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Women Running Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Women Running.

A Woman's Guide to Breast Cancer Prevention

Almost one out of nine women is expected to develop breast cancer, the second leading cause of cancer-related death in women. So far, researchers haven't found any fool-proof way to prevent breast cancer except voluntary mastectomy (surgical...  Read more

Take a Vacation from the Blues

A recent study by researchers at Marshfield Clinic in Wisconsin has confirmed that women who frequently take vacations are less likely to become tense, depressed or tired and are more satisfied with their marriages. Researchers studied 1,500 wom...  Read more

Health and Fitness Benefits of Walking

Starting a regular walking program offers numerous health and fitness benefits! Good for your heart: Walking regularly can help reduce high blood pressure and high cholesterol, both of which contribute to heart disease. According...  Read more

Are You Wearing the Right Sports Bra?

Every active woman, regardless of her breast size, should have a sports bra as a part of her fitness wardrobe. Not only do these specially designed bras offer better support and more comfort than a regular bra, they also help minimize movement during...  Read more

Gender and Weight Loss: How Your Sex Affects Your Success

No, this is not an article on that ever-popular question about whether sex counts as aerobic exercise. (It doesn't. Get over it.) This article is about gender differences in exercise and weight loss. This is your chance to get the facts you...  Read more

Why do all these cats run from me?
Updated 7/23/2014 8:13:54 AM

When all I want to do is stroke them and be friends! I really mean them no harm! Honest! I only have a few feline friends that allow me to stroke them! I wish they could sense how much I love them and stop running!...  Read more

Running and weight loss
Updated 7/20/2014 1:16:07 PM

Hey all, I got back into running because I wanted an inexpensive way to exercise and lose weight. However, I have been reading several articles that talk about running can stall weight loss because your body gets used to the long distances and d...  Read more

walking v running
Updated 7/21/2014 6:27:00 PM

I have just read an article (on-line) that said walking was as good as running. I won't ague with that but myself I burn more calories when running than walking. I would bet that most of us burn about 2/3 more. So how can that be as good. Anyone...  Read more

Pre-Run Foods
Updated 7/19/2014 10:04:40 PM

I am currently training to do a 1/2 marathon in November. I am looking for suggestions on what to eat and how long before my run I should eat. I was eating a bagel thin with peanut butter and I increased to a regular bagel - but now that my runs a...  Read more

Is SPAT up and running?
Updated 7/7/2014 6:25:31 PM

I just logged onto SparkPeople and didn't see a message on the home page saying SPAT was still down. Is it back up and running? If it is, mine still isn't working. Could you please post updates on the main page so I don't have to check the message bo...  Read more

Running Shorts: Women's Medium = Men's Small

If you wear medium sized shorts, check men's clearance racks at running stores. Women's size medium is the same as men's small. Women's medium is a very popular size but men's small is not....  Read more

Pumped Up Ladies

Pumping Iron,is an awesome way to transform the female body, especially women over 45...  Read more

50+ Females!

We're a group of "finely aged" women are are determined to live our lives getting and staying fit, healthy and active! Join us and remember, 50+ Ladies ROCK THEIR WORLD!...  Read more

Defining Success When You Donít Want to be the Best

Iíve blogged in the past about my love for running and why I do it. Iíll never be fast enough to run with the front of the pack- unless Iím still running when Iím 80 (which is when my marathon times will be fast enough to qualify me for Boston.) Al...  Read more

Poll: Do You Believe Fitness Magazines' Claims about Results in Just Weeks?

I am a fitness magazine fanatic. Just ask my postal carrier. Each week I receive at least two publications which are reviewed and studied cover to cover before the end of the day. I love reading everything I can get my hands on from Shape, to Oxygen,...  Read more

Up to 70% Off Men's and Women's Running Shoes

Up to 70% Off Men's and Women's Running Shoes: Lots of brands to choose from at some very nice savings like Reebok $36 (was $80), Reebok $47.25 (was $105), Puma $42.50 (was 85) + more. www.6pm.com/women-sneakers-athletic-shoes/
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RUN: Women's Running Camp Day 2 and an approaching anniversary

Last night was the second day of running camp which always involves a field trip to TC Running, one of the many local running stores in the Twin Cities. As a member of the "Gottabees" (top running group), our workout is running a long, steady di...  Read more