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Walk Breaks for Faster Running

No matter your running experience, slowing down (sometimes) can speed you up.<p>Seasoned runners often view walking as a sign of failure: You walk only when you can no longer run. But the truth is that periodic walking, in training and even in races, can help you run faster and better. "Walking …

Marathons

These People Stopped Drinking to Slim Down– Their Transformations Are Staggering

Although it’s been said that drinking a glass of red wine can help you lose weight, these before and after pictures posted to Reddit prove that …

9 design ideas for small living rooms

A small living room can feel fabulous with a smart design and layout. The scale limitation is actually an advantage in many ways. Small interiors are …

The 4-Stretch Test To Tell If You're Dangerously Inflexible

These four stretches are exactly what Walter Norton, Jr., director of training at the Institute of Performance & Fitness in North Reading, MA, uses to gauge every new client's flexibility—whether they're a pro athlete, a celebrity or an average person looking to improve their fitness. Find out what …

Exercise

5 yoga poses to improve hamstring flexibility

<i>Each month, yoga coach Gwen Lawrence shows us five poses designed to keep athletes in the game. This month she focuses on ways to lengthen and</i> …

Yoga

6 science-backed ways to make great habits stick

We all want to get to the gym, be more productive, be kinder to our loved ones… and then we don't do it. Why?<p>Well, building solid personal habits can …

Fartlek Treadmill Training

Fartlek, which means "speed play" in Swedish, is an unstructured form of physical training in which you literally play with the speed and intensity …

Exercise

Should You Run When You’re Sick?

Runners don’t like to skip workouts—even when they’re ill. Here’s how to decide when you should take a sick day from training.<p>Runners seem to live by a creed that’s stricter than the postman’s: “Neither rain, nor snow, nor sniffle, nor fever shall keep me from my training schedule.” Indeed, the …

Marathons

Running On Air: Breathing Technique

A revolutionary way to breathe can help you run better and sidestep injury.<p>In my early days as a runner, I, like most, didn't give any thought to my breathing. I took up the sport in high school—back in the '70s—and as a senior on the cross-country team, I won the individual league championship, a …

Yoga

Athlete Recipes: Ultrarunner Kilian Jornet's Veggie Sports Drink

<b>THE MEAL:</b> In 2008, Jornet took the ultrarunning world by storm with his precocious victory at the 104-mile Ultra-Trail du Mont Blanc, one of the world’s hardest races. He was 20. Since then the Spaniard has notched two additional wins at Mont Blanc. Then, in August, he ran up the 13,700-foot Grand …

Food

Trail Running for Beginners

How to get into trail running—simply and safely.<p>Taking a break from the tarmac to run on trails is a great way to invigorate your running routine. The natural surroundings and scenic vistas not encountered on your everyday road loop stimulate both your mind and body. To get the most out of your …

Running

Easy Day Trips From NYC to National Parks

August 25, 2016 marks the 100th Anniversary of the U.S. National Park Service. When you think of the National Park Service (NPS) you may picture …

Let’s Go Glamping!

Texas rises to the challenge of catering to this niche market as glampsite offerings are popping up across the state. Accommodations range from …

10 Weekend Trips to Take This Spring

PHOTO: PATRICK FRILET/REX/SHUTTERSTOCK.<p>The dreary months of winter may have you hankering for a vacation, and April is the perfect time to take a quick weekend getaway. Whether you're looking for the bustle of a city or the calm of the countryside, there are plenty of easy weekend trips that will …

Palm Springs

Did you know stretching before exercise is controversial? Here's the right way to do it

By Roy M. Wallack<p>Some experts say stretching before exercise helps performance and lessens injuries. But, believe it or not, others say stretching does the opposite.<p>Who's right?<p>Proponents point to people who can't afford to be wrong: Athletes.<p>The Clippers stretch before every game. And<p>Meb …

The Ultimate Yoga Pose to Strengthen Your Arms and Core

If you've been playing around with how to do Headstands and Forearm Stands, Handstands are another fun inversion to try. If you have your heart set on getting upside down, here are nine moves to practice. They'll help you build strength and stability, so you'll be standing on your hands in no time!

This Move Will Have You on Your Way to Mastering a Handstand

Are you looking to build strength and balance while toning your arms, core, and butt? We've got a serious challenge for you in this fun and dynamic workout move. Follow our step-by-step tutorial on how to do a donkey kick handstand.<p>Begin with your feet hip distance apart, knees slightly bent. Bend …

10 Best TED Talks About Healthy Living

Put in your earbuds and get a dose of now-you-know.<p>TED, the nonprofit platform committed to ideas worth spreading, is one heck of a treasure trove. …

6 Power Exercises Help You Pick up the Pace

No matter your goal, plyometrics should be part of your training arsenal.<p>Explosive dynamic moves that incorporate jumping and bounding as well as quick changes in direction and speed help you develop the elastic tissue components needed to maximize efficiency and power. “When you do plyometrics, …

Marathons

Building Better Calf Muscles: How the Calf Works and How to Work It

<b>Take a gander at the muscles on the back of your lower leg.</b> Which category applies to you: Are they short and bulky? Long and bulky? Average size? …

Tai Chi

Wenchang (Hainanese) Chicken and Rice

The night before, rinse the chicken under cold running water and thoroughly pat dry with paper towels. Rub the salt all over the outside and inside …

21 Things to Make in the Blender (Besides Smoothies)

If you're in the habit of only using your blender to make smoothies in the morning, you're missing out on all the soups, sauces, and desserts you can …

Spices

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Rice is problematic for people trying to follow low-carbohydrate diets. That cup of steamed white rice alongside your otherwise low-carb stir-fried beef and green beans contributes a whopping 53 grams of carbohydrate -- obviously, a no-go if you're on a diet that limits your daily carbs to 100 or …

Nutrition

The Dry-Age Shortcut: How to Fake 45 Days in 48 Hours

Meet koji, the miracle grain that's going to change your steak game forever.<p>You could shell out $75 for a 45-day dry-aged rib eye, and then even more for the bottle of red that goes with it. Or you could—stay with me—make it for yourself, at home. Look, dry-aged meat is amazing and certainly worth …

BBQ

Philz Coffee: Mark Zuckerberg's Favorite Cup Of Joe

When Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan got married in May 2012, they did so discreetly. Hoping to avoid the media frenzy that would come with official invites, they opened their Palo Alto, Calif. backyard to 100 guests for what Zuckerberg said would be a surprise medical school graduation party …

Coffee

David Chang Wants To Fuku You Up

An exclusive look at how the Momofuku chef is expanding his empire, plus details about his top-secret new project.<p>It was 9:30 on a Friday morning, and David Chang was already furious.<p>The Momofuku Group founder was at one of his dozen-plus restaurants, Má Pêche in Midtown Manhattan, for a meeting …

Kim Jong-un

14 Running-Specific Strength Training Exercises

Squats<p>Legs 1 of 15<p>With your feet shoulder-width apart, squat down pushing your knees out and your butt back into an invisible chair. Keep your back …