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Sips & Snacks: 4 Tips to Help You Stay Hydrated

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Water seems so harmless, but, trust me, people tend to have strong feelings about drinking it. The way I see it, there are three categories of consumers: water braggers, fitful drinkers, and water haters (why do there always have to be haters?). But no matter what your relationship is with water, it’s essential that you drink enough. A good rule...

2 Ways to Prevent Pesky Joint Pain

Prevent pesky joint pain

*Article courtesy of womensrunning.com.* When runners work to prevent injury, it is often the muscles we think first to protect, stretch and roll out at the end of a long day out on the roads or trails. Though we should always focus on being proactive and protecting our hard-working muscles, there is another part of the body that we may not be...

Train Like an Astronaut with this Workout Plan

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When it comes to staying fit, astronauts are up against some tough physical challenges. Spending a significant amount of time in a zero-gravity environment can lead to muscle weakening, bone loss, and decreased cardio conditioning. (Your body actually needs the resistance of gravity to stay healthy!) That’s why researchers recently studied...

5 Reasons to Run Your First 5K

5 Reasons to run your first 5k

If you’ve always dreamed of being a runner or completing a race but have felt too intimidated by the idea of extreme distances and tough training, fear not!  A 5K is the perfect race for beginners and is surprisingly easy to prepare for. Here are five reasons you should conquer 3.1 miles.

Failure Re-Framed: The Upside of Finishing Last

The upside of finishing last

I love running, but I wouldn’t say I’m great at it, or a natural by any means. I’m “middle of the pack” when it comes to speed, and I’ve worked hard to get there. As a teenager running high school cross country, I was consistently the last female across the finish line at races and invitationals. It sucked. I wanted to quit. My dad...

Fitbit at Work with ESPN’s John Buccigross

Fitbit at Work with John Buccigross

Manning an anchor desk for a top-rated sports show seems like a cake walk. But John Buccigross of ESPN’s SportsCenter proves it takes energy and athleticism to make it look so easy. A father of three nearly-adult kids, Buccigross is also an avid hockey fan, a force on the golf course, and really into logging steps with Fitbit. Here, he answers a...

5 Tricks to Enjoy a Summer BBQ (& Still Feel Good the Next Day)

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I’m certainly not here to convince you that hotdogs and brownies are tickets to feeling fit, but still, I don’t know why barbeques rattle so many of my food-conscious clients. After all, there are far worse food scenarios than grilling. Just keep these 5 tricks in mind, and you can enjoy the event without feeling any diet remorse later.