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Summer is a great time for running. It’s the ideal opportunity to shed winter’s layers and hit the outdoors. But when the temperature rises, running becomes a huge physical undertaking, and intense running can be quite dangerous. In fact, run too long in the heat leads to heatstroke—that excruciating fatigue that...
Running is a high impact sport that puts a lot of stress on your body, especially the joints—but could it also make your face look older? The answer isn’t all white or black, as we’re going to see in today’s post. I’ll do my best to separate the facts from the...
You just completed a sweaty run, and are feeling pretty proud about it. Then what’s next? If you’re like most runners, you probably want nothing than jump into the shower and call it a day. After all, you deserve the rest, right? Here’s the bad news. Neglecting your post-run (or rushing through...
Headaches When Running are pretty common, especially among beginner runners or those training hard in hot weather. In fact, exercise-induced headaches plague roughly a third of athletes, including runners, according to research. You might feel throbbing pain on one side of your head or across your entire head. There can be...
Breakfast is by far my favorite meal of the day; it’s also the most important. Sure, recent research suggests that skipping breakfast may not be as bad we used to think, but I’m still a strong advocate for starting the day with a healthy meal, especially if you don’t know...
Side stitches while running can put a real kink in your training routine. Though they’re not usually a medical emergency, these side stomach cramps can be painful enough to force any runner to stop training altogether and hobble back home. That’s really bad. Reallllllly bad! But fret no more. In today’s...
The summer months are ideal for running with plenty of long days, plenty of races around to keep motivated. The downside, excessive sun exposure can put you at risk for many issues, such as premature skin aging, pterygium, cataract formation, skin cancer, etc. But don’t worry. It’s possible to keep training...
Running does your body good—it boosts your energy, uplifts your mood, and helps you lose weight. I can go on and on. Despite these benefits, having enough motivation to run regularly is easier said than done.  In fact, lots of runners, even the most disciplined, struggle with motivation That’s why, if you’re...
Running shoes are an invaluable training asset. They help protect and support your feet throughout the running gait, which, in turn, improves performance and prevents injury. What’ not to like! Besides finding a pair of shoes that suit your running style and needs, the next thing you need to do...
High-quality running shoes aren’t cheap. Costing in the upwards of $100 to $140 a pair, new kicks can set you back quite a bit. Finding the perfect sole-mates isn’t easy, either. That’s why once you find footwear that works the best for you, you should have a few tricks up...