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Ultra Runner Dean Karnazes’ Expert Guide to Race Expos

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The Los Angeles Marathon is upon us, and the running and racing season is shifting into gear. With all the finish lines in your future, now seems like an opportune time to discuss a topic that is rarely discussed. Before you can toe the start, you’ve got to approach a pre-race expo. What to Expect at an Expo For those of you in the know, most...

8 Cycling Do’s and Don’ts for Crushing Hills

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Nothing can clear your mind or get you fit faster than a tough bike ride. Sure, flats and downhills are fun—easy even, but it’s those uphill climbs that will really get your head and body into shape. So why do so many people complain about a grade change? They’re letting the thought of discomfort psych them out. Well, to those people I say...

Are You Stressing Out Your Heart? Here’s How to Counter It

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You’re at work. The deadline is approaching. Your boss just emailed. Your colleague says she hasn’t put the data report together yet. You can feel your heart rate rising. Thump-thump, thump-thump… For some people, this is a normal day—constantly under the gun and taxing your heart health. “When you’re under stress, your blood...

Put Your Heart & Soul Into this Dance Workout

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This article was written by Benjamin Allen, a fitness choreographer in Los Angeles, CA. Cardio workouts are fantastic for your heart and overall health. But why do we think of exercise as something that only happens in the gym? Dancing is always fun and you can take it anywhere. Get comfortable with these four moves at home, and then try them out...

10 Healthy Food Trends You’re Going to Spot in 2016

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Last week San Francisco welcomed the Winter Fancy Food Show, featuring thousands of food and drink producers from around the world. You could happily eat your way through miles of cheese, chocolate, and olive oil, but healthy superfoods were the standout stars. From avocado oil to chia seeds to lots of love for legumes, here’s what’s coming to...

Standing & Sitting: Both Are Bad for Your Health

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You’ve probably seen the news that too much chair time can be bad for your health. But It turns out, it’s not just sitting that’s the new smoking. A recent study conducted by Melvyn Hillsdon of the University of Exeter reveals being stationary in general is just as bad. Which means that standing workstation you’ve been thinking about using...

4 Good Reasons (from a Doctor!) to Buy New Sneakers

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It might seem like a ploy to get you to buy new kicks more often, but the materials in athletic shoes actually do have a shelf life—they break down with use and over time. “The soft, bouncy materials that make up a shoe are designed to provide cushioning and support,” says Jordan D. Metzl, M.D., a sports medicine physician and author of...