5 Exercises to Speed Up Recovery

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Whether you are a runner or a lifter, suffering from muscle fatigue can slow down your progress toward meeting your fitness goals. While a few days of rest may be necessary in order to help your muscles recover, there are also several exercises that you can do to help speed up the recovery process. All of these exercises involve stretching your … [Read more...]

Best Foods Before a Long Distance Run

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Whether you are planning to run a marathon or you are simply training with long distance running, the food you eat in the days leading up to your run will have a significant impact on your performance. Not only do you need to eat foods that will provide your body with the energy it needs for a long run, but you also need to eat foods that agree … [Read more...]

5 Tips for Running in the Fall

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Fall is here. The weather is colder, the trees are turning a rainbow of oranges, reds, and yellows, and we are breaking out our favorite jeans and sweaters. If fall is your favorite time of year to run, you are not alone! Most runners prefer the season because of the perfect temperature and the beautiful scenery. We have compiled a list of 5 tips … [Read more...]

Modify Your Fitness Routine for the Fall Season

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The fall season is just around the corner. For most of us, the means breaking out the sweaters and shifting our workouts from outdoors back to the gym. But did you know that your eating and fitness habits should change, just like the seasons? All seasons have different amounts of light and dark. The differences can affect our bodies in major ways. … [Read more...]

Top 5 Running Alternatives

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We get it. Not everyone a born-runner. While running is an excellent way to stay in shape, it isn’t for everyone. If you have an injury, shin splints, or just don’t enjoy running, there are many alternatives that will  give you a very similar workout. These top 5 running alternatives will give you a great workout without the high impact on joints. … [Read more...]

10 Best Running Trails in America

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The thousands of running trails across the United States offer a huge variety of terrain, landscape, and scenery. If you are a serious runner, you probably have a running bucket list- locations that offer beautiful trails that can't be seen from a car. We have compiled what we feel are the 10 best running trails in America to help you decide which … [Read more...]

Top Ten Protein Bars

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Protein is a crucial part of a healthy diet, especially if you engage in regular exercise. It helps with satiety, muscle building, and speeds up with weight loss process. It’s no wonder that protein bars have become so popular in the fitness world. It is important to pay attention to the nutritional content and not just the fact that it says … [Read more...]

8 Tips for the Best Summer Run Ever

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We are right in the middle of summer, and for many of us the heat is scorching outside! We all face the challenge of wanting to enjoy the season and scenery by doing outdoor workouts. But it's so hot! If you want to switch it up and do an outdoor run this summer, there are a few guidelines you should follow in order to keep you safe and make your … [Read more...]

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1. You Don't Need... In this world of high calorie "slimming" drinks, weight loss gadgetry and pills that make empty promises, it's easy to get lost.  This quote helps direct you to what has always worked for people -- running!  Just grab your shoes, put on some sweat-proof clothes and get to work!  Motivation seems to be one of most popular pins … [Read more...]

12 Most Common Treadmill Mistakes

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The treadmill is one of the most common fitness machines, both at the gym and at home. Using a treadmill correctly will help you to burn more calories, use proper muscles, and avoid injury. To help you out, we have compiled a list of the top 12 most common treadmill mistakes, and how to avoid them. Hopefully after reading this you will be able to … [Read more...]