Boost Your Workout With Interval Training

  The benefits of high-intensity interval training (HIIT) have been clear for a long time, but it’s only within the last few years that it’s really started to gain popularity. Studies, including one published in Metabolism as early as 1994, have found it to be better than steady-state cardio when it comes to building or maintaining

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Positive Thinking’s Power in Fitness

The mental and physical realms, at times, can seem entirely separate. In athletics, however, they are intimately linked, whether you’re a casual exerciser or a professional competitor. Positive thinking and visualization are techniques that approximately 70 percent or more of athletes put to use while training for their activities. Practicing visualization exercises before you even

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Six Safety Tips for Summer Workouts

For optimal fitness year-round, it’s important not to neglect workouts during the summer. However, exercising in soaring temperatures can present the danger of heat exhaustion and heat stoke, even if you’re in great shape. You can avoid summertime medical emergencies by following a few precautions. 1. Stay Hydrated Don’t wait until you actually feel thirsty

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Visualization Improves Sports Performance

From Jack Nicklaus to Mohammad Ali, many elite athletes are known to incorporate visualization into their training. It’s a powerful cognitive technique where you create a multisensory simulation of yourself executing a task. By mastering the movements in your head and familiarizing yourself with the accompanying sensations, your body is primed to achieve peak performance

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Six Tips for Avoiding Workout Injuries

While exercise is great for your body and your mind, exercise-induced injuries are not. When you push your body, it’s possible to push it too far, but a little care and attention can go a long way toward protecting yourself. Whether you’re new to fitness or an old pro, these common-sense precautions can reduce your

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Strength Building for Vegetarians

There are more than seven million vegetarians in America, and over half of them have chosen their diet for health reasons. Research backs up that choice. Eating meatless lowers your risk of a host of chronic health conditions, including cancer, heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, kidney stones, gallstones, osteoporosis and asthma. Vegetarians also tend

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Who Can Run a Race? You Can!

Getting From Couch to 5K If you’ve never run a race before, or have taken a long hiatus from cardio activity, training for a 5K can seem daunting—or even impossible. Don’t be intimidated. If you are hoping to run this 3.1-mile race this season, there is a terrific training program designed especially for novices: the

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Tony Schiller on Training for Racing & Longevity

Imagine toeing the line of the Olympic Marathon trials. Imagine glancing to your left and to your right and seeing the best of the best beside you. Imagine knowing that you are the biggest person and the slowest person on that line (which you know because you signed up to be interviewed by Runner’s World

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