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10 Ways to Lose 25 Pounds

Follow these steps and weight loss won’t seem impossible.<p>Want to lose 25 pounds? Sure, it’s a tall order. But if you follow these 10 steps, it doesn’t have to feel like mission impossible.<p>You can shed weight quickly, depending on how much you have to lose and how focused you remain. Oftentimes, …

Fitness

The Most Important Outdoor Fitness Safety Tips

One of the best things about summer is that you get to take your workout outside.<p>But the great outdoors also expose you to elements you don’t face in …

Water

Runner-Friendly Fall Smoothies

These tasty, single-serving fall mixers pair tons of nutrients with seasonal flavor.<p><b>Breakfast: Apple Crisp</b><br>High in protein, Greek yogurt tames your appetite, while oats provide beta-glucan, a fiber that may improve running endurance.<p><i>Ingredients:</i> <br>1 cup apple cider<br>1/2 cup 2% vanilla Greek yogurt<br>1/4 …

Nutrition

5 Exercises That Will Show Your Lower Belly Who's Boss

One trainer's favorite moves for flattening that tricky spot<p>When you're trying to target your lower abs, all abs-strengthening moves are not created equal. Fact is, some are much more effective at working those tough-to-get-to muscles. So we asked celebrity trainer Michelle Lovitt, an Asics America …

How to Go From Zero to Running

Seven ways to learn to run with a smile on your face.<p><i>I’m starting from ground zero this spring in terms of my activity. I had a fight with Mother Nature, and she won this winter! I’ve been fit in the past with cycling classes and Zumba, but now I want to focus on learning to run. I must admit I’m</i> …

Fitness

7 Workout Habits You Should Drop Now

Are you spending hours working out every week, and not getting the results you want? Chances are you might have a bad habit or two when it comes to …

5 Strength Moves That Burn Fat Fast

<i>By Jessica Smith for Shape.com</i><p>The secret to slimming down isn't adding more cardio -- it's serious strength training! Rev up your metabolism and burn more calories around the clock with this muscle-making circuit.<p><i>How it works:</i> Perform each exercise back-to-back, resting 30 to 45 seconds between …

No More Sore Shins

Steer clear of shinsplints as you ramp up your miles.<p><b>Shinsplints</b>—those nagging aches on the inside or outside of the lower leg—are a classic symptom of running too much too soon. Runners most commonly feel pain on the inside, about three inches above the ankle, where the tibialis posterior muscle …

Get Out of Your Own Way

The key to reaching a goal: giving yourself consequences for slacking<p>This is the time of year when everyone launches a self-improvement campaign. But since most people give up on their New Year's resolutions by February—at the latest—you need a creative way to keep yourself on track. Through my …

Self-improvement

101 Greatest Running Tips

Fitspiration for your feet, courtesy of our friends at Runner’s World

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 …

Setting Realistic Running Goals | Competitor.com

<i>To be successful (and happy) in running, you need to have realistic expectations.</i><p>One of the most difficult aspects of being a running coach is …

7 Fat Loss Superfoods That Live Up to Their Hype

I honestly can't remember what food, but this woman was waxing poetic about its numerous benefits. I was at a dinner party having a conversation with another nutritionist, trying to tune her out, but this woman became so impassionate about this "miracle food" she was practically shouting.<p>Seems that …

3 Indoor Running Workouts For The Winter | Competitor.com

<i>Focus on these three key workouts to improve your running when the mercury plummets.</i><p>There’s nothing wrong with doing steady, moderate-intensity base …

18 Tips For A Fitter, Healthier You In 2016

1. Start a 30-Day Challenge<p>Aim to move in a meaningful, purpose-driven manner for 30 minutes every day for a month. If you start with a simple but …

Runner's World

Marathons

Top 13 Running Songs of 2013! - Women's Running

Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.com<p><i>If you’re a run girl who likes to jam out during a run, we’ve got the tunes for your playlist! Check out Women’s</i> …

Lose 10 Pounds in Six Weeks, Intermediate Running Program: Training Plan

Drop 10 pounds with our all-new running fitness plan<p>If you can run for about 30 minutes straight—at any speed—this plan's for you. (If not, check out our run/walk program to build you up to 30 minutes). At the end of six weeks you'll be able to do a full hour on the road—and you'll score a killer …

You Can Run a Half-Marathon!

Training for a half-marathon burns calories, sculpts lean muscle, and turns you into an endurance machine<p>If you think runners are half crazy, you're right—they're crazy for half-marathons. And women are leading the pack: The number of people who've finished a half-marathon (13.1 miles) has more …

10 Weeks to a Half-Marathon: Training Plan

Don't shy away from the challenge of running 13.1 miles: Our plan is guaranteed to get you to the glorious finish line<p>Whether you're a treadmill trotter or a road warrior, this training plan will get you across the finish line.<p>Designed by Kim Maxwell, a USA Track and Field coach and personal …

The 10-Minute Total-Body Toning Circuit

You definitely have time for this heart-pumping workout<p>Each of these exercises works multiple muscle groups for an efficient total-body routine, with some extra emphasis on the upper thighs, an area some people want to give a little more love. To increase the cardio burn, do as many reps as you can …

Workouts

10 Inspiring Quotes to Reach Your 2014 Fitness Goals

<i>By Marc Perry, CSCS, CPT</i><p>While losing body fat and reshaping your body is challenging, feeding your mind positive thoughts can make the challenge much more manageable.<p>That's why I compiled this list of inspiring quotes, which can help propel you to success in 2014. I hope you enjoy them.<p>Master Your …

5 Expert Tips for Proper Running Form

Shares 737<p>There’s more to knowing how to run than simply lacing up your sneakers, hitting the road and doing what feels natural. Research shows that …

The Beginner’s Guide to Trail Running

Photo: Pond5<p>Whether you’re stuck in a running rut, bored by your neighborhood routes or just plain hate the treadmill, it might be time to leave the …

Running

5 Running Tweaks That Took an Hour Off My Marathon Time

[caption id="attachment_42400" align="alignnone" width="620"] <i>Photo: bobjagendorf</i>[/caption]In high school, I could barely run the timed mile test, …

Start 2014 With A 30-Day Fitness Challenge

<i>Start the year off right with a commitment to fitness every day.</i><p>Do you find yourself constantly saying, “I really need to get in shape” or “This is …

11 Things You Must Know If You Made A New Year's Resolution To Get Fit

So you've proclaimed this year to be the year you finally get fit. Now what?<p>Between the workout-specific lingo, fancy gear and expensive gadgets, exercise can feel a little bit like an unwelcoming club. But the last thing we want is for you beginners to be discouraged. That's why we've decided to …

50 Must-Know Fitness Tips to Score Your Best Body

Say hello to your checklist for a hotter you. Follow these fun, practical strategies, and the results you’ve been after are in the bag!<p>If motivation …

Fitness

15 Amazing No-Equipment Workouts

For when you have zero desire to step outside<p>We totally get it: When it’s pouring rain or temps are at Arctic levels, the last thing you want to do is head to the gym. But if you’ve made big fitness resolutions for 2014, skipping workouts because you’d rather curl up on the couch with hot chocolate …