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7 Tips to Staying Injury-Free

Tania Kowalski | Posted 07.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Tania Kowalski

There are very few of us that don't deal with injuries or niggles of some sort. So how can we prevent and manage injuries so that they don't stop us from living active lives? Here are some tips that I try to use in my training.

Stop Calling Skinny Moms Bad Moms Out of Jealousy

Hasna El Maroudi | Posted 07.28.2015 | Parents
Hasna El Maroudi

If you were to believe some reactions, all women who become mothers are doomed to live the rest of their sad little lives, fat, hairy and exhausted. That is, if you're doing a "good" job. And apparently it is other moms who determine what "good" really is.

Starting to (Half) Marathon: Finishing San Francisco

Frank H. Wu | Posted 07.27.2015 | San Francisco
Frank H. Wu

I wish I had been aware of the pleasure of walking, from the time I was a college student who would rather miss class than trek to campus. But regret about the past serves no purpose other than as inspiration for the future. I hope to see everyone on the road, on our own two feet.

The San Francisco Marathon Turns to Technology to Attract New Runners

Alicia Jessop | Posted 07.24.2015 | Sports
Alicia Jessop

This isn't your mama's San Francisco Marathon. The sport of running has hit a renaissance in the United States. These days, it's not uncommon for elite level runners to brush elbows alongside first-time marathoners while traversing race courses.

Running Injuries: 5 Steps to Recover Like a Champion

Jason Saltmarsh | Posted 07.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Jason Saltmarsh

An injured runner is like a feral animal. Our instincts tell us to move, to flee, to run like we have for so long. But, we know that we must stay still and heal before we can go back to doing what it is we love. The trail beckons, but we have to resist.

The Beginner's Guide To Running

Chris Freytag | Posted 07.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Chris Freytag

Running isn't usually love at first sight. If you want to become a runner, this is important to keep in mind. Running is more of a slow love that has to grow on you, but once you catch the running bug, it's hard to shake.

A Guide To Choosing The Right Sports Bra For Your Workout

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 07.22.2015 | Healthy Living

Sports bras are tricky. You want coverage, you want support, you want sweat-resistant material, and maybe you even want fashion. So whether you'r...

Respect the Distance

Paul Benjamin | Posted 07.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Paul Benjamin

Dolphins swimming with triathletes in Santa Barbara, California A triathlete endures a beautiful mix of mental and physical feats up to the point whe...

WATCH: Mother-Daughter Duo Defies Disability By Running Marathons

HooplaHa | Posted 07.21.2015 | Good News
HooplaHa

Arianna Tanghe is like most 14-year-old girls. She loves music, movies and spending time with her family and friends. She's the youngest sibling of two athletes and longed to experience the rush of crossing the finish line just like her brother and sister before her. There is just one complication. Arianna has cerebral palsy.

What You Need to Know About Running In The Hot, Hot Heat

Details | Posted 07.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Details

With the temperature heating up, we asked Siik exactly what we need to know before heading out for a jog during these dog days of summer.

This Awesome Magazine Cover Proves That 'Anyone Can Run'

Health.com | Posted 07.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Health.com

Runners aren't a one-size-fits-all kind of group -- you could weigh 110 pounds or 310 pounds and still call yourself a runner -- but people often have trouble labeling themselves as such if they feel like they don't fit the typical mold. You know, the kind of ropy, wiry mold you often see on the covers of running magazines.

Dare to Be 100: Ruth Anne Is Gone

Walter M. Bortz II, M.D. | Posted 07.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Walter M. Bortz II, M.D.

By wife of 62 years died last night. The proximate cause of her death was a head injury suffered when she struck her occiput on the edge of a bedside ...

Not a 'Real' Runner? Here's Why I Don't Believe You

Jennifer Hellickson | Posted 07.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Hellickson

Running -- and being a runner -- is as much a state of mind and an attitude as it is putting one foot in front of the other and moving quickly. It transcends time and space and distance and pace.

3 Ways You're Making Running Harder Than it Is

Prevention | Posted 07.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Prevention

Always stretch before you run -- you've heard it 1,000 times. While the advice makes intuitive sense, you might be shocked to learn there's no research to support this wisdom. And now a study from Texas A&M University suggests that stretching can actually slow you down!

The Siren Song of the Marathon

Jason Saltmarsh | Posted 07.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Jason Saltmarsh

Like mariners drawn to a rocky shoreline by the enchanting sound of mermaids, runners can't resist the lure of the epic marathon. This fall, hundreds ...

11 Training Tips for Running Your First Half-Marathon

Health.com | Posted 07.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Health.com

Running a half-marathon is all the rage these days, especially among women. So why are women rushing to the starting line?

Grandmother Becomes First Woman Over 70 To Finish 100-Mile Ultramarathon

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 07.02.2015 | Fifty

A 70-year-old grandmother became the first woman over the age of 70 to finish the 100-mile Western States ultramarathon over the weekend. Gunhild Swan...

Runners Without Borders Brings Jewish And Arab Teens Together

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 06.26.2015 | Religion

A group of teens in Jerusalem is making strides toward interfaith understanding. Runners Without Borders brings young people from Jewish and Arab h...

7 Myths About Running That Every Beginner Should Ignore

Kayla Matthews | Posted 06.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Kayla Matthews

Perhaps you searched websites and purchased a few specialty running magazines to help you get off to a strong start. That's generally a solid approach when it comes to learning about something new, but there are some pervasive myths that could confuse you as a beginning runner. Here are just a few of them:

Are You Running Too Much? 5 Warning Signs

Jason Saltmarsh | Posted 06.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Jason Saltmarsh

If you don't rest enough, your body can't adapt. A little "prehab" outweighs rehab any day.

When Coming In Last Place Feels Like First

Becky Tountas | Posted 06.10.2015 | Parents
Becky Tountas

As soon as the race started, she threw herself on the ground and yelled, "I can't run, Mommy!" She wouldn't budge, despite my pleading.

What Makes Jamaicans So Dominant at Track and Field?

Quora | Posted 06.10.2015 | Sports
Quora

I used to coach sprints alongside Donald Quarrie, four-time Olympic medallist for Jamaica -- including a gold medal in the 200 meters in the 1976 Montreal Olympics.

5 Tips To Help You Run Faster

Details | Posted 06.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Details

Each step drains a bit more life from your body, but you dig deep, search for motivation, and inch closer to the finish. Then, that Kenny G track you've been meaning to take off your iPod starts up, or worse, Pandora goes to a commercial. Don't let this happen.

My Wedding Was My Inspiration, But I Lost 40 Pounds For Me

Casey Dembowski | Posted 06.11.2015 | Weddings
Casey Dembowski

It's easy to call me a fitness fanatic bride and be done with it. But losing all that weight was never my goal -- and I didn't "do it for the wedding." I just did it for me.

Running Free

Hilal Isler | Posted 06.25.2015 | Women
Hilal Isler

Today, when I tell people I grew up in Saudi Arabia, they're often surprised. I can't explain to them that coming of age in a country governed by the most orthodox of men, has actually made me a stronger woman. It doesn't seem to make much sense, does it? But there it is.