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Running has numerous health benefits, and adding a treadmill to your home gym arsenal means you can workout regardless of the weather, create more challenging workouts that burn more calories, customize your training to be more versatile, and develop your endurance. You buy a treadmill because you want a fitter and healthier life, but don’t let common treadmill mistakes derail your progress in

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You know the feeling—that sudden, jolting pain in your side that sends you doubling over instead of moving forward. It has a name:  exercise-related transient abdominal pain (ETAP), better known as the side stitch. It may be dull or sharp; it may present on either side of your abdomen. But no matter what, it hurts. READ MORE: 9 Ways to Beat Shin Splints Fortunately, there are ways to prevent

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Mention the words “shin splints” to an athlete—then watch out: This acute form of agony strikes fear in the heart of anyone who pounds the pavement, plays the court, or works out on any type of hard surface. Could you be at risk? Yes. Shin splints are fairly common among runners (who account for as much as 20 percent of shin splints). But these painful episodes—directly caused by muscle

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The era of “smart training” has arrived—and if you don’t believe me, check out the stunning new Zero Runner from Octane Fitness. Threatening to make the concept of “fitness innovation” an understatement, the revolutionary Zero Runner takes indoor running (and cardio training overall) in surprising new direction. This revolutionary machine, which premiered at the 2014 Boston Marathon

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 Hill workouts are one of the best ways to train for stronger and faster running. In fact, a recent study undertaken at the Auckland University of Technology in New Zealand found that uphill and downhill training can enable competitive runners to improve their race times by as much as 2%. The reason why is that tackling fall hills is particularly effective when it comes to increasing leg

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Runners generally train on the road, but experts warn that results will be far superior if you run on different surfaces. Runners World recommends that runners occasionally take routes that lead off-road to trails, grass, sand, and even water, backing their recommendation with research and reports. Generally the reasons are threefold: (1) running off-road reduces the constant pounding hard-

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Are you overtraining? (And if you are, how can you tell?) To help runners determine their optimum training level, Jack Raglin, Ph.D., developed a short quiz that he advises runners to take at least once a week—or even daily when in serious training. Published on the Runner’s World website, the quiz is comprised of seven multiple-choice questions—all related to mood, sleep, and overall

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A recent study found that brisk walking offers many of the same health benefits as running. Findings released in the American Heart Association journal Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology show that quick walking and running were equally effective in lowering an individual’s risk of high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes and possibly coronary heart disease.Researchers

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Whether you run, swim or cycle; eating the right food for each activity helps you improve your performance and make the most of each workout. Runners need to stay fueled during a marathon—but the pre-race, carb-loading spaghetti dinners are long gone. While carbohydrates are still considered a crucial fuel for training, experts advise runners to especially eat a balanced diet overall—with

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Are you a seasoned runner (or fairly green)? With spring coming, it’s a perfect time for all runners to review their training style. Running may seem like the most natural of sports, but a few helpful hints keep you safe and injury-free. So whether you run on trails, tracks or treadmills, check your technique and get a few tips about becoming a better runner. 1. Use proper form:  Make sure

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