Kristi

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100 Beginner Running Tips

Wear spandex shorts under your regular running shorts so you don’t chafe “down there.”<p>Cotton socks will only lead to blisters; invest in socks …

DIY: The 5 Simplest All-Natural Home Cleaners

I switched to crunchy, homemade cleaning supplies years ago, but a lack of time and funds made me wonder: Do natural cleaners really require multiple …

Try This Low-Impact HIIT Workout At Home

Go hard (but stay soft on your joints) with this HIIT cardio workout you can do anywhere.<p>1. Stationary Skater<p>A<p>B<p><b>A.</b><p>Stand with feet wider than hip-width …

Paleo Perfection: Eat Like a Cavewoman For 1 Day

The Paleo diet is all the rage, but committing to it translates to major lifestyle changes. If you're considering going Paleo, start with a one-day …

What's the Difference Between Upward Facing Dog and Cobra Pose?

One of the most troublesome poses for new yoga students is Upward Facing Dog. In an all-levels class, many teachers start off with Cobra Pose, a …

10 Healthy Recipes Using Greek Yogurt

From breakfast to dessert and everything in between, there are more than a few ways to enjoy tasty Greek yogurt<p>What's not to love in a creamy and …

Running On Air: Breathing Technique

A revolutionary way to breathe can help you run better and sidestep injury.<p>In my early days as a runner, I, like most, didn't give any thought to my breathing. I took up the sport in high school—back in the '70s—and as a senior on the cross-country team, I won the individual league championship, a …

Home Practice Myths

0<p>SHARES<p>There are a million reasons to practice at home, all by yourself. From having the freedom to do whatever poses you like, learning to listen to …

3 Delicious Cold Soups for Summer

It's hot outside, but that doesn't mean you can't have soup for lunch<p>Quick, healthy, and delicious, soup is too perfect a meal to give up just because warm weather is here. These chilled versions are silky and satisfying. <b>Smoky Roasted Red Pepper Soup</b>Drain two 16-ounce jars of roasted red peppers, …

Food

Ask the Diet Doctor: Are "Cheat Days" Ever Okay?

3 rules you need to know to enjoy your favorite indulgence without ruining your healthy diet.<p><b>Q:</b> Is it okay to have a "cheat day" once a week? —Paige …

Ask the Diet Doctor: How Many Calories Should I Eat to Lose Weight?

A simple, 3-step process to find how many calories you should eat for weight loss success<p>Q: How many calories should I eat to lose weight?<p><b>A:</b> …

Doing THIS With Your Partner Leads to More Sex

A new survey suggests that when couples run together, the benefits extend all the way to the bedroom<p>Want to have more sex with your guy? Just slip into something seductive…like your running shoes. Seriously: Couples that run together may have more sex, according to a recent survey conducted by …

Weightlifting

Pilates in the Pool

Perform these 5 moves the next time you go for a swim<p><b>WHY THE POOL?</b> It lets you move in three dimensions instead of two, explains Rebecca Pfeiffer, M.P.H., a certified Pilates instructor and Poolates creator. "This gives your core and waist a deeper workout than you get on land," Pfeiffer says. …

Workouts

The (15 Minute) Belly Blasting Workout

Even women who are otherwise slender and fit can end up with a belly pooch due to underworked lower abdominal muscles. This workout will tap into the deep abdominal muscles—the transverse abdominis—that pull in your waistline like a corset. Do these moves one after another with no rest in between. …

Workouts

6 Ways to Improve Your Yoga Practice

Feeling more like a distracted dog than a downward-facing dog? These tips from yoga instructor Drisana Carey will help keep you in the moment next time you hit the mat<p>For many people, it’s hard to imagine finding peace in your local yoga studio—much less in the middle of a bustling metropolis. But …

Yoga

7 Must-Try Mason Jar Meals

Perfect for summer picnics or just when you’re on the go<p><i>194 calories, 2.9 grams sugar, 2.8 grams fat, 39.3 grams carbohydrates, 6.3 grams …

The Best Butt Workout

Try this 20-minute butt workout to solidify your assets<p><b>To get a gorgeous butt</b> do these moves twice a week. Complete the recommended sets and reps, opting for a weight at which you can barely eke out the last rep of your final set with perfect form. <i>Check out all of WH's 20-Minute Workout Series -</i></b> …

Workouts

The Best Abs Workout: Get Six Pack Abs in Weeks

Lose belly fat: Use this abs workout to get strong core muscles and sexy, flat abs in no time<p><b>You've been obsessing over your abs for almost two decades.</b> That ends now. Because we laid out one of the best ab workouts for women to kick those elusive buggers out of hiding. Finally.<p>Why's our plan so …

Workouts

20 Ways to Make Your Favorite Moves More Effective

Give your workout a makeover to get better results faster.<p>Squats are a great exercise for toning your glutes, but if you really want to take your …

The Truth About 7 Big Yoga Claims

Which promises can your practice truly deliver on?<p>The myriad benefits attributed to yoga—weight-loss, heart disease protection, freedom from …

The Best New Exercises for Women

Discover the best workout for women that you're not doing<p>The Best New Exercises (for every part of a woman's body!)<p>There's a popular saying among fitness experts: "The best exercise is the one you're not doing." The take-home message? To achieve the best results, you need to regularly challenge …

Workouts

Check Yourself

Avoid common overtraining traps by paying attention to your body's warning signs.<p>Consistent training helps a runner <b>lose weight</b>, get in shape, and gear up for a race. But it's possible to have too much of a good thing, whether you're logging 80 miles a week or 18. "The problem isn't a matter of too …

8 Ways to Stay Cooler During Summer Runs

Simple ways to fight off the heat during warm-weather runs.<p>Summer is a terrific time to run, but hot temperatures can be a challenge. Here are some simple ways to deal with the heat and enjoy your hot weather runs.

Get to the Point

Having a purpose for every run helps you get fitter, faster, and more focused.<p>For today's run, how far are you going, how fast, and with whom? If you're following a structured training plan, you know the answers. But plenty of runners make those decisions as they head out the door based on the …

16 Healthy (and Yummy) Prerun Meals and Snacks

Before heading out for a run it's important to make sure you're fueled.<p>Your body needs high-octane fuel to run its best.<p>Here are some high-carb, low-fat, low-fiber meals and snacks that can provide the energy you need to run your best, for a variety of different workouts. These meals and snacks, …

Avoid running with Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis is an inflammation of the plantar fascia, the tissue on the sole of the foot. It is often caused by overuse of the plantar fascia …

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