sharon Worthington

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The 10 Worst Foods (And Drinks) For Athletes

The 10 Worst Foods—and Drinks—for Athletes<p>Any athlete knows that what you get out of your body is a direct reflection of what you put into it. Advertisers know it, too—which explains the massive industry built up around sports nutrition. And while there is a place in the athlete's diet for energy …

Nutrition

2 Quick & Easy Strength Training Workouts for Runners! - Page 2 of 7 - Women's Running

Squat Thrusts<p><b>Start Position:</b> Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart.<p><b>Move:</b> Bend down and place your hands on the ground. Jump your feet behind you …

4 Ways Running is Best for Weight Loss

Looking to get fit? Here's why you should be running.<p>Any exercise is good exercise, but when it comes to losing weight, it’s hard to beat running. After all, running is one of the most efficient ways to burn calories. If you’re already a runner, keep on keepin’ on. If you’re not a runner yet but …

Fitness

Cramping Out

How to thwart—and put an end to—muscle spasms.<p>As many as 39 percent of distance runners may experience a cramp in their calves, hamstrings, or quadriceps before they finish a race. While many people blame dehydration, Kevin Miller, Ph.D., an exercise scientist at North Dakota State University who …

Workouts

The Health Benefits of Cranberries

They're increasingly throught to aid heart health as well as urinary tract issues.<p>Here's your well-timed research review for the weekend: An article in the journal <i>Advances in Nutrition</i> that reviews information on the bioactive components in cranberries and the effect of cranberry consumption on …

Alternative Medicine

Sharing the Road

How to help your friends start running.<p>You've been running all year, picking up the pace, hitting a few hills, maybe even entering a race or two. And now, your improved fitness and confidence has inspired a friend to try running and she's asking you for guidance. As a recent beginner, you can …

Kevin Steele

Fully Fit

Improve your form and avoid injury with this elite coach's fast head-to-toe workout.<p>I am a marshmallow. After enduring two grueling days of dynamic stretching, strength training, hurdle and sprint drills—all under the exacting eye of Olympic coach John Cook—muscles I didn't know existed ache and …

Extreme Sports