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Two years ago I turned 50. I was overweight at 18 stone and a HGV truck driver with an alcohol dependency. I started jogging early in the mornings …

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Sultana Energy Ball Recipe

Healthy Snacks<p>Looking for quick, simple to make treats that are actually kind to your body? Look no further than these awesome energy balls! A nice …

Breakfast Muffins Recipe

Your alarm sounds; gym bag, water bottle, towel are ready to go. Breakfast?....Not so much.<p>We are all guilty of skipping brekky in favour of an early …

5 Common Fitness Saboteurs

Stress<p>When you’re up against a work deadline or the kids are sick, you may feel you can’t handle one more thing, including exercise. But taking time …

10 Things You Think Are Healthy, but Aren't

<b>By Dr. Mercola</b>Awareness is increasing that many household goods, from your personal care products and food packaging to your couch cushions, could …

Making Healthy Protein Choices

<b>Value variety.</b><br>Most of us get more than enough protein in our diet. The problem is that most of this protein comes from animal sources that are high …

Energising Breakfast Ideas

While breakfast has long been touted as the most important meal of the day, a recent study reported that 50 percent of women don’t eat breakfast when …

5 surprising ways your gut affects your weight, mood, and stress level

No matter how much kale you eat or how many spin classes you got in this week, if your gut is out of whack, it doesn’t matter, says expert Brenda …

A Look at Jenny Simpson's Training Leading Up to Worlds

New Balance has put together a four-part “Steps to Beijing” documentary on Jenny Simpson as she prepares for the 2015 World Championships later this …

The Only 12 Exercises You Need To Get In Shape

Learn these moves and you’ll never need to pay for a gym membership again.<p>You can work out pretty much anywhere using bodyweight exercise moves.<p>Bodyweight exercises are moves that use only your body’s weight as resistance, such as pushups and lunges — no equipment needed. They’re a staple in many …

10 Lists To Keep If You Want To Be Successful

The human mind is truly incredible, and we should all strive towards creating a tenacious memory we can rely on. Many lucrative professions or …

3 Simple Ways to Improve Running Efficiency

Want to run faster while using less energy? Here’s how to train your body to be a more efficient machine.<p><i>Jacklyn asks:</i> <i>I’ve been running for about two years now, and I want to improve my running efficiency. I follow a program that has plenty of variety (tempo, hills, long run, cycling), but I’d love</i> …

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14 Mind-Blowing Facts About Sugar (Infographic)

Sugar is in the headlines a lot lately, with some experts even calling it toxic. Did you know that the average child consumes 32 teaspoons of sugar a …

5 Ways to Get Over Your Biggest Mental Barriers

Even if you love working out, it’s completely normal to battle negative thinking. Here's how to get over it.<p>Often the biggest obstacle to running has nothing to do with the legs and lungs; it’s about what’s on your mind. Here’s how to clear some common mental hurdles that can keep you from getting …

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Cross-Training 101: Plyometrics For Runners

<i>These explosive moves will help your fast-twitch muscle fibers start firing.</i><p>In the mid-1970s, Olympic runner Fred Wilt started studying Russian …