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Creatine: what is it and should we supplement our diets with it?

Named after the Greek word <i>kreas</i>, meaning flesh, creatine is an amino acid derivative found in all cells in the body, but is stored primarily in …

Diets

How to be a better triathlete: Tips from champ Paula Newby-Fraser

Paula Newby-Fraser, widely known as "the Queen of Kona," has won 21 Ironman Triathlon titles and eight Ironman World Championships in Kona, Hawaii -- more than any other athlete, male or female, in the 36-year history of the event.<p>Newby-Faser now serves as a coach, mentoring Super Bowl champion …

14 Non-Dairy Foods That Are High in Calcium

Calcium builds healthy bones and teeth and ensures your muscles, cells, and nerves work properly. Adults need about 1,000 milligrams a day—that’s a …

11 Surprising Things That Can Make Seasonal Allergies Worse

Who likes getting a runny nose or itchy eyes when allergies flare up? Talk to any allergy sufferer and they will agree it's never fun. Your goal is to minimize your reactions as much as possible, but you may not realize that seemingly harmless daily habits or things in your environment could make …

How To Fuel For A Morning Run

<i>Everyone is different, but there are a few simple guidelines to keep in mind.</i><p>Heading out the door to run while the sun is just beginning to peak over …

Is Fasting During Workouts Safe?

How much sports drink is too much during a workout? Photo: www.shutterstock.com<i>Think twice before you “starve” yourself during and after …

Weight loss - The Running Bug

8 Detox Superfoods for Fall

Reach for these detox powerhouses during feasting season<p><i>By Emily Bibb for POPSUGAR Fitness</i><p>With the feasting season quickly approaching, we are here to remind you that your diet is not doomed! The autumnal season is loaded with detox powerhouses; these pieces of produce will naturally help you get …

Superfoods

7 Mistakes You're Making with Olive Oil

Welcome to the finer points of choosing and using EVOO.<p>We all know that extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) is one of the Seven Wonders of the Food World. It contains antioxidants and heart-healthy fats galore—and, of course, it tastes amazing. EVOO is one of the most common kitchen staples, but most …

Flavors

3 Weird Things Sugar Does To Your Brain

They're definitely not so sweet.<p>It's no secret that eating tons of sugar can lead to weight gain—or that too much of the sweet stuff can make you go kind of haywire. In fact, a recent animal study from the journal <i>Appetite</i> found that sugar consumption may induce cognitive dysfunction.<p>But even though …

Does Eating Late at Night Really Lead to Weight Gain?

A nutritionist shares how to eat late and still lose weight<p><b>The question:</b> So many people say not to eat after 7 p.m. But can late dinners and midnight snacks really thwart my weight loss goals?<p><b>The expert:</b> Nutritionist Jaime Mass, M.S., R.D., L.D./N.<p><b>The answer:</b> "A calorie is a calorie," says Mass. …

Nutrition

10 Weird Things That Destroy Your Immunity

Nix these bad habits, and the cold and flu will be no match against your immune system

Wellness

12 great uses for protein powder

Yes, we all know about the usual protein shakes.<p>But did you realize that protein powder can actually be integrated into a number of healthy and easy …

Protein

The 13 best hangover helpers

‘Tis the season to let loose, but few things are worse than throwing back one too many celebratory drinks, only to wake up with bloodshot eyes and a …

Headaches

15 Healthy High-Fiber Foods That Make You Feel Full and Satisfied

Fill up (and not out) with these good-for-you, high-fiber foods

Healthy Eating

10 Plyometric Exercise Moves That Burn Major Calories

These high-intensity moves can improve your performance, too<p>Ever seen people at the gym do a series of crazy-intense, rapid-fire jumps, skips, and hops? You were probably witnessing plyometrics, a type of high-octane training that taps into energy stored in muscles to encourage muscle development, …

Workouts

TRY FASTING!!

<b>TRY FASTING!!</b><p>Fasting is an effective way to clean our bodies. We accumulate certain amount of toxins daily that should be out by exercising. Exercise does help but we are getting more toxins than what our body is capable for depurate.<p>By fasting we are letting our organs start cleaning themselves. It is like a resting day for them, when they can finally take a shower after long days and weeks of hard working trying to metabolize everything we consume.<p>Make a fast with juices!!. All juices are …