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11 Super Foods for Your Skin and Brain

Beauty versus brains. We can forever debate which is more important, but when it comes to our diet, many of the same foods support both our skin AND intellect. Besides, who decided we can’t have it all?<p>If you’ve been looking for a shortlist that will keep you healthy and primed to make your best …

Nutrition

Put Down That Energy Drink!

Need a boost? 9 natural ways to feel more energized<p>Tempted to recharge by downing an energy drink? Look elsewhere for your "wings," according to experts who've studied the effects of these beverages. There's little evidence that energy drinks have unique performance-enhancing powers—beyond making …

Nutrition

How to Strengthen Your Hips, Glutes, and Hamstrings for Running

It seems like every year there is a new aspect of running we <b>need</b> to work on<p>One year it was our feet; foot core was the secret to injury free …

Biomechanics

Even Super-Short Workouts Keep Your Weight Down

A couple minutes of brisk walking here and there can really add up to lost inches on your waistline<p>Some days, it feels like you can't make it to the gym for 20 minutes, let alone a full hour. Don't sweat it: Even very short bouts of higher-intensity physical activity—we're talking brisk …

Exercise

Six Steps To A Revitalizing Juice Cleanse

<i>Fasting gives your organs a break from all the work they do to digest foods and provides a variety of health benefits.</i><p>Shifting gears during down …

Is Exercise Better Than Drugs for Disease Management?

For years, healthcare experts have warned against America’s growing dependence on prescription medications.<p>Indeed, if you divided the more than four …

Feeling Tired? Drink Water

Fight fatigue with water: Why water cures you when you are tired<p>What's the easiest, cheapest, and fastest cure when you're dragging? Water. Fatigue is, after all, one of the first signs of dehydration. Even a small drop in your body's water levels can hurt you. A recent study from Tufts University …

Wellness

The Human Body has a Story to Tell

Daniel Lieberman, the Harvard evolutionary biologist sometimes credited for sparking the barefoot running revolution, has a new book out—<i>The Story of the Human Body</i>—and it’s a doozy. Lieberman argues that only by looking at human physiology through an evolutionary lens can we truly begin to …

Hunter Gatherers

The 10 commandments of fitness

Pills, powders, diets, and Ab Dominators for $49.95 over three easy payments? Please. You might be sent to Health and Fitness Hell.<p><b>3. Thou Shalt</b> …

Tai Chi

Forefoot Running & How to Avoid Calf Pain

Forefoot Running: How to Avoid Calf Pain<p>It’s quite common for runners who are making the change from a heel striking running style to <b>forefoot running</b> …

Proper Running Technique: Six Ways to Improve Efficiency

<b>We All Run Differently…</b><p>With all the debate over the last few years around running techniques, it’s important to understand that there is a distinct …

Plantar Fasciitis Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

According to the U.S. National Library of Medicine, Plantar fasciitis (PF) is a painful inflammatory process of the plantar fascia, the connective tissue on the sole of the foot, that affects around 2 million Americans each year.<p>Dr. David Pierson, Chiropractic Physician, DC, CCSP, ICSSD, FICC and …

Get a Killer Cardio Workout—No Treadmill Required

Turns out you don't need to run (or swim, or pedal) to get a heart-pumping, calorie-blasting fix<p>Cardio is kind of like cilantro: You either love it or hate it.<p>Sure, maybe you can learn to tolerate it by sprinkling small doses into your weekly routine, but for many people, long treadmill jogs will …

Exercise

5 Ways to be a Faster and Happier Runner

Chi Running is catching on—find out more about the Tai Chi-inspired technique<p>Despite unseasonably warm temps in the northeast, fall marathon season is upon us. And for those gearing up for the New York City Marathon on November 3, you’ve probably already logged most of your key training runs. At …

Running

Eat - The Running Bug

Rise And Run: How To Become A Morning Runner

<i>Making small adjustments is key to transitioning from night owl to early bird.</i><p>For most night owls the thought of being a morning runner sounds like a …

Your Best Running Fuel

You may be swapping your running shorts for leggings and zipping up your windbreaker before heading out for a run these days, but just because you’re not sweating as much doesn’t mean you should skimp on hydration. Staying hydrated, even in the winter, is important for getting the most out of your …

Marathons

Which is a Better Workout, Running or Walking?

Photo by Timothy Takemoto<p>By Katie Koerner | Greatist<p>There are many reasons why people start running: to stay slim, boost energy, or snag that …

Back on Track

Fallen out of your regular running routine? How to stage a strong comeback.<p>Even the most devoted runners can get sidetracked from their routine by crazy deadlines, long-awaited vacations, or (worse) nagging injuries. But rather than fret over how long it's going to take you to return to speed, it's …

30 Simple Ways to Supercharge Your Diet

It’s not difficult to eat healthier. Just making simple changes to your diet can ramp up the vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients you’re getting. …

10 Delicious Vegetarian Recipes

In case you haven’t heard, October 1 is World Vegetarian Day. So if you aren’t a vegetarian (or if you are), now is the perfect time to add some …

How to Prevent and Treat Trail Running Injuries

A trail medic explains what to do when you get hurt miles away from civilization.<p>Trail runner, paramedic, and Wilderness EMT Keith Williams of Conowingo, M.D., provides standby medical care at numerous trail races throughout the year.<p>"Road and trail runners share common issues like cramping and …

Achilles Pain, Poor Glute Control Linked

Glutes in runners with Achilles pain fire later, for less time.<p>Over the last few years, sports medicine professionals examining injuries have increasingly looked at what they call the kinetic chain, or the body parts that work together during an athletic movement. (In layperson's terms, the hip …

3 Things Every Runner Should Do

<i>Got five minutes a day? Try these methods to gain strength and improve your running form.</i><p>The challenge: In 24 hours, balance work, family, friends, …

Monday Minute: Single-Leg Dead Lift

In this video, Tim Crowley and friends show us the single-leg dead lift, an essential injury-prevention exercise for runners that strengthens the …

6 Reasons to Start Running

It'll help you stress less, fight cancer, and boost your bones

Cancer

How to Avoid Common Midrun Mishaps

Cramps, blisters, chafing and side stitches don't have to derail your workout.<p>These common problems don’t have to derail your workout. Here’s how to handle them.<p><b>Chafing</b><p>Before you go, apply Vaseline, adhesive bandages, or sports lubricants like BodyGlide to areas that are prone to chafing. Lip balm …