It’s easy to slack off and hit the shower after a tough run, but neglecting to stretch can have huge repercussions, especially when you’re logging serious miles. It took me a while to make post-workout stretching a part of my routine. I have never been a fan of it and...
Hello and welcome to the running world, my friend! I’m glad to have you here, even if you haven’t started running yet. The truth is, literally any can become a runner merely by declaring that they are one. I started running roughly a decade ago, and along the way, I’ve helped...
Running has plenty to offer: it boosts your metabolism, sheds mad calories, builds stamina, and helps you live a healthier and longer life. But that’s not the whole story. Plenty of recent research also suggests that improving your brain health and increasing your mental power are yet more reasons to lace...
If you stick with a running routine throughout months—or years—you'll run into the many changes in temperatures and weather conditions. This is especially the case if you live in an area with cold winters and super hot summers. Extreme weather conditions, like freezing temperature, snow, or scorching heat, can scare away...
Here's a shocking statistic: 40 percent of Americans get less than the recommended seven hours of sleep per night, according to the American Psychological Association. This means that roughly 1 in 3 people isn’t getting enough sleep on a regular basis. He/she could be you. Here’s the truth. Sleep is...
Before you start to exercise or decide to take it to the next level, it's vital to get a full bird view of your health profile and current fitness level. This is especially the case if you’re out of shape, have a history of chronic disease or injury, morbidly...
For runners, resistance training provides many benefits when used in conjunction with a well-rounded running program. Nevertheless, I know  lots of runners whoshy away from the weight room out of the fear of bulking up. For a runner, this could synonymous being slowed down, but it isn’t the case as...
Running is one of the most natural movements of the human body, and it’s part of evolution and our ancestry. In fact, some evolutionary biologists go as far as to claim that running is what made up humans. Not convinced? Take a look at the Endurance Running Hypothesis Wikipedia Page...
You already know that running is important; otherwise, you'd have spent your money on chocolate bars and pretzels instead of your running shoes. Why is running so worthwhile? The reasons run the gamut: to lose weight, relieve stress, eat more without gaining weight, challenge oneself, stay young, get into better...
I started running roughly a decade ago, and throughout these years, I’ve noticed that nearly every runner, especially beginners, stick to the same running plan.  They do the same distance workouts…in the same shoes…on the same roads …. with the same warm-up and cooldowns…etc. Here’s the sad truth. Getting trapped...