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11 Luxury Fashion Brand Gift Ideas That'll Wow 'Em

<i>By Avery Matera, Glamour</i><p>Luxury fashion boutiques and designer stores can be intimidating to shop at, especially during the holiday season, when everything seems to be especially sparkly (read: pricey). Knowing that prices can climb into the (very high) thousands of dollars, you may think you'll …

A Winter Bath for Every Ailment: The Soaks That Cure Colds, Sore Muscles, and Beyond

"There must be quite a few things a hot bath won’t cure, but I don’t know many of them," Sylvia Plath wrote in <i>The Bell Jar</i>. Decades later, in parts of the world where water flows freely, her words still resonate. This is the time of year we sit on our bathtub’s ledge, reach for our faucets, settle …

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Cycling to Extremes: Cardiac issues a concern for endurance athletes

<i>Editor's note: This article originally appeared at VeloNews.com</i><p>The sun was bright on the upturned red rock Flatirons above Boulder, Colorado. It was …

Yoga for Cyclists

Years of cycling had taken its toll on my flexibility, posture, core stability, and riding position. In the past, friends and colleagues had suggested yoga, but I resisted. Training to me was always about hard work and suffering, whether I was on a bike, in a pool, or lifting weights in a gym. But …

Your Perfect Half Marathon

15 Poses to Help You Sleep Better

2.5K<p>SHARES<p>Ease into a restful night with a quiet yoga practice focused on deep breathing to calm your mind and release physical tension. This …

No Gear? No Problem! How to Get Your Workout in With Nothing But a Wall

A quick workout with no bike? We’re in!<p>Ideally, you’d be able to fit in a bike ride whenever you want. Unfortunately, reality often gets in the way, and sometimes that just doesn’t work out. When you’re in a time pinch, this five-exercise circuit can get you moving. Do three sets, resting a minute …

10 Abs Exercises Better Than Crunches

10 abs exercises for women that are so much better than crunches.<p>If you still think that doing crunches will score you amazing abs, you're in for a rude awakening. Flattening your belly requires multi-muscle exercises that target all the regions of your core—upper and lower abs, obliques, …

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How to Prevent Common Running Injuries

Proper form, strength training, and the right shoes can prevent injury.<p>It's an all too common scenario: Runner begins training program. A month or so later, a twinge settles on a knee. Runner stretches, pops ibuprofen, keeps running. A few—or maybe 100—runs later, runner is on the couch, ice pack …

Two Simple Tests To Predict Shin Splints

Think you have them? Try these now.<p>The current issue of the <i>British Journal of Sports Medicine</i> has a study by Australian researchers who worked with a group of 384 soldiers during training. At the start of the study, they performed a couple of simple diagnostic tests; then, over the next 16 months, …

Haile Gebrselassie's World Record Marathon Fueling Plan

See what Geb consumed en route to his first WR in Berlin in 2007.<p>A quick tidbit from a PowerBar-sponsored presentation after the New York marathon, given by exercise physiologist Trent Stellingwerff (who used to work for PowerBar's parent company, Nestle): the fueling plan used by Haile …

The Perfect Warmup For Running Workouts | Competitor.com

<i>Be sure to do both general and specific warm-up activities before races and faster workouts.</i><p>In high school I performed static stretches before every …

9 Butt Exercises for a Super-Toned Tush

Yeah, you squat. But aren’t you ready to mix it up a bit?<p>So sick of squats? We hear you. The key to a gravity-defying backside is introducing new exercises that tone every inch of your rear. These 9 moves from the <i>Women’s Health Big Book of Exercises</i> target all the muscles in your glutes and …

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9 Pilates Moves For A Flatter Stomach

Hit the mat and try these exercises for a sculpted waistline<p>Pretty much every move in Pilates targets your core, but if flat abs are your goal then there’s definitely a way to step things up. Case in point: These 9 belly-sculpting exercises from the <i>Women’s Health Big Book of Pilates</i>. Learn the …

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Speed Workouts to Gauge Fitness

Measure your training progress for any distance race.<p>Every runner needs a "go-to" workout—an interval session, a goal-pace run, or other key workout to complete more than once during a training cycle. Whether you're prepping for a race or running to stay fit, doing the same workout regularly lets …

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 …

Core Values

Get faster with our midsection makeover—no crunches required<p>You probably know that a strong core is key to ­riding better. But you may be surprised that there’s more to your core than just abs, and that relying on crunches alone won’t do the trick. Too many cyclists forget the muscles that cycling …

7 Exercise Moves for Lean, Sexy Legs

Upgrade your leg workouts with these killer exercises for your hamstrings, quads, and calves<p>Tired of the same old squats and lunges in your leg workout? We totally get it. The next time you want to tone your lower half, try these 7 challenging moves from the Women's Health Big Book of Exercises. …

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The 65 Best Online Shopping Sites to Buy From

Get your clicking finger at the ready.<p>Shopping online can mean wading through endless Google Shopping results, or scrolling through old-faithfuls like Zara, without knowing where else to turn. To help you fulfill all your shopping wants (needs?) this season, we've created the definitive list of the …

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5 Yoga Poses for Amazing Arms

Do these moves for arms you can’t WAIT to show off<p>Yoga helps to calm the mind and spirit, but it also creates absolutely gorgeous arms! These 5 moves from the <i>Women’s Health</i> Big Book of Yoga by Kathryn Budig will help build strength in your upper back and shoulders without adding bulk. The result: …

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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 …

Knee Strength Workout

Use these seven exercises to strengthen your hips and bring relief to your knees.

Baby on Board

Determined to rediscover their adventurous, carefree selves, two cyclists take their 21-month-old son bike touring. Aside from laboring a 120-pound bike uphill at 1.8 mph, things worked out just fine.<p>To my right, the North Umpqua River boomed through flat-faced whitewater and mesmerizing pools. The …

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 …

The sleep obsession: What new parents do to get more zzz's for baby...and themselves - TODAY.com

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Avoid Indoor Trainer Boredom

Get the most out of winter training, without losing your mind<p>A stationary bike trainer is a useful tool, but like any tool, it only helps if you use it the right way. Here, James Herrera, MS, founder and owner of elite coaching program Performance Driven, USA national BMX team coach, and the man …