Why Exercise Can Make You Happier

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Want to embrace your inner Pharrell and get happy in the New Year? Or get happier than you were last year? Well, you're in the right spot. Exercise is linked to happiness! But why? And how can you boost your happiness even more, so that you, too, feel like happiness is the truth, too? We have a …
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Why MEAT Is the New RICE When It Comes to Treating Injuries

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Whether you’ve done the telltale stiff strut the day after a race or found yourself with a stiff neck from not paying attention to form during CrossFit, it’s likely you’ve faced down a musculoskeletal injury that required “RICE” --- an acronym for rest, ice, compression and elevation. Since 1978, …
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The Science of Hydration — and Taking the Proper Hydration Propel Fit Challenge!

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This is a sponsored post brought to you by Propel. For our sponsored post policy, click here. I feel like I'm pretty good about staying hydrated. I drink water throughout the day and with meals. I take my Propel and a water bottle to the gym. And I'm not shy about looking at the color of pee. So …
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Runners: You Still Need to Watch What You Eat

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Many running groups and endurance athletes are notorious for a couple of things: Getting up wicked early on a weekend to get in a long workout, and eating more than any non-runner their size could dream of putting away, especially immediately afterward. Hell, I've finished super long training …
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Why Exercise Isn’t Always the Answer to Depression

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I'm a firm believer in the power of exercise in helping to deal with stress. I know it's a powerful tool because it works for me --- I struggle with Generalized Anxiety Disorder* and have dealt with depression, and my more difficult periods can be precisely tied to times when I've slacked off on …
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Mizuno Asks: What if Everybody Ran? (Plus Mizuno Wave Rider 17 Review)

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As I've mentioned in the past, I'm really lucky to count a huge number of talented, dedicated and sociable runners as my friends. We might have different races and different paces, but once we all gather together at the end, we're all just runners. (And, generally, happy to be done!) Recently, …
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Burn More Calories With This Simple Trick …

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Ever wondered which position on the elliptical burns more calories? And just how much extra energy you burn by moving those handles? Well, the good folks at Cybex International conducted a study that was published in the Journal of Exercise Physiology about its Cybex Arc Trainer (love that piece of …
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Get Results With High-Intensity Training and LES MILLS GRIT Classes

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The following is a post sponsored by LES MILLS. For our sponsored post policy, click here. We are huge fans of high-intensity training (HIIT). Yes, it's hard --- and at times you feel like you can't breathe and simple tasks like counting to 10 become very, very hard --- but you get great results …
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