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The importance of good sleep for runners

the importance of sleep for runners

Sleep, as you’ve heard a million times, is crucial to your overall health. Getting less than 7 to 9 hours of sleep per night on a regular basis is linked to a whole bunch of unpleasant effects. And while it may be tempting to forego sleep in order to squeeze in a bit more running time, the effects […]

The benefits of long walks for runners

The benefits of long walks for runners

Much like meditation, walking forces you to slow down and allows your mind and body to move without stress. Runners may scoff at the idea of walking as “cardio” – that it’s not worth their time – but the physical and mental benefits of long – 45 minute- plus – leisurely walks cannot be overstated. […]

#Selfie: Proper fitness selfie etiquette

Fitness selfie etiquette

Ahh. The Selfie. It’s ubiquitous in today’s culture. And while the actual act of snapping a picture of yourself is innocent enough, it’s the posting of those #nomakeup #flawless selfies all over the internet that creates a divide among the social media masses. Today, our pro-selfie writer explores a specific niche of the selfie phenomena: the […]

Omega-3 basics for athletes

The benefits of omega 3s for athletes

You’ve probably heard by now Omega-3s are important for living a healthy life. But what exactly are these fatty acids, what do they do, and do you need to eat fish to get your fill? What are Omega-3s? Simply put, Omega-3 fatty acid is an unsaturated fatty acid occurring chiefly in fish oils. They have shown to […]

Inside the medical tent: what happens if you stop during a race

Inside the medical tent: should you stop or should you go

At its core, running is a very healthy hobby. It helps you reach and maintain a healthy weight, lowers blood pressure and cholesterol levels, improve your memory, and more. But as we all know, running also taxes the body. Especially when we run long or fast, like during races. Even with proper training and execution, you […]

Women’s running: running challenges during your menstrual cycle

Women's running: running during your menstrual cycle

For many women, running during our period is difficult. We feel bloated, zapped of energy, and may have painful cramp – especially in the early days of our cycle. All of these symptoms pile up and don’t make us feel much like running at all. But we need look no further than at Uta Pippig‘s 1996 Boston Marathon […]

Why you might be tired

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Do you find yourself dragging to get through the day? Tired beyond tired? And workouts: They’re impossible! It’s difficult when the weather gets nice to not have that natural spring in our steps. Even the best of us find ourselves in an energy rut from time to time. So, it’s important to pinpoint the underlying […]

How to battle allergies on the run

Fighting allergies when you're running

Spring is right around the corner, but for some of us, the milder temperatures and longer days come at a cost: allergies. Running and allergies is nothing to sneeze over. We’ve only had spring-like weather in my neck of the woods for the past week and I’m already suffering. I’m dealing with a constant runny […]

How to (really) prevent and treat a cold

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The common cold. It’s a virus we’re all familiar with – the average adult catches two to four colds per year (children suffer from six to eight). While their symptoms are bothersome, cold viruses are usually harmless to healthy adults. Well, unless you’re a runner and congestion, a sore throat, and a cough strike in […]