Achy foot? Creaky knee? Bum hamstring? Your hips may be to blame. Follow this plan to strengthen that joint and the muscles that surround it so you can lead a happy, healthy running life. Read the full article in the March 2015 issue of Runner’s World.
Runners dream big. Tackling a new distance, posting a personal best, losing 20 pounds–we embrace grand challenges. But what happens after you accomplish your goal, or if your resolve weakens before you succeed? You risk stalling–unless you’ve changed your routines to those of a stronger, healthier runner. Read the full article in Runner’s World.
High blood pressure puts your health at risk. You can use the DASH diet plan—or parts of it—to lower your blood pressure, protect your heart, and maybe even slim down. Read the full article on Fitness.com.
This winter, your nagging in-laws and slob of a second cousin may not be the only visitors overstaying their welcome at your place. You could be hosting a whole houseful of festering fungi—think mold, mildew, and yeast—that surreptitiously check in to your kitchen, bathroom, bedroom, and basement. And those gross guests can worsen asthma and increase your risk of lung infections. It’s time to clear out the sporehouse. You’ll breathe a lot easier. Read the full article in Men’s Health.
Prepping for the best possible sweat session starts even before you lace up your kicks, choose your spin bike, or roll out your mat: You need to make sure you have ample energy to push through the workout. Read the full article on Prevention.com.
In the past four decades, Dick Hoyt and his son, Rick, who has cerebral palsy, have together completed six Ironman triathlons, more than 70 marathons and a 45-day run and bike across the U.S. without a single day of rest. Dick, 74, a motivational speaker and Holland, Mass. resident, is usually quick with a tale and a joke in his thick Boston brogue. But ask the former Air National Guard lieutenant colonel the most difficult thing he’s ever done, and he’s briefly rendered speechless. Read the full story on NowU.com (or download a pdf).
You do the exact same training program as your running partner—but finish the 5K 10 minutes behind her. After months of diligent forward bends, you still can’t even touch your toes. And while your totally toned co-worker swears by a strength-building DVD, you don’t see a single sculpted muscle for your efforts. Before you blame yourself or give up altogether, consider whether your obstacles have been written into your genome. Read the full article on Prevention.com.
So your big fall running goal is in the rearview mirror, and the days are growing shorter. How will you maintain motivation through the upcoming dark months? Read the full article in Runner’s World.
You pounded the pavement, held your poses, pedaled up that last hill, and lunged until you felt the burn. Now, it’s time to refuel. Read the full article on Prevention.com.
On Sunday, 25-year-old Tatyana McFadden will line up with 45,000 other runners in the starting corral of the Bank of America Chicago Marathon. But this champion marathoner (she’s won Chicago four times and holds the women’s wheelchair course record, in addition to being a Paralympics sprinter) has had to work harder than most of her fellow competitors to get where she is today. Read the full story on Shape.com.