Noreen Gardner

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5 Churchy Phrases That Are Scaring Off Millennials

The statistics are in. The millennials are leaving the church, and nobody seems quite sure what to do about it. I am one of them. Born in 1983, I …

Great Snacks for Runners

What to choose to fill you up (but not out!)<p>My nephew, Lawton, loves to snack. He walks into the pantry, closes the glass door behind him, thinks no one can see him, and reaches for either the chips or the cookies. He's three years old. I'm decades older but in truth, I'm not that different. I too …

Top Workout Foods

From ancient Greek Olympians who sometimes ate only meat prior to competing, to modern-day marathon runners who load up on carbohydrates before an …

Knee Strengthening Exercises

Forget the human condition—knee pain is the one unifying force that most of us have experienced on some level. A sprain, a twist, a dislocation, a …

Massage Therapy

The best foods to eat before and after a run

An effective training schedule isn’t made up of runs alone. If you want to improve both your endurance and your race times, it’s essential to think …

3 Little Tips for Better Running Form

Relax, take short steps, and be sure to warm up before each run.<p><i>I am starting to train for a half-marathon, and the more I read about proper running technique, the more confused I get. Can you enlighten me as to proper running form? Thank you. —Jennifer</i><p>Hi, Jennifer. Great news about training for …

8 Ways to Extend Your Long Run

How to build endurance gradually and avoid injury when running long.

7 Foods With Surprising Health Perks - Consumer Reports News

A red bell pepper contains more vitamin C than an orange<p>Most people associate immunity-boosting vi­tamin C with cit­rus fruit. But 1 cup of chopped …

16 Foods Dietitians Won't Touch

If a dietitian won't eat a particular food, it's probably a good sign that you shouldn't be eating it either. Dietitians and nutritionists make their …

Nutrition

Walk to Strengthen Muscles

Slow down to get stronger and go longer.<p>Never underestimate the power of a good walk--and not just as a midrun break. Going for a "pure" walk (no running at all) allows your body to make small adaptations that strengthen your feet, knees, and hips. Long, brisk walks can help boost your endurance. …