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10 best places to run in Singapore

Along the beach. Into the jungle. Beside the Singapore River. CNNGo reader Suffian Hakim plots the 10 best running routes in The Little Red Dot<p>Singapore measures only a little more than 700 square kilometers but hosts a terrific variety of trails for the island's runners.<p>While it's impossible to …

Monday Minute: Active Hamstring Stretch

<i>In this video we demonstrate an excellent way to increase your hamstring’s range of motion with an exercise called the active isolated hamstring</i> …

These 7 Moves Make Up The Ultimate Outdoor Workout

This outdoor workout is the perfect complement to your running routine. Body-weight exercises will make your stride stronger while toning muscles …

7 Mistakes to Avoid on Your Long Runs

1. Running Too Far, Too Quickly<p>1 of 8<p>Soon after you commit to a half or full marathon, it's time to train. Excitement from the target can encourage …

The Ultimate Metabolism-Boosting Workout For A Flat Belly

1 of 16<p>Work smarter, not harder<p>We asked Michelle Lovitt to create and demonstrate a firm-abs plan for the 40+ metabolism, and she overdelivered. Based on principles she perfected with her Hollywood clients, this workout uses full-body toning and quick cardio bursts to generate a precise intensity: …

Workouts

7 Research-Backed Breakfast Tips for Faster Weight Loss

Want to fend off breakfast boredom and lose some pounds? We've rounded up a week's worth of ideas for your a.m. meals.

Weight Loss

The Lunge-Balance Sequence

A strength, range-of-motion, balance and posture routine for runners in a hurry.<p>Runners know they should work on dynamic strength and flexibility, but many are busy enough trying to fit miles in. These runners need not give up and do nothing. Working with natural-running expert Mark Cucuzzella, …

Strength Training Misconceptions | Runner's World

As the strength coach for elite and competitive recreational runners, I see and hear many false ideas about weight training. Here is a primer to help you become a stronger runner, safely and appropriately.<p><b>MYTH 1: Runners don't need to lift weights. To get stronger, run more.</b><p><b>TRUTH:</b> Running--and the …

Exercise

30 Challenges for 30 Days of Growth

<i>We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then, is not an act, but a habit.<br>– Aristotle</i><p>Scientists have suggested that, with a little willpower, it …

The Bright Side

Injuries stink. But the lessons you learn while sidelined can make you a better athlete.<p>In May, Allison Lind was training for the New York City Marathon, where she hoped to run a sub-2:46 to qualify for the Olympic Trials. She finished a 16-miler feeling especially tight. The next day, she had an …

Try These 12-Minute High-Intensity Workouts (No Equipment Required!)

If you think you need equipment in order to stay in shape, you’re kidding yourself.<p>Because whether you’re traveling, don’t have access to a gym, or …

Hills Made Easy

Posted by Danny Dreyer on Thu Apr 12th, 2012, No comments (be the first!)<p>There’s a reason "Heartbreak Hill" has such an ominous name. At mile 20 of …

15 Habits Of Healthy Couples

"What makes a relationship healthy?" It can be challenging to spot the signs when you're enjoying romantic dinners, handmade cards, and mind-blowing …

11 Ways To Become Your Truest & Greatest Self

Being precisely who you are, at your highest level, is your ticket to magnetizing the things you want most in your life. This is true for your love …

How To Honor Your Soul's True Calling In Life

Look back over your life at the key turning-point moments when you were involved in some kind of a peak experience and being pulled in a new …

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 …

Exercise

Exercise for Beginners

Most of us probably can't go more than a day without hearing something about exercise simply because it's probably one of the best tools we have to …

Weight Loss

Your 2018 Marathon and Half Marathon Calendar

From San Francisco to South Carolina to South Africa, these are the 172(ish) marathons, half-marathons, and other races to look forward to this year.<p>Let’s face it: There are so many races held every week, at every distance, in every city, everywhere around the world, that we couldn’t possibly list …

How to Beat Side Stitches

Avoid getting this common pain in your side.<p>We run through sleet and snow, heat and haze, with blisters and black toenails, headaches and knee aches. But a side stitch? That sharp, stabbing pain that hits below the ribs can stop us in our tracks. Although the exact cause of side stitches has yet to …

3 Steps to Make the Law of Attraction Work for You

“The action of mind plants that nucleus which, if allowed to grow undisturbed, will eventually attract to itself all the conditions necessary for its …

Spirituality

How to Recover Between Intervals

When to walk, jog, or push the pace between intervals.<p>Speedy interval sessions require rest between repetitions—and especially when you’re pushing your limits, the natural instinct may be to stop and put your hands on your knees while you catch your breath. But experience teaches us a …

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 …

12 Reasons to Keep a Journal

For years I've kept a journal to chronicle my life, plan for my dreams and strategize my goals. It is one of the important success habits that I do daily. Journaling empowers me to take my ideas and turn them into reality. What's written is real. Once the words and images hit the paper, you have …

Get Back to Training After the Flu

Has your marathon plan been derailed by illness? Here's how to safely recover and make a Plan B.<p><i>I've been training hard for the Cleveland Marathon in May, and I just came down with the flu this week. I'm worried because I've been flat on my back for three solid days, and I missed four days of</i> …

Training advice - The Running Bug

The Next Step

When (and how) to dial up your running routine.<p>Once you've been hitting the pavement at least three days a week for two months, you may want to take your runs to the next level—by trying a hillier route, taking time off your regular loop, or entering your first race. Why push it? Because …

3 Impressive Dishes You Can Totally Make

These meals only look like they require serious kitchen know-how<p>If your idea of cooking is whipping up a box of Annie’s Organic & Natural Mac and Cheese, we have some seriously good news for you: It doesn’t take a ton of time or effort to make something wholesome and delicious that will totally …

Recipes

The Perfect Form

Running better, from head to toe.<p><b>Head Tilt</b> How you hold your head is key to overall posture, which determines how efficiently you run. Let your gaze guide you. Look ahead naturally, not down at your feet, and scan the horizon. This will straighten your neck and back, and bring them into alignment. …