Debbie Augustus

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5 Lessons Running Has Taught Me

<i>"God made me for a purpose... And when I run, I feel His pleasure." --Eric Liddell</i><p>Here's what I truly love about running: Every single lesson it has taught me, can be applied to my life. Maybe it's the reason I continue lacing up my shoes, day after day. Even when running brings me tears. Because I …

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A High-Intensity Workout to Burn Calories Like Crazy

Feel awesome before tomorrow’s big feast!<p>Bored with traditional cardio like running on a track or using the elliptical? The moves combined in this six-move sequence make for an incredible calorie-burning alternative. Bonus: They’ll also tighten up and tone your muscles.<p><b>The Workout:</b> Perform each …

HIIT It! 8-Minute Total-Body Workout

Boost your metabolism and start shedding fat—stat with this fast-paced, heart-pounding routine.<p>Get ready to turn your traditional gym routine on its …

21 Reasons the Treadmill Doesn’t Have to Suck

Runners, why the treadmill hate? In a recent issue of <i>Runner’s World</i>, editors confessed they had to bribe people with swag like GPS watches to test …

7 Of The Best Ab Exercises You're Probably Not Doing

Nobody loves ab exercises -- but chances are you're probably doing them anyway.<p>Many of us are plagued by a little extra around the middle, and while ab exercises can't single-handedly undercover six-pack abs (they're in there, somewhere), core workouts <i>can</i> improve your posture and balance, ward off …

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Welcome!<p>In the blogging and business world, you own two things – your website and your email list. Your website is an extension of you and your …

The Treadmill Torcher

These lung-busting sprint intervals will test your mettle<p>While jogging on a treadmill is mostly an exercise in willpower, sprinting on one is a true test of your muscles and lungs. "It takes an insane amount of strength and cardiovascular fitness to do it," says Todd Durkin, C.S.C.S., author of <b>The</b> …

10 Abs Exercises Better Than Crunches

10 abs exercises for women that are so much better than crunches.<p>If you still think that doing crunches will score you amazing abs, you're in for a rude awakening. Flattening your belly requires multi-muscle exercises that target all the regions of your core—upper and lower abs, obliques, …

21 Ways To Flatten Your Belly

Your ultimate guide to a slimmer midsection.<p><i>This article was written and provided by our partners at</i> Prevention<i>.</i><p>A toned, flat tummy is a goal many of us strive to achieve, but endless crunches and ditching all your favorite foods isn't the right way to do it. Fortunately, a flat belly can be …

6 Ways to Fix Your Running Stride

Tweak your form to be more efficient and less injury-prone.<p>As part of a recent run analysis I got at NYSportsMed's Athlete Performance Center a few weeks ago, I had my stride and body mechanics analyzed while I ran on a treadmill. They call it the "Runner's Report Card" and it's an elite-level …

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The Best Stretch for Every Body Part

When it comes to getting the most out of your workout, you have to care for the muscles that heave all of those heavy weights, too<p>When you think of flexibility, it's likely that the first things that come to mind are touching your toes, or stretching your hamstrings. Unfortunately, those are often …

10 Minutes to a Tighter Core . . . No Crunches Required

A tight and toned core gives you sexy, sleek abs along with better posture — and everyone looks better when they lose the slouch.<p>Take 10 minutes to work your middle with this workout that is perfect for newbies and fitness buffs alike. The moves may be basic, but the results are anything but. And …

The 5-Minute Fat Blaster Workout

Grab your dumbbells—let's get down to business.<p>Blasting fat sounds great, right? But it also sounds time-consuming—like, three-hours-in-the-gym-each-day time-consuming. And who has time for that?<p>But guess what? That's so not necessary! In fact, all you need are five minutes and the five exercises …

7 Big Benefits Of Exercising Outside This Winter

Let's face it -- it's tough to find the motivation to exercise outside these days. During the work week, sometimes <i>both</i> legs of our daily commutes are completed in utter darkness. And while weekend sunshine is appreciated, it doesn't do much to warm up our wintry surroundings. But before you throw …

Hilly 5K Training Plan - Women's Running

If you hate hills, I feel your (calf, quad and hamstring) pain. I started running in the pancake-flat Chicago suburbs, so when I did my first hilly …

The Busy Girl's Guide to Working Out | Women's Running

<i>*Content courtesy of POPSUGAR Fitness</i><p>If you’re ready to make a healthy commitment to your future self, exercise is an absolute must. But when you …

What's the Optimal Temperature for Marathons?

Why Paris is faster than Chicago despite a hillier course.<p>A few days ago, my "Running the Data" feature on what it will take to run a sub-2-hour marathon went live (it's in the November issue of the print magazine). It's also the culmination of months of work by a team including my editor Christine …

Should You Stretch Before Running?

Stretching results in slower starts, greater effort.<p>A few weeks ago, I took the "anti" side in a lighthearted <i>RW</i> debate about post-run stretching. Turns out stretching is still a hot-button issue that gets people fired up! So with that in mind, here's an interesting new study from researchers in …

How Do Morning Workouts Affect Sleep?

It's not just the night before that matters.<p>Ever wondered how morning workouts affect your sleep? A new study in the <i>European Journal of Sport Science</i>, from researchers in Australia (including Shona Halson, the head of recovery at the Australian Institute of Sport) tackles this question. The study …

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7 early-morning stretches to build a better body

Tired of waking up in the morning achy or constantly tight and sluggish? Chances are you’re like everyone else who skips out on stretching. To start …

Treadmill vs. Outdoor Running | Women's Running

<i>I run a few times a week on the treadmill. I’m signed up to do a 5k this spring, but I’m nervous about running outdoors. Do you have any tips?</i> …

Run Faster, Get Firmer: The 15-Minute Runner Workout

This do-anywhere workout will tighten your bod and boost your jogs.<p>It's summer: great time to say buh-bye to the gym and take your workouts outside But that doesn't mean you have to ditch your strength training and just focus on cardio, says Jordan Metzl, M.D., author of <i>The Exercise Cure</i>. It's …

These 5 Moves Will Make You Look Flat-Bellied from Every Angle

This series tones your ENTIRE core.<p>Your core is about <i>so</i> much more than just your abdominal muscles. It comprises the main abdominal muscle (<b>rectus abdominus</b>, a.k.a. the “six pack” muscle) that allows you torso flexion, or what happens when you sit up from lying down or bend over. Then there's your</b> …

An Unexpected Exercise That Targets Belly Fat

By now, you probably know that upping the ante on your core workouts won't unveil the six-pack abs of your dreams. It's simply impossible to reduce body fat in a specific area, no matter how much you curse that little something extra around your middle.<p>However, that doesn't mean that strength …

Do This Workout for a Flat Belly!

Hollywood personal trainer Michelle Lovitt shares her go-to exercises for strong abs.<p><i>This article was repurposed with permission from</i> Prevention<i>.</i><p>We asked Michelle Lovitt to create and demonstrate a firm-abs plan, and she over-delivered. Based on principles she perfected with her Hollywood clients, …

Running In Winter? Snow Problem! 20 Must-Have Items For Cold-Weather Running

<i>By Sally Tamarkin</i><p>The winter months can be chilly and gray -- not exactly the kind of weather that inspires outdoor workouts. But when you're dressed for the conditions and determined to conquer the cold, weather is a state of mind. In fact, a brisk run while the snow is falling can make for an …