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Natural Running Form Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Natural Running Form.

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The Unbounded Power of Whole Grains

Using a new method, researchers have discovered that whole grains like corn, whole wheat, oats and brown rice can have as much–or more–antioxidant, anti-cancer activity as vegetables and fruits. Previously, the antioxidant potential o...  Read more

Homemade Beauty Recipes for Skin

Many of the same wholesome foods that you eat to help your skin glow from the inside-out can also be used externally, as cleansers, moisturizers, and skin masks. These vitamins, minerals, and oils that nourish your body also nourish your skin. Below...  Read more

6 Things to Look for When Buying Exercise Apparel

A cool wind whipped around me as I crested the final hill along my running route. "Ah, relief!" I thought, pulling my dripping T-shirt away from my skin. This will cool me off. But instead of making me feel refreshed, the wind chilled me to...  Read more

An Introduction to Tai Chi

High-flying fighters. Hand-to-hand combat. Is this what you picture when you think about Tai Chi? Perhaps it is time to re-examine your notions about this ancient Chinese discipline, which is most commonly used as a system of medit...  Read more

The Secrets of Eating Right and Living Longer

Yes, it's possible to eat certain foods and boost your longevity. Often labeled "super foods," these foods have the ability to not only strengthen the immune system, but to also fight disease, and lower body fat and cholesterol. ...  Read more

Took a rest day yesterday. On my way to run a mile
Updated 10/1/2014 10:04:24 AM

Took a rest day yesterday. On my way to run a mile right now....  Read more

Chocolate milk after a run?
Updated 9/30/2014 8:56:08 PM

As some of you know, I've been training on the C25k program for a few weeks and I have seen over and over again about how chocolate milk is a wonderful post-run snack. This would be an amazing treat to have, but I'm diabetic. Would this tamper w...  Read more

I'm so frustrated. I'm 195 lbs and I run. I averag
Updated 9/30/2014 11:41:22 AM

I'm so frustrated. I'm 195 lbs and I run. I average about 4.5 mph but I've read that's not considered a high intensity workout so I have to track it as a walk even though I'm running. I knowI'mburningmorecaloriesthanthewalkingam
ount.just complain...  Read more

Help!! I was doing so well! Running every other d
Updated 9/29/2014 6:17:53 AM

Help!! I was doing so well! Running every other day strength training in between. But now I have a hurt knee and walking is a chore(mri this week). How do I stay on track for wieght loss when I can't do anything involving my knee? Work out ideas?...  Read more

Spark people calorie expenditure for runs and walk
Updated 9/28/2014 9:45:00 PM

Spark people calorie expenditure for runs and walks seems way too high. It is 2-3x the number given from a Garmin unit. I believe the Garmin more than the spark tracker. 286 caloric burn from a 1.5 mile walk with the dog? Not hardly. Comments?...  Read more

Eat foods with no flour or sugar

Eat foods that do not have any form of flour or any form of processed sugar....  Read more

DRINK WAT AND EAT!!! NATURAL!

Dink at least a cup of water before your meals, or maybe only before your snacks or main meals!! It helps you feel fuller and digest the food you do consume!! Water is natural and natural based anything can not hurt you! Don't be afraid to eat veggie...  Read more

Road Runners

This is for anyone currently running road races or wanting to as one of your goals....  Read more

New Wendy's 'Natural-Cut' Fries: Are They Any Healthier?

In a recent 2010 Zagat Fast-Food Survey, Wendy's French fries came in at number four behind industry leader McDonald's, up-and-comer Five Guys and In-N-Out Burger. Perhaps that is why after 41-years, Wendy's has redesigned their fries. In an atte...  Read more

Edible Food-Like Substances: Friend, Foe, or Necessary Evil?

I love the term “edible food-like substances,” which comes from Michael Pollan’s latest book, In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto. He uses the term to refer to everything from frozen, microwavable meals to protein bars, frozen veggie burgers, an...  Read more