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Do Endurance Athletes Need Meat to Perform Well?

No, but make sure you're getting vitamins, minerals, and protein from other sources.<p><i>I am a collegiate runner who is considering switching from a lacto-ovo vegetarian diet to a diet including white meats such as chicken and turkey breast. Fellow runners and trainers have told me doing so would</i> …

Diets

11 Foods You Need for a Healthy Immune System

Ramp up your diet to fend off sick days.<p>In the dark and cold winter months (snow or not!), give your immune system a boost with these foods so you have fewer sick days and more run days.<p><b>Living Foods</b><br>A healthy gut is your strongest ally when it comes to fending off viruses and the not-so-good …

Nutrition

A Better Blend

Nutritious, flavorful ingredients lift the postrun smoothie to healthier heights.<p>After a long or hard run, the last thing you may feel like doing is eating a big meal, particularly if your workout left you queasy. But you need to refuel, preferably within 30 minutes, so you can recover. That …

Nutrition

Find Zen Through Running

To achieve bliss as a runner, you need to tame your “monkey mind.”<p>If you could eavesdrop on a runner's internal monologue, it might sound like this: Forgot my sunglasses. Pretty bird. Should've worn another layer. What's for dinner? Hill! New shoes feel good. Pasta? Gotta buy pasta. And olive oil. …

Meditation

Gluten-Free Meals for Better Running

Get all the carbs you need in delicious, easy-to-make dishes.<p>Pasta, bagels, and bread have long been the go-to energy source to fuel workouts. Runners who stop eating wheat–going gluten-free for health or diet reasons–lose out on not only easy carbs but other key nutrients, such as fiber and B …

Food

4 Tips to Speed Up Muscle Recovery

Stephanie Smith

The Belly Melt Diet

• <b>Author:</b> Editors of Prevention<p>Most women spend their entire lives fighting their bodies in an effort to lose weight. The latest research reveals that you need to work <i>with</i> your body to get the best results: There are actually right and wrong times to eat, exercise, and sleep—and what works for one …

Carve Out Your Abs

While a sound diet and consistent cardiovascular workouts will help reveal your abs, building the core muscles will make for an impressive …

Yoga for Athletes

Exercise 1 Downward-Facing Dog<p>Get into a pushup position with your hands slightly in front of your shoulders, fingers spread wide, and feet hip-width apart; raise your hips up and back, and press your shoulders toward the floor <b>(a).</b> Keeping your left leg straight and heel on the ground, slowly bend …

Bulk Up Your Back in 20 Minutes

The reason your chest is pumped but your lats are junk is because you can’t see them. Without regular feedback on how they look—the kind you get from …

Health

Oh, the Avocados You're Missing!

95 percent of what's available in the U.S. is only one of over 900 varieties.<p>LeafLanguages/Flickr<p>The other night my friend Lisa announced to all gathered at dinner that if anyone had any questions about avocados they should ask me. They turned to me, curious, so I confessed an obsessive love for …

Fit Food: The Benefits of Chia Seeds

When most people hear the word chia today, the first thing that comes to mind are those silly little potted plants shaped like a dog or Homer Simpson.<p>…

10 things she's secretly thinking about your penis

1. Deep purple<p>“I've never seen that shade of purple on a human being before, but the color was just another sign of extreme arousal, so yes, it made …

101 Greatest Running Tips

It can be tough to stay motivated—especially when you're tired or the weather sucks. But we've got 101 reasons why you can't quit—from our friends at Runner's World<p>"Stop fighting it!" That's what a fellow marathoner yelled at me years ago in the middle of a very windy out-and-back marathon. "Don't …

High Intensity Interval Workouts for Weight Loss

Smart exercisers use high-intensity interval workouts for weight loss. Why? Because high-intensity interval training (also called HIT or HIIT) really …

Healthy Breakfast Tips: Avoid These Morning Mistakes

<i>By Keri Gans for U.S. News Health</i><p>Many of my patients admit to skipping breakfast with this excuse: Whenever they eat in the mornings, they wind up feeling much hungrier than if they hadn't eaten at all. Sound familiar? My nutrition intuition tells me that they're not feeling hungry because they ate …

20 Health and Fitness Resources You May Have Missed

<b>Larry Bird's Basketball Wisdom: Give It Your All</b><br>March Madness is ramping up, but before we hit the Final Four in the NCAA playoffs — take basketball …

Fitness

6 Reasons to Start Running

3. Your knees will thank you<p>Contrary to what your mom says, running doesn't wreck your joints. Osteoarthritis (the most common type of arthritis), occurs when joint-cushioning cartilage starts to break down. The biggest osteoarthritis risk factor besides age? Body weight. A National Health and …

Print It: Get Sexy Abs

The toned abs you've always wanted are only 7 moves away<p>You've been obsessing over sexy abs for almost two decades. That ends now. We've tried and tweaked the best fitness workouts out there to create a foolproof plan to kick those elusive buggers (your abs) out of hiding. Finally.<p>The best part? …

5 questions about dieting for optimizing muscle gains, fat loss, and gut health

What should I avoid eating after workout?<p>As soon as a workout is complete you want to replenish the calories and nutrients lost during that workout. …

How to Do a Yoga Plank Pose Like a Pro

<b>Type of Pose</b>: Arm balance<p><b>Benefits</b>: Strengthens the arms, back, and core. Prepares you for more advanced arm balances.<p>Are you surprised that we're …

Vegan Bodybuilding and Weight Training

In general, the vision of a bodybuilder is an aura of big men (and women) eating huge volumes of protein in the shape of chicken breasts, whey …

The alpha male muscle man plan

You can’t deny it—part of the appeal of lifting weights and building muscle is to look and feel more powerful than the next guy. To be the alpha male …

Extreme Sports

Greatist Workout of the Day: Monday April 1st

E) Single Arm Kettlebell/Dumbbell Swings – 2 x 15-30 sec each arm<p>3 days/week:<p>A1) Barbell Deadlift (Trap Bar works as well) – 4 x 5<br>A2) Spidermams with …

The 140 Best Twitter Feeds of 2013

After consulting with TIME editors in every field from politics and sports to technology and entertainment, we’ve compiled a list of Twitter feeds …

12 Tips For Better Workouts

1) Hydrate<p>Your body is sensitive to water balance, so keep slugging water throughout your sessions—after every set, if necessary.<p>2) Carry a …

Tie Society: Like Netflix for Neckwear

When semi-special occasions roll around—you know, the gatherings that require you to look like a grownup without shelling out cash for an entirely …

Trainer Q&A: Are Machine-Workouts Dead?

<b>Q:</b> <i>Can I get a full body workout with machines alone?</i><p><b>A:</b> Hang around any gym long enough and you’re bound to hear a rant on machines in comparison to …