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How I Got Hooked on Running 50-Plus-Mile Races

The Denver urgent-care doctor held a needle against my big toe. “You look apprehensive,” he said after telling me that the pain would only last a …

Running

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Positive Thinking

3 daily practices for living a happy life, according to over 100 psychologists

As Annie Dillard writes in her book "The Writing Life," "how we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives."<p>There's no short-cut to a happy life, but there are simple things we can do to help us get there.<p>"We have a choice in our lives, in our behavior, and in our thoughts, as to what we …

Happiness

Running gives your brain a work out, say scientists

Study finds aerobic exercise increases the neuron reserves in the area of the brain responsible for learning<p>Running is not only good for your body, but also boosts your brainpower, according to a new study.<p>Researchers found that aerobic exercise increases the neuron reserves in the hippocampus area …

10 Miracle Foods for Younger-Looking Skin

You are what you eat — this is absolutely true when it comes to healthy and glowing skin. Your skin takes a little over a month to replenish itself …

Bernard Roth: Stamford professor says eliminating two phrases can make you more successful

The way you speak not only affects how others perceive you; it also has the potential to shape your behaviour.<p>Swapping one word for another could …

Credit Suisse

Running Just 10 Minutes A Day Can Significantly Improve Your Health

Exercise is good for you. Everyone knows that. But all too often, our thoughts on exercise focus on the gym. This is a problem. People who cannot …

Exercise

11 Life-Changing Books To Help You Build Better Habits

When you woke up this morning, what did you do first?Did you hop in the shower, check your email or grab a doughnut from the kitchen counter?Did you …

Self-improvement

5 foods that are scientifically proven to make you happy

Diving into a big jar of Nutella for instant comfort may seem like just the right thing to do when you’re feeling down and out. But you may want to …

Wellness

A White Winter

IN THE STUDIO WITH BEIJA FLOR

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Running a marathon requires a great deal of preparation, both mentally and physically. Your body and mind need ample amounts of every essential nutrient to stay healthy throughout your training and the event. According to RunningPlanet.com's "Marathon Nutrition Guide," 65 to 75 percent of the food …

Nutrition

What Happens to Your Body on a Juice Cleanse

Ah, the start of a new year! Gym memberships suddenly spike, bathroom scales get dusted off, and friends start discussing which juice cleanse to try. …

Wellness

Best for Losing Weight- 15 Smoothies for Breakfast

Why Smoothies are great for losing weight<p>Toxins that find their way into our body are referred to as xenobiotics. Xenobiotics include cosmetics, …

10 Mind-Blowing Books That People Who Love Thinking Can't Miss

P.J. O’Rouke once said, “Always read something that will make you look good if you die in the middle of it.”<p>While I do think there is a place for …

5 Awesome TED Talks That Will Make You Remarkably Happy | Inc.com

There are lots of TED Talks about serious subjects like medical research, natural disasters, and even rocket science. However, some TED Talks are sure to put a smile on your face. Here are five of my favorites.<p><b>1. Dan Gilbert: The Surprising Science of Happiness</b><p>Gilbert, author of <i>Stumbling on</i> …

Happiness

10 Tips to Live Your Life Efficiently

People constantly think about improving their quality of life. If they spend their days doing useless things, such as watching the Kardashians or Big …

Time Management

This Habit Will Change Your Life

What if there was one habit that could achieve all of the following:<p>Improve your learning ability and grow brain cells<br>• Alleviate stress, anger, anxiety, and depression<br>• Increase focus, attention, and alertness<br>• Improve mood<br>• Build self-control, resilience, and motivation<br>• Boost confidence and social …

Immune System

The One Body Part You're Not Stretching, But Should Be

Stop neglecting this body part—your knees will thank you.<p>As a runner, I have a stash of foam rollers and lacrosse balls everywhere— at home, under my …

Workouts

Curious Why Coffee Gives You the Runs? (You Know You Are)

But what is it about java that has us making a beeline for the ladies' room in the middle of a morning meeting?<p>There’s a general consensus that, directly or indirectly, coffee stimulates the digestive system. But research on why and how isn’t conclusive. Some studies claim that it’s caffeine—not …

Running a Marathon: Understanding Hitting a Wall, Fatigue, and Cramping

This article originally appeared at RunnersConnect.netThe first step to fixing any problem is accurately identifying what is causing the issue. Got a …

Marathons

The Amount of Water You Actually Need Per Day

Eight, 8 oz. glasses of water a day: it’s a rule that’s been burned into our brains for years as the ideal amount of fluid to drink each day. Yet no …

Wellness

Awesome avocado nutrition facts

You can spread it like butter, use it in your favorite salad, or make a fresh guacamole. Never feel guilty about using avocado in any dish, because it is packed with healthy fats — and that’s just one of the many avocado nutrition facts.<p><b>1. Avocados Contain Monounsaturated Fats</b><br>One of the most …

Nutrition

Is diet or exercise best for weight loss? 4 reasons your workout doesn't work

Hey you, sweating on the treadmill with visions of fat melting away as you watch the miles go by on the counter. Or you, huffing and puffing in a cardio class, hoping to fit into those skinny jeans.<p>Moving your body is critical to well being, but when it comes to losing weight, exercise is not the …

Fitness