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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

Swim Your Way to Stronger Bones

To strengthen bones, we've always heard that weight-bearing and high-impact exercises (like running and lifting weights) are best. This leaves many people assuming that their low-impact workouts aren't doing much to improve bone strength. Swi...  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

Question for women with big feet!!
Updated 4/10/2014 8:20:26 AM

Hi ladies, I wear a women's 12 wide shoe (this is US sizing) and I'm researching new athletic shoes this week as my last pair are two years old, have about 500 miles on them and are ready to fall apart. They were Asics and okay in terms of fit/comfor...  Read more

TRACKERS GEARED FOR WOMEN ONLY?
Updated 4/3/2014 9:27:27 AM

I have been a member of Spark People for some time now and while I have had some success with my weight loss it seems to me that the more I read the messages and motivational blogs and even the emails that come to me they are all about women!! I have...  Read more

To Women with Daughters:
Updated 4/1/2014 1:54:02 PM

If you are severely overweight this may not apply to you. If you are mildly overweight how do you explain to your daughters that you are losing weight (or do you) in a way that does not get them obsessed about their how weight? 40...  Read more

Getting back to running after an injury
Updated 3/27/2014 5:39:12 PM

I saw this link and though it might be helpful lifehacker.com/how-to-return-to-running-af
ter-an-injury-1553063140 The main principles stood out to me: A short test run to see if any pain presented 3-4 days of low mileage to establis...  Read more

Running out of ideas for meals....
Updated 3/27/2014 10:57:12 PM

I'm just curious what are your staples that you buy when you grocery shop. I feel like I'm running out of ideas of what to have for lunch breakfast, snacks, and dinners. I'm feeling like I'm in a rut when it comes to meals. I have four kids, a couple...  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/
CK_XARC81wE6Ap...  Read more

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