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Women Running Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Women Running.

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Is Fitness Harder for Females?

Here at SparkPeople, we're committed to helping everyone embrace healthy, active lifestyles, regardless of fitness level, capability or gender. That said, there are times when certain groups of people face unique challenges. In that spirit, we...  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

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

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

Ok running friends favorite running shoe.....go!!!
Updated 8/19/2016 7:30:26 AM

Ok running friends favorite running shoe.....go!!!...  Read more

90 lbs lost! 50 more to go! Was so excited, I ran
Updated 8/21/2016 2:53:42 PM

90 lbs lost! 50 more to go! Was so excited, I ran 3 miles! #exercise #achievement...  Read more

Weight Vest/Flack Run
Updated 8/18/2016 7:28:42 PM

How would I calculate calories burned during a run with additional weight added via a vest/flack jacket? Adding about an extra 20lbs (23 with camelback)....  Read more

Running a Report
Updated 8/18/2016 2:10:38 PM

Does anyone know how to run a report that I can put my Nutrition and Exercise on the same report? I am heading to my doctor, and she wanted to see a breakdown of my Nutrition and Exercise together. Thank you!...  Read more

Are there any tips from pregnant women on this pos
Updated 8/18/2016 10:09:12 AM

Are there any tips from pregnant women on this post? They want me to only eat 1200 calories (I chose maintain weight as I don't want to gain too fast), but I feel that isn't good for the baby, I make sure my snacks are healthy! I am 19 weeks along....  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

Too Much Exercise Delays Pregnancy

Too Much Exercise Delays Pregnancy Exercise is a plus for women trying to become pregnant, but overdoing workouts might make it harder to conceive — unless you're overweight, researchers report.Usually a risk factor for most health problems, being ov...  Read more

TriSport:Triathletes, Swimmers, Cyclists & Runners

Anything triathlon! Everything Swimming, Biking, Running and Cross-training. Members from beginners to Iron Man competitors are welcome....  Read more

Defining Success When You Don’t Want to be the Best

I’ve blogged in the past about my love for running and why I do it. I’ll never be fast enough to run with the front of the pack- unless I’m still running when I’m 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