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How Bitcoin’s Technology Could Soon Shed Light On How Products Are Made

The same tech that prevents fraud with Bitcoin also can provide a chain of custody for products.<p>When shopping online or at the mall, it’s easy to figure out a product’s price and the basic materials from which it’s made. It’s much harder to find out where it came from and how it was produced. …

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The Essential 7-Minute, No-Gym Warmup

Work in these five moves before your run to get faster and stay injury free.<p>Seven minutes can be an eternity—for a runner, at least. That's enough time to bang out a mile repeat, ice a cranky knee, or boil water for pasta. And now, it's also enough time to squeeze in a strength-training workout.<p>We …

8 Healthy Tech Habits to Adopt in 2015

Hello, 2015. How are you? I'm fine, I'm just currently bouncing back from last night's rager that left me with a bad hangover. Not a great start to …

12 Habits to Keep up Your Running Motivation

Follow these everyday tips for a fitter, healthier, and happier new you.<p>Runners dream big. Tackling a new distance, posting a personal best, losing 20 pounds—we embrace grand challenges. But what happens after that goal is (hopefully) met? You risk losing motivation and stalling—unless you’ve …

Walk to Strengthen Muscles

Slow down to get stronger and go longer.<p>Never underestimate the power of a good walk--and not just as a midrun break. Going for a "pure" walk (no running at all) allows your body to make small adaptations that strengthen your feet, knees, and hips. Long, brisk walks can help boost your endurance. …

A Month-by-Month Guide to a Fitter, Faster You

A year has 365 glorious days.<p>Why take them on with just one so-big-it-fails resolution? Better to break down your goals into 12 easy-to-implement steps, like the ones on the following pages. Take them month-by-month or choose a few that appeal to you, and run with them. Either way, you'll end up …

Winning One-Liners

The best advice from the gurus of running.<p><b>"Fitness takes time."</b><i><br>—​Coach Greg McMillan</i><p>McMillan advises driven athletes from newbies to Olympic qualifiers who all have one thing in common: "They're used to giving things 110 percent, and they expect that'll achieve fast results," says the exercise …

Always In Training

Juggling life and running means training for nothing while training for everything, says Elizabeth Comeau.<p>I don’t have any races coming up for a while, so why do I keep telling anyone who asks that “I’m in training”?<p>The simple answer: Because I need to.<p>The less simple answer: Because I’ve learned …

How to Run Faster | Runner's World

Want to run faster? If you can complete up to 5 or 6 miles, you’re ready to boost your speed and your cardiovascular fitness.<p>Our Run Faster plan will ease you into track workouts to boost your leg and lung power—and your finishing time at the next 5K or 10K race. You’ll also develop a sense of …

How to Get Abs Quick

Forget crunches. If you want to get faster, fitter, and stronger, you need to train your core like a runner.<p>A generation ago, you’d be hard-pressed to find elite runners paying attention to their abs. Today, it’s practically mandatory. “Our coaches drill the importance of core conditioning into our …

21 Quick Trail Running Tips

New to running trails? Here's what to know before heading off the beaten path.<p><i>Vanessa asks: One of my resolutions this year was to start trail running. Do you have any tips for me?</i><p>What a fantastic resolution that will lead you happily off the beaten path this season. Although trail running is …

The 25 Golden Rules of Running

Time-tested, universally accepted axioms of the sport.<p>In most cases, these rules started out as a lightbulb over one runner’s head. After a while, that runner told a few running buddies (probably during a long run), word spread, and before you know it, coaches were testing it, sports scientists …

Should I Stretch Before or After My Runs?

Neither, experts say. Or if you must, do it after your workout—not before.<p>You’ve seen the iconic image of a runner bent over and touching his toes. You’ve probably seen plenty of runners doing this before races. So it may surprise you to hear that this so-called static stretching—attempting to …

Proper Pacing Will Make You a Better Runner

Use these tips to know how fast (or slow) you are running.<p>How fast are you running? Ask yourself midrun—no peeking at your GPS!—and chances are, you'll get it wrong. Research shows that recreational runners overestimate or underestimate their pace by 32 to 40 seconds per mile. And many assume that …

Nine Surprising Ways Running Helps Your Body

You know running is healthy, but do you know all the good it does?<p><b>Grows Cartilage</b><br>Ignore the naysayers—running isn't necessarily bad for your knees. Research from Australia's Monash University suggests that the impact of running can increase cartilage production, which can safeguard your joints from …

Slaying The Protein Myth

Eating Lower on the Food Chain: A Plea for Sanity<p>I am plant-based. Essentially, this means I don’t eat anything with a face or a mother. Animals find …

The Six Best Exercises for New Runners

No gym? No problem! These six bodyweight exercises will make you a stronger, less injury-prone runner.

The Benefits of Not Racing

Some runners never pin on a bib. Here's how they stay motivated to run hard and often.<p>If you asked a coach, a sports psychologist, and a running magazine editor for help climbing out of a motivational slump, it's likely each one would give you the very same piece of advice: Sign up for a race! It's …

Supine Split

Grab a yoga strap (or a towel) for this hamstring stretch, great for before or after a run.<p>Boston-based yogi Rebecca Pacheco is an international yoga teacher and creator of the popular yoga and wellness site omgal.com. Rebecca began practicing yoga at 16 and began teaching at age 20. She is an avid …

10 Essential Strength Exercises for Runners

Do these exercises consistently, and you’ll run faster and stronger.<p>Whenever the topic of strength training and running comes up, most runners tend to respond with, “Wait, I’m supposed to do something other than running?” Supplementing running with strengthening exercises will not only aid in …

Why Stair-Climbing is Good for Runners

The plyometric motion strengthens your muscles, heart, and lungs for better running.<p>If you borrow one element (besides running) from Rocky Balboa’s training regimen, make it stair-climbing. The plyometric motion strengthens the same muscles as lunges and squats, and taxes your lungs and heart as …

Less Does More

Hit your speed and fitness goals even when you can't run as much as you'd like.<p>Ah, summer: Humidity slows you down, vacations disrupt your schedule, and the call of the barbecue proves irresistible. It can be tough for a runner to stay on track. But those distractions can be a great excuse to …

The 8-Week Beginner’s Guide

70.88 KB<p>This training guide is designed to get you to the point where you can run 30 minutes (about two miles) at a slow, relaxed pace. It’s a simple, progressive program that begins with more walking than running, and gradually evolves into more running than walking.<p>Once you are able to run two …

How Running Changed Me: Jason Braunstein

Running helped Jason get healthy and cope with cancer.<p><b>NAME</b> Jason Braunstein<p><b>AGE</b> 41<p><b>OCCUPATION</b> GIS Manager<p><b>HOMETOWN</b> Lovingston, VA<p><b>FAMILY</b> Wife, Heather; daughters Cailin (age 11) and Lucy (age 7); and Kona, our German shepherd/Belgian Malnois rescue dog<p><b>What prompted you to start working out?</b><p>I was a …