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  • Too Caffeinated for Your Own Good?

    Kristin Harrison /

    A new study published in the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence stresses the need for more regulation and monitoring of the use and marketing of highly caffeinated energy drinks like Monster and Rockstar, which can contain anywhere from a tolerable 50 mg per bottle to a brain-buzzing 500 mg or more. The researchers report these […]

  • Chocolate-y goodness

    Kristin Harrison /

    Looking for a little post-race reward—without the guilt? You can feel good about indulging after your next run with these chocolates with benefits (not to mention the heart-helpful benefits of a little dark chocolate). The organic vegan fudge from Allison’s Gourmet uses only fair trade, shade-grown ingredients (shady environments protect wildlife inhabitants by reducing erosion). […]

  • Go for a Fun Run

    Kristin Harrison /

    Bored with your regular run around the same ol’ neighborhood loop? Me too. So recently a friend and I met up after work and went on a “fun run” through a local park, mixing a variety of exercises into the workout while making a game out of it. (It never hurts to act like a […]

  • Vitamin Power

    Jill Weisenberger, M.S., R.D., C.D.E. /

    You don’t need to take a lot of pills to get health benefits from these star nutrients — instead, load up your grocery cart. Vitamins and minerals help give you energy, fight disease and increase athletic performance.But it’s common for many American women to skimp on these health boosters and become dangerously deficient.  Before rushing […]

  • Top 10 Nutrition Myths

    Top 10 Nutrition Myths

    Jill Weisenberger, M.S., R.D., C.D.E. /

    Does eating at night make you fat? Do you really need to drink 8 glasses of water a day? We sort the fact from fiction.

  • Finding the Right Shoes

    Lisa Jhung /

    Nine new running shoes enhance performance on roads, trails or both. Whether you log miles on pavement, dirt or a little of both, this year’s advancements in running shoes can give you a jump start on your training and take you well into winter. New road runners range from super-cushy to stable and supportive to […]

  • Your Perfect Weight

    Dana Villamagna /

    Transcend society’s obsession with size and find your ideal weight for peak performance and optimal health. Surfer Catherine Lippincott’s moment of revelation arrived on a wave in Hawaii. A former plus-size model, she’s proud of her body and participates in a wide range of sports. But every time she surfed in California, she felt the […]

  • Run Less, Run Better

    Matt Fitzgerald, photos by Solana Jean /

    Cut the mileage without sacrificing performance by adding cross-training to your routine. If you want to improve your running next summer, try cross-training this winter. With next season’s most important races still months away, it’s the perfect time to reduce your mileage and make room for other types of exercise that will give your running […]

  • Change in Season, Change in Clothing

    Tiffany Connors /

    We’re heading into fall (at least in most parts of the country), which is a great time to change up the old fitness routine. Here in Florida, that means I finally get to start running outside again. However, I’m 18 weeks pregnant, so I’ve rearranged my route for frequent restroom breaks and pit stops. And […]

  • BPA: Getting a bad rap?

    Jessica Sebor /

    Did you throw out all of your BPA-labeled bottles? The Food and Drug Administration is now saying “not so fast.” The FDA recently announced that bisphenol A (BPA), a chemical used in many plastic sports bottles, is safe for use despite warnings earlier this year that the chemical could contain toxins and be a carcinogen. […]