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How to Prevent Common Running Injuries

Proper form, strength training, and the right shoes can prevent injury.<p>It's an all too common scenario: Runner begins training program. A month or so later, a twinge settles on a knee. Runner stretches, pops ibuprofen, keeps running. A few—or maybe 100—runs later, runner is on the couch, ice pack …

8 Ways to Extend Your Long Run

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

10 Essential Strength Exercises for Runners

Do these exercises consistently, and you’ll run faster and stronger.<p>Whenever the topic of strength training and running comes up, most runners tend to respond with, “Wait, I’m supposed to do something other than running?” Supplementing running with strengthening exercises will not only aid in …

How to Read a Food Label

Here's how to make healthier choices by quickly picking out important information from the nutrition facts panel.<p>Like many health-concious shoppers, it takes me a little longer in the grocery store than you might imagine. Coupons? Check. Thoroughly inspect every square inch of produce? On it. …

30-Minute, No-Gym Bodyweight Workout

Ready to strengthen, stretch, and break a sweat? This high-intensity bodyweight workout is a simple, effective way to work your whole body—without …

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Am I Overtraining for My Marathon?

Having trouble completing your workouts? Here's how to train smarter to avoid fatigue.<p><i>I'm completely exhausted. I'm hydrating, getting lots of sleep, taking multivitamins, and carbs are my favorite food group. I'm finding I can't complete that last run, so this week, I cut back. I ran a great 7,</i> …

Seven Ways To Improve Speed Without Increasing Mileage

<i>Learn how to squeeze a little more speed out of yourself by making the most of your training.</i><p>We all want to get faster. And we’re all busy too. The …

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Recipe: Peanut Butter & Jelly Bars - Women's Running

<b>On mornings when you need to bolt out the</b> <b>door, these bars full of protein, healthy fats,</b> <b>carbs and fiber are little lifesavers. Nutritionally</b> <b>charged</b> …

Video: 3 Drills For A Better Running Stride | Competitor.com

The three drills demonstrated in this video will help form the foundation for a smooth, efficient running stride.<p><b>A’s</b><p>This drill’s focus is on firing …

Please Crowds with Dill Pickle Dip

Bring this to a cookout with a bag of chips and watch it disappear.<p>When I brought this pickle dip to a Labor Day cookout, and told fellow partygoers what it was, I watched their reactions: mildly disgusted at first, then curious. Most people who turned their noses up and walked away eventually came …

11 Tips for Newbie Runners

Our Facebook fans share their best advice for beginner runners.<p>Welcome to our first Social Studies post! In this column, we'll share the latest trends, conversations, viral photos, video, and more, all pulled from our social media platforms on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest.<p>Our first …

The Most Common Walking and Running Injuries

How to identify, treat, and recover from common injuries.<p>Working out can be uncomfortable (especially when you're just getting started), but it should never hurt. Here is how to tell the difference between the harmless twinges that go along with pushing your muscles farther than they’ve gone before …

How to Instantly Cut 8 Seconds Off Your Mile Pace

Sounds small, but it can make a big difference for setting a new PR.<p><i>This article was written by Christa Sgobba and provided by our partners at</i> Men’s Health<p>If you’re looking for an easy way to slash your time, just make it a competition with that person who always finishes a hair in front of you. …

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5 Core Workouts for Stronger Running

A strong core will help you hold proper running form longer.<p><i>Zach asks: I don't know that I'm what you'd call a beginner, but I think I am. I was just wondering if you could recommend some strength and core training for me? I've always neglected this part of fitness because I hate going to the gym,</i> …

How to Get Abs Quick

Forget crunches. If you want to get faster, fitter, and stronger, you need to train your core like a runner.<p>A generation ago, you’d be hard-pressed to find elite runners paying attention to their abs. Today, it’s practically mandatory. “Our coaches drill the importance of core conditioning into our …

Become a Runner in Six Weeks: Training Plan

Burn fat with this training plan for beginners<p>Haven't run since middle school gym? No sweat. This women's workout plan, designed by fitness guru Amy Dixon, will help you build from a walk to a run. By the end, you'll be able to run 30 minutes without stopping—and you'll be showing off a rock hard …

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Only 5 Percent Of People Wash Their Hands Correctly

And 23 percent don't even use soap. That's messed up, people.<p>"Many people do not wash their hands when the behavior in which they engage would warrant it," begins a recent study from Michigan State University, and I'm sorry to say it only gets grosser from there. Researchers sneakily observed 3,749 …

Watch This Crazy Coating Completely Repel Water

Rust-Oleum's NeverWet Multi-Surface Liquid Repelling Treatment looks like frosted glass, but this amazing coating repels water like nothing we've seen.<p><b>When the PR department of a paint company</b> promises something that's "unlike any product we've manufactured before," it's easy to be skeptical. …

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What Are the Right Walking and Running Speeds?

As fitness levels improve, you will need to walk or run faster and longer for continued fitness gains.<p><i>I will be turning 40 this year and I am overweight. I’m 5’7’ and weigh 195 lbs and I just started the Couch-to-5K program. I make sure I stretch before and after my work out. I do my regiment every</i> …

Is a Beginner Training Program Too Easy?

I want to start running but the beginner's plan seems too slow.<p><i>Hello,</i><p><i>I have never been a good runner, when I had to run at school I hated it because it made me feel really bad, physically. Otherwise I have never been very athletic but I'm not a complete couch potato either. I'm young and not really</i> …

The World’s Simplest Learn to Run Program

All you need is 30 minutes, three times each week.<p><i>I’ve been out of shape for the past few years and I’m trying to start running. The problem is every time I try, I get through about one or two weeks and stop. I have a hard time following a training plan with all the intervals. Is it just me, or is</i> …