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The Important Role of Glycogen in Running

Runners have always looked for the best way to supply their bodies with the energy needed to go for a 10-mile run without completely depleting their stored energy. Our bodies have actually come up with a genius way of having an abundant supply of energy ready on demand in our […]

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Common Cycling Injuries – Tips For Prevention

While cycling isn’t as intense on your body as other sports such as running, it can still take its toll, especially if you cycle frequently. On the grand scale of potential sports you could do to maintain your weight and fitness level, cycling remains one of the least injury-dense activities. […]

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How Often Should You Run?

Understanding how often should you run will be one of your first challenges as a runner. When you are working and don’t have a lot of time for running, it is generally easier to fit in a few runs per week. But what if you have the time to run […]

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Can You Run a Marathon Without Training?

Completing a full marathon is something that comes with its own special bragging rights but completing one without proper training is downright crazy. A marathon isn’t just 42.2 km (26.2 miles) of pure physical endurance, it is also months and months of preparation prior to that. During those miles, your […]

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How To Create Your Own Running Plan

All runners, both advanced and ones that are just now starting to get into this, often face the difficult task of creating a running plan tailored to their personal needs. Everyone’s schedule is different and personal inconsistency is a wide factor that can easily get in the way of using […]

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Does Sweating Help You Burn More Calories?

Sweating is one of the major factors people associate with a good workout and a good indicator of weight loss, right? Well, according to many physicians sweating by itself doesn’t technically make you permanently lose weight but rather makes you lose water weight which is quickly restored after your workout. […]

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Post-workout Foods to Promote Fat Burning

When you finish your workout, the work for your body is far from over. It has to regenerate all the damaged muscle fibers and restore energy supplies in your body’s tissues. To help it with that, we have to eat a healthy mix of proteins and carbohydrates in the first […]

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How To Get The Most Out Of Your Fitness Tracker

With more and more people using fitness trackers or smartwatches nowadays, wearables are enjoying a huge success. There are many kids of trackers, from wristwatches to bracelets, clip-on, chest-straps, and even trackers that can be put in your shoes. If you are set on joining the trend and reaping the […]

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Using Heart Rate Zones To Your Advantage

Every runner needs a way to measure how hard he is pushing himself towards his goal. Heart rate zones are one of the best objective methods of monitoring the intensity of your training. They are determined individually for every person and are relative to your maximum heart rate. There are […]