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How To Stay Safe During Your Evening Run

By Healthy Living

Running safety is a must know for anyone who goes out for a jog. With days getting shorter and available running hours darkening, it is even more important to make sure you are taking every precaution. Whether you’re a first-time walk-jogger or a world class marathoner, stay safe while you run outside with these tips:

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holiday nutrition

7 Unhealthy Holiday Meal Alternatives

By Guest Posts, Healthy Living

The holidays are here and if you’re not careful, the back half of the year could end up on your backside. Everyone knows these upcoming months will be full of parties, dinners, and special events. Instead of setting unrealistic expectations for yourself like working out twice every day, try and keep an eye out for the two biggest culprits of holiday weight gain: foods full of sugar or high in fat. Viewing your upcoming meals through this lens can help you make better choices, so let’s take a look at some of the foods that are bound to sneak their way onto your plate!

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Running Nutrition

What To Eat To Boost Speed & Endurance

By Guest Posts, Healthy Living

I’ve been running most of my life, but with more sincerity about the sport since age 20. At 44 years old, I have noticed a definite decline in my stamina and, therefore, a decline in my desire to keep running as a part of my exercise regimen. It was once possible for me to run a marathon with only six months of training under my belt. Now, if I decided to run one, I’d have to start training about two years out. Getting old sucks. However, at different periods throughout life, runners have to adjust their nutritional intake to match their body’s needs to keep up endurance and speed. Everybody is different, of course, but here are the food fundamentals of keeping up with the runners in your pack. Adjust accordingly, and run on.

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family fitness

5 Ways To Keep Your Family Active

By Guest Posts, Healthy Living

As a full-time working mother of a very active 3-year-old, I’m lucky to set aside two minutes each day to brush my teeth, never mind 30 minutes to exercise. That is, until one day, I heard my son say “mommy, watch this,” as he bent over into what appeared to be a downward-dog position. I don’t know where he came up with that because he’s never been to a yoga class, but I realized that the possibility of the two of us exercising together as a family had just become very real. I grabbed a mat, popped in a yoga DVD and we had our very first yoga session right there in the living room. He was happy learning new positions in which to twist his little body, and I was happy that we were spending quality time together while I finally got the chance to exercise. Yoga is just one way to enjoy exercise with your kids as you teach them about the importance of fitness. Here are a few other ways to turn family fun time into family fit time:

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breast cancer awareness

Think Pink: Get Active To Fight Breast Cancer

By Guest Posts, Healthy Living

“There can be life after breast cancer. The prerequisite is early detection.” –Ann Jillian Aside from autumn colors and crisp mornings, October means the pink ribbons come out again for what’s known worldwide as Breast Cancer Awareness Month. This international health campaign was founded in 1985 to promote awareness and prevention, and to raise money for research, treatments and hopefully someday a cure. During the past 30 years, a vast array of activities and events have sprouted up including walks, runs and some of the most recognizable buildings and monuments illuminated in pink lights for the month. There’s a lot going on this month in the fight for the cure, here’s what’s not to miss.

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