Posts by Kelly

Mud Runs: Down, Dirty and … Dangerous?

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Running is no longer enough: Themed fun runs and mud runs have exploded in popularity, requiring racers to not only race for miles but also to navigate obstacles through mud, while covered in foam, while being splattered with paint --- or even while being chased by zombies. The original, and most …
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Healthy Holiday Menus for the Health-Conscious Host

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Cooking is enough of a headache on holidays, so let us take care of planning your menu! We've rounded up the lightest, most delicious holiday recipes your most health conscious and diet conscious of guests will love. Let's dig in! Healthy Holiday Menu: Healthy Christmas Recipes Whether your big …
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Your Holiday Weight Gain Survivial Guide: 17 Tips to Not Gain a Pound

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This is it, people. Get ready. We are entering five-alarm, high-alert, all-hands-on-deck weight-gain season. Buckle up, because just like every year, it's going to be a bumpy ride. You are about to be bombarded with temptation after ooey-gooey temptation, designed to test your will, your resolve …
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Gratitude, Goals and Balance: How to Maintain Your Weight Loss for Life

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So you've slipped into your skinny jeans...STREAMERS! CONFETTI! CELEBRATION! Um, now what? It's hard to lose weight, but you know what's even harder? Not losing weight. Or gaining it. That's right. The M-word. It strikes fear in the heart of dieters more than the words "counting calories" or …
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Your Ultimate Guide to Avoiding the Much-Feared Freshman 15

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As part of Fit Bottomed College Week, we're showing you how to avoid that dreaded Freshman 15!  Myths about what college life is really like are pretty prevalent. Partiers expect to be able to skip class and drink to their hearts' content, thinking the lack of adult supervision means they are …
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7 Kids’ Running Programs That Are Making a Difference

Dedicate your next running goal to a good cause, like helping girls to fall in love with running!

One of my favorite running shirts says "My sport is your sport's punishment." If it makes you chuckle, too, you probably had much the same experience as I did growing up in sports. In volleyball, for every ace serve, we ran lines. In gymnastics, we ran for every beam fall, step on a dismount or even …
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How to Run a Marathon. Yes, You!

Keep your momentum going by signing up for another marathon!

This is it! You've conquered the smaller races (5K, 10K, half marathon), crushed them into dust, and now you are ready for The Race. The Big One. 26.2 miles. The Marathon. The marathon is the true test of a runner's endurance. Pushing yourself as hard as you can for 26.2 miles, even after your …
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What’s Okay With Pregnancy and Exercise? 7 Dos and 4 Don’ts!

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When you're pregnant, your main focus is rightly on the health of your baby, and a healthy mommy is a necessary part of that equation. Working out while pregnant makes some women wary. They, of course, do not want to do anything wrong to potentially put the baby, or themselves, at risk. However, not …
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How to Run a Half Marathon (We’re in the Big Leagues Now!)

Keep your momentum going by signing up for another marathon! Credit:  lululemon athletica

Kilometers? Been there, done that. Now it's time to upgrade your runner membership to marathon status. Before you tackle the whole hog though, it's usually wise to try a half first. Not sure how to do it? That's why we're here: to show you just how to run a half marathon! How to Run a Half …
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