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Teacher dances off 100 pounds to find her dream body

In fall 2012, Roni Tarver was in a bad mood.<p>The 5-foot-6-inch teacher weighed 235 pounds and suffered back pain almost constantly. She was popping 10 to 15 ibuprofen daily, which took a toll on her stomach. It didn't help that she was on her feet most of the day and dealing with the stress and …

6 common mistakes new runners make

Running is a great way to get in shape and just about everyone can do it. You don't need access to a fancy gym, expensive equipment, or other people to do the workout. You can simply throw on your sneakers and head out the door for a run. Easy as that!<p>Given that it's so easy to take up the sport, a …

4 training tips for new triathletes

It's hard to know where to begin when you start a new sport -- and in the case of triathlon, you're starting three.<p>The good news is that, more than likely, not all of these are completely new to you. It may have been many years since you have swam, biked or ran, but that doesn't change the nature …

Two big meals may be better than six small ones

<i>Editor's note: This blog was originally published in June 2013 when the research was presented at the American Diabetes Association Scientific Sessions in Chicago. The final study results were published Thursday in the journal Diabetologia.</i><p>You've probably heard that eating multiple small meals …

Eating breakfast may not matter for weight loss

"Eat breakfast!" nutrition experts have been telling us for decades. It revs your metabolism! It keeps you from overindulging at lunch! It helps you lose weight!<p>But a new study suggests the "most important meal of the day" may not be so important - at least for adults trying to lose …

Running more may not help you live longer

No, this isn't an excuse to put down your running shoes. Unless, of course, you're already running more than 20 miles a week.<p>Research presented this week at the annual American College of Cardiology Scientific Sessions in Washington shows runners who average more than 20 miles a week don't live as …

Teen drops nearly 200 pounds

Edgar Hernandez didn't expect to learn that he was pre-diabetic at age 16.<p>When his mother burst into tears at the doctor's office, it hit him hard. He was 370 pounds and couldn't stand to look at himself.<p>It was tough being a fat kid, but things became unbearable in high school. Edgar was seeing a …

From a minute to a mile: A beginner runner's journey

At 400 pounds I had little self-confidence. I measured my value not by my abilities but by the number of pounds on a scale.<p>No matter how reassuring friends, family and co-workers were, I saw myself as a failure because I couldn't manage my weight or my diabetes.<p>Diabetes took my teeth, not my …

Are butter, cheese and meat that bad?

"To eat, or not to eat?" For many people these days, that really is the question.<p>For the past four decades, we've been told to stay away from red meat, dairy and cheese -- foods high in saturated fats -- because saturated fat is bad for the heart.<p>But investigative reporter Nina Teicholz says that …

Workouts for men of all ages

Whether you're celebrating with your dad, kids or grandkids, Father's Day is a great reminder that fitness is key to a long and healthy life.<p>If you're already working out, that's great. If you're not hitting the gym regularly, start slow. Either way -- your age matters. Follow this fitness guide by …

From diet to doctor: My 99-pound transformation

Doctors frequently tell patients that they have to lose weight. But the majority of them don't know how it feels to be overweight or what it really takes to lose weight.<p>I do. Between my 17th and 19th birthday, I went from overweight teenager to lean adult by losing 99 pounds.<p>I was a happy teenager …

5 ways pets benefit your health

<b>(CNN) —</b> February 20 is Love Your Pet Day! The benefits of having a pet extend well beyond companionship, and sometimes our furry friends don't receive the credit that's due.<p>Pets are a shoulder to cry on, an alarm clock, an exercise partner, and a true member of the family. There is over 25 years' …

4 surprising benefits of vegetables

You've seen Meatless Mondays, vegan restaurants and green drinks become all the rage. You know that vegetables can help you lose weight and fend off chronic diseases. Yet if you're like most Americans, you probably still aren't eating enough of them.<p>If you need a little motivation to get your …

Train like an athlete, score a body to match - CNN.com

Athletes are always training for something. Find your something.<p><b>(Self)</b> -- No, you don't need superior genes to achieve the body results you want. Just shift your focus to these training strategies and you'll get hotter almost by accident.<p><b>Do a dynamic warm-up</b><p>The proper exercise prequel is not a …

Sweet comparisons: How much sugar is in that drink?

How much sugar is in your drink? You might be surprised. Find out how much sugar is in soft drinks, milk, juice and more.

5 reasons to drink coffee before your workout - CNN.com

<i>Editor's note: Registered dietician Cynthia Sass is Health magazine's contributing nutrition editor.</i><p><b>(Health.com)</b> -- Half of Americans start their day with coffee, and according to recent study, working out after downing a cup of java may offer a weight-loss advantage.<p>The Spanish study, published in …

Running yoga: 3 poses to prevent injury - CNN.com

Forward lunge: Develops core stability and balance.<p>HIDE CAPTION<p>Yoga poses for runners<p>Yoga poses for runners<p>Yoga poses for runners<p>Yoga poses for runners<p>1<p>2<p>3<p>4<p><i>Editor's note: Dana Santas is the creator of Radius Yoga Conditioning, a yoga style designed to help athletes move, breathe and focus better.</i> …

Even a 5-minute run can help prevent heart disease

Good news for runners: A new study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology suggests running, even for a few minutes a day, can reduce your risk of dying from heart disease <b>-</b> whether you plod along or go at race speed.<p>Researchers studied more than 55,000 adults between the ages …

No pain, no gain? 5 myths about DOMS - CNN.com

You will start to feel less sore as your body adapts to workouts and learns to distribute the workload more effectively.<p><b>(Life by DailyBurn )</b> -- You just crushed a really hard workout. You upped the load of your training, or you stepped out of your routine and tried a new activity. You feel great -- …

Need a new personal trainer? 10 signs you should switch - CNN.com

Form can make or break an exercise, and if your trainer isn't watching yours, he or she might as well not be there.<p><b>(LIfe by DailyBurn)</b> -- Choosing a personal trainer isn't as easy as walking into a gym and picking the first person you're introduced to who trains there.<p>A personal trainer needs to be …

10 ways you're sabotaging your workout

<b>(<a href="http://dailyburn.com/life/fitness/common-workout-setbacks/?partner=cnn&mtype=5&sub_id=08182014_sabotaging&utm_source=cnn&utm_medium=cnn&utm_campaign=08182014_sabotaging&utm_content=08182014_sabotaging" target="_blank">Life by DailyBurn</a>) —</b> If you've been working out for eight plus …

Why ab workouts are a waste of time - CNN.com

Bad advice and outdated research could be putting a kink in your workout efforts. Here are some fitness myths that have proved to be just that.<p>HIDE CAPTION<p>Fitness: Myths vs. facts<p>Fitness: Myths vs. facts<p>Fitness: Myths vs. facts<p>Fitness: Myths vs. facts<p>Fitness: Myths vs. facts<p>Fitness: Myths vs. …

Meet CrossFit's Fittest Man on Earth

Picture it: A four-day competition, with two to four workouts a day that consist of running, swimming, muscle-ups, 345-pound squat cleans, handstand push-ups, rope climbs, double unders, handstand walks, 245-pound overhead squats and more, against 43 of the most in-shape competitors you know, all …

Train your brain to crave healthy food - CNN.com

A superfood is easy to find in the grocery store, contains nutrients that are known to enhance longevity and has other health benefits that are backed by peer-reviewed, scientific studies. Broccoli makes the list because it's one of nature's most nutrient-dense foods, with only 30 calories per cup. …

Weight loss success: 'Sumo wrestler' to distance runner - CNN.com

Throughout his life, Yusuke Kirimoto was overweight. He is pictured here in December 2006 with his wife and daughter in their Westminster, Colorado, home.<p>HIDE CAPTION<p>Running off 102 pounds<p>Running off 102 pounds<p>Running off 102 pounds<p>Running off 102 pounds<p>Running off 102 pounds<p>Running off 102 pounds<p>1<p>2<p>…

Should you eat before a workout? - CNN.com

<b>(Life by DailyBurn)</b> -- Anyone who makes fitness a priority has experienced that moment when a slight tummy rumble comes along just as you head out to the gym.<p>But do you grab a snack to get more out of your workout? Or skip the food to avoid stomach cramps and potentially "undo" everything you're …

Hate running? 25 ways to learn to love it

Running is boring. It's hard. It hurts. It's lonely. And it doesn't give you immediate results. Right?<p>While we don't think any of these are necessarily good excuses (or altogether true!), we do understand it's not always love at first run for anyone who ever decides to lace up and hit the …