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Vanessa is a trail ultra runner, writer, and nutritionist. She lives in a small Rialta RV with her boyfriend, dog, and cat, traveling the country to explore trails and write about her adventures. You can follow her at vanessaruns.com.

Expert Articles by Vanessa Rodriguez

Running

Advice for running ultramarathons
There is something life changing about finishing a goal that you didn’t think you could accomplish. Whether or not that is running an ultramarathon, challenge yourself to take on that one thing you ...

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Fitness and Exercise

Women: Work out with the confidence and feel awesome afterwards
Hopefully this advice has changed your mentality about exercise and you feel motivated and ready to try new and tough workouts.Working out is not easy for some women. It takes so much effort to make t...
Use hypnosis to enjoy exercise and create a fit and healthy body
Acquiring a fit and healthy body can actually be fun and easy when you revisit the part of the mind that controls our habits, beliefs and perceptions. That part of the mind is called the subconscious ...
Perform a great massage on your loved one at home the right way
There you go, the first steps to giving a great massage. Remember, be confident, communicate your needs, get a table and some massage cream, and have fun....
Achieve your fitness goals while staying injury-free at the gym
The most important thing to remember when exercising is listening to your body. You’ll be able to tell the difference between the pain you feel when you are working hard and pain that could signify ...
Even with a busy schedule, you can still workout and get in shape
Make fitness a priority in your life to ensure good health and a better quality of life. Many of us lead busy lives that make it a challenge to fit exercise in on a daily basis. However, there are man...
Live healthier by doing yoga with this expert advice for beginners
Yoga is a wonderful way to develop strength, flexibility, and increased balance. It can be a meditative beginner practice or a challenging, sweaty, advanced class. Start with a basic beginner program ...
Cross training is important for overall fitness and to prevent injury
Our bodies adapt to the activities we do on a frequent basis. This can lead to plateaus, muscle imbalances and overuse injuries. Cross training can help increase your fitness level and help prevent in...
Stretching and warming up is essential to a quality workout
Keeping muscles loose and free of injury is part of any important workout regime, so stretching is crucial. You must remember to stretch muscles when they are warm and pliable, like after a workout, t...
Achieve your fitness goals to help you look and feel great
By following these simple tips you will be able to achieve a fitness goal that you can stick with and the results that will make you feel and look your best. But if you need a little motivation to get...
Increase muscle strength and flexibility to help you avoid injury
Preventing sports injuries is a challenge, but it’s not impossible. Safeguards like warming up, eating right, and stretching after physical activity are great ways to protect your body from harm, on...
Integrating technology into your fitness plan to optimize workouts
The best fitness technology does not get in the way of your workouts - it gets behind you and your goals. When you know what you want to accomplish, pick the right technology. Track your accomplishmen...
Stay in shape with a workout designed for your blood type
The biggest thing is to keep exercise fun, social and interesting. Do activities that will respond best to your body and decrease stress as much as possible. This lifestyle approach will be the differ...
Cardio exercise is one of the most important parts of your workout
Before starting any cardiovascular training, it is important to consult a doctor to make sure you are clear to start working out. Remember that exercising to see real results comes down to exertion. Y...
Don't let business travel ruin your exercise routine or your health
Sticking to a workout program is tough as it is without the interruption of work travel. Finding ways to view working out as a reward as opposed to a punishment is often all you need to stay on track....
Find motivation to workout when other obligations weigh you down
One very important thing to remember is that there’s a difference between motivation and commitment. It’s easy to workout when feeling energetic but when it’s cold or you’ve had a long day at ...
No more excuses. Get back on a healthy track with physical activity
Rewards resonate differently depending on the person. Some like the spirit of competition or winning “stuff.” Others like public support and recognition while private, individual feedback works fo...
Workplace workouts can increase health, wellness and productivity
With a bit of creativity and very little time, you can improve your fitness and overall health during the workday. Embrace the mantra that it only takes a minute to get fit. Infusing more exercise int...
Dieting and working out at the same time? This advice is for you
Now it’s time to take these top 10 do’s/dont’s and develop your strategy for success! When you find yourself falling off your plan or frustrated with your results, remind yourself of these 10 ke...
How to stay motivated to exercise and become a healthier you
If this list has made anything clear, it should be to take things at your own pace. Make fitness habits that work for you. Don’t rush into anything; the path to physical fitness is all about gradual...
Find time to exercise and stay healthy even with a busy work schedule
With busy schedules and demanding careers, everyone has to do the best they can with what they have. Hopefully these pointers will help squeeze just a little bit more healthful productivity out of eac...
Increase your strength and balance through exercise
Always seek advice from someone who can guide you on your way to adding strength and balance to your exercise goals. The rewards are worth getting into a routine that fits your lifestyle and personal ...

Dieting

Use hypnosis to lose weight and achieve your weight loss goals
There are many implications of good health. Weight control is one health factor visible to others and determines how others see us. Many studies conclude people who are fit, live longer and are genera...
Avoid weight cycling to achieve long term weight loss
When it comes to permanent weight management, stop thinking in terms of “doing” a diet to lose weight. There is life after weight loss, and a better transformation strategy is one in which you reo...
Use self-hypnosis to satisfy cravings, eat less and lose weight
Self-hypnosis is a very effective and natural method for weight loss without having to diet or go to the gym. There are absolutely no side effects and you can lose up to 5 pounds a week by practicing ...
Advice for the busy mom on healthy eating and losing weight
Busy moms don’t have to sacrifice in order to eat healthfully and be at a comfortable weight. By paying attention to appetite signals and to physical signs of tiredness and stress, they can teach th...
Using self-hypnosis to control cravings and loose weight
When you truly understand the dos and don’ts of emotional eating you get to make different choices. You get to enjoy eating and most importantly create an incredible life where food doesn’t contro...
Stop overeating to more effectively lose weight and live healthier
With a few simple behavioral changes in your eating habits you’ll discover you can eat sensibly, enjoy nutritious foods, and stop overeating. My recommendation is this: instead of implementing these...
Lose weight, feel great, and get rid of the peri-menopausal muffin top
We know more about our computers and our cars than we do about the care and feeding of our bodies. Take time to learn: if you give your body what it needs to operate optimally, you may be surprised wh...
Help your partner lose weight without harming your relationship
Just because there are some behaviors you want to avoid like the plague doesn’t mean that you need to sit back helplessly gnawing at your nails and fretting that your partner will never enjoy the he...
Lose weight with a gluten free diet and balanced meals
Starting a gluten free diet can be overwhelming at first. Once you learn how to incorporate healthy meals then it will get easier. Gluten free diets can be a very healthy lifestyle and is not a fad di...
Deal with physical side effects of weight loss and enjoy your new body
The physical side effects of weight loss will vary from person to person, but there are some things you absolutely can anticipate - the need to take care of your skin, easing into new physical activit...
When losing weight make lifestyle changes to avoid yo-yo diet trap
Healthy, sustainable weight loss is best achieved through small changes to your existing lifestyle. Magic potions, pills, and powders are nothing more than marketing hype designed to lighten your wall...
A vegetarian diet can help prevent child obesity
Transitioning your kids to a healthy, whole foods plant-based diet may seem daunting, but it doesn’t have to be. It’s the greatest gift you can give them, as it protects their future health. Takin...
Cope with the mental challenges of weight loss and embrace your new body
By reaching your target weight, you’ve done something to improve your physical health. Your mental health is just as important. Significant weight reduction brings about more changes than a smaller ...
Women: Lose weight the healthy way with this expert advice
Losing weight starts with a decision. This is a rewarding journey that will benefit not only you, but also those who love you. Take some time to review this advice. Choose just one ‘do’ and apply ...
How to lose weight with long-term healthy eating habits
Healthy choices repeated over time will eventually become habit. Making an effort to be aware of the connection between your state of mind, your emotions, and your physical well-being is one of the mo...
Master your mindset for weight loss results that last a lifetime
Mastering your mindset to lose weight is the most incredible way to lose weight if you want freedom and choice. So remember, it’s not about your willpower or your ability to force yourself to do thi...
Holistically lose weight by finding a program that is personalized for you
Dieting is a journey. You will have ups and downs but don’t give up. Exercise and keeping active in any form is important. Find lower calorie foods that you like. You can eat as much of the food you...
How to curb your 9-5 cravings with healthy eating habits
Cravings are clues the body provides so that it can work better for you. It’s in your corner! To stabilize your body’s battery, eat meals with healthy fats at regular times and remember to feed yo...
Men: encourage healthy and efficient weight loss to feel your best
By cutting out bad fats and starches and working out effectively to promote whole body, high intensity calorie burning, you can and will lose weight. If you ever find yourself in need of some extra ad...
Lose weight the healthy way and stop the obsession with being skinny
It is evident that most of the dieting that occurs in our culture is more closely aligned to eating disorders than it is to a healthy form of dieting. This alone should completely change your view abo...
Healthy weight loss will keep the pounds off for the long run
With the right tools, education and support, healthy and sustainable weight loss is achievable and shouldn’t be painful. Set realistic goals, eat clean, natural, whole foods, surround yourself with ...
Skinny habits that easily help you reach your weight loss goals
Fad diets, detoxes or quick fixes won’t give you the long term results you want and need to maintain a healthy body. The 5 Skinny Habits program has helped thousands of people worldwide lose weight ...
Enjoy your life while losing the weight and keeping it off
Life is about more than losing weight. Once you have checked that box and done it be sure to create new goals and create new journeys. Once you are no longer focused on your weight, life is so much mo...

Self-Guided Improvement

Use the law of attraction to help you attract good things in life
Since the release of the bestseller The Secret, there has been a great deal of enthusiasm regarding the law of attraction. At the same time, there has also been a lot of confusion and negative critici...
In life be happy and thankful to help reduce worry and anxiety
It takes practice to live a grateful life, but it’s worth the effort. When you develop a life of gratitude, you will see remarkable results, including a less anxious life. You will learn that gratit...
Convince yourself that change is possible and it is what you want
It’s easy to do the same old same old over and over. It’s familiar, predictable and safe. You can have so much more but you have to take that first BIG step. Be aware that you may have pitfalls, b...
Spiritual healing is a great way to find happiness and prosperity
Your emotional and spiritual wellbeing is just as important as your physical self. While you shouldn’t give up on doctors if you happen to be medically ill, you should also not expect them to instan...
Experience joy in your life by focusing on similarity and happiness
When you focus your time and energy into experiencing joy rather than continuing to celebrate your differences amongst others, real progress within the world can occur. Don’t settle for relative hap...
Increase motivation by setting realistic and achievable goals
Motivation is your desire to do something. Although there are many motivational factors, the best is self-motivation. Begin with a goal, write it down, then begin with a plan to action to achieve your...
Achieve sustainable results by setting goals with a clear focus
Using the strategies of goal setting will cause you to map a new course that is thrilling, full of risks and will teach you how to manage time, anxiety, resources, and rejection. Your character will b...
Forgiveness is the key to transforming life and finding happiness
Forgiving yourself is much harder than forgiving others. As you carry around negative and toxic emotions, you are also putting your life on hold. Nothing positive can come into your life when you are ...
Smiling helps boost your mood, increase happiness and lower stress
As all mothers with babies, BFFs and caregivers know, smiling usually elicits positive feelings and often sparks a positive reaction in others.“Research is ongoing into the science behind the phenom...
Get the happiness you deserve and need with this advice
So, the key to experiencing happiness is finding balance in your life, with all the things you love to do. Be good to yourself, you deserve that much! Get to know yourself really well, so that when so...
Start your New Year's resolutions early to help achieve your goals
Resolutions are suppose to help us achieve something and better ourselves – not to make us feel like a failure. Choose goals that are thought out and researched and constantly check yourself and you...
Find success by living with a purpose: You can achieve your goals
Embrace it all! All of the tribulations on your path to success should be taken in stride. You have to learn to embraced pain and discomfort as part of the journey to success that it is like seeing an...
Change your mindset and change your life
There was a public service TV spot that ran awhile back that concluded, “A mind is a terrible thing to waste.” I’ve seen this repeatedly in my life; people dealing with personal issues, which ar...
Achieve happiness by living more mindfully through meditation
Once you bring meditation into your life, you will see how great you feel and how easily your life flows. You can’t control how others behave and what life throws your way, but you can control how y...
How to be happy and single on Valentine’s Day
This Valentine’s Day, focus on what makes you happy and all the amazing things you have in your life. This subtle tweak in the way you think will certainly make your Valentine’s Day better, but al...
Learn to cope and embrace a chronic illness diagnosis
While chronic illness and long term medical conditions can be painfully challenging in everyday life, finding the gift and the messages in the illness, allows one to reframe the negative aspects and e...
Don't let difficult and oppressive people undermine your happiness
Dealing with difficult people is part of your journey to success. Make a decision to rise above negativity and stay focused on being the best you can be. The most important thing is to stay positive y...
Advice for dealing with a setback and getting back to your goals
Dealing with setbacks is a natural part of the success process and quite frankly, most are not good at dealing with it. You can separate yourself from your competition by developing the psychology of ...
How a life coach can help you achieve your goals
Coaching has become a popular service in recent years. It is important to find the coach who can help you acquire the tools to reach your specific goal. You should get one who specializes in your type...
Hiring a personal coach can help you take control of your life
In a way, hiring the right personal coach is like hiring the right doctor or finding the right health or car insurance. You want the best for yourself, so put in the work to find the best. Be ready to...
Finding happiness and feeling loved: How to become a better you
Feeling loved by others and giving that love back is something we need in order to be happy, reduce and manage stress in our lives, and maintain a high level of overall well-being. It is important for...
Mindfulness: A way to resolve stress, anxiety, and free your joy
Life is meant to be a journey of discovery, sharing and creativity. Experiencing our moments fully enhances the journey. Mindfulness grounds us in the present moment. It helps us release stress, shed ...
Mind your manners: proper etiquette at a formal dinner table
Dining is one of our oldest social traditions. It allows for people to gather, have good conversation and enjoy delicious food. The reason we have rules of dining is not to seem pretentious. The rules...

Nutrition

Eating at the right time during the day affects your overall health
Eating right is about so much more than just what you put in your mouth. Eating the majority of your day’s calories in the first part of the day not only more natural for your system, but it is also...
Maintain a healthy voice for singing, speaking, and vocal health
The best news about following this simple advice for maintaining a healthy voice is the positive benefits it can have on your overall health. Being hydrated, getting enough rest, and keeping a consist...
Healthy choices to reduce toxins and exposure to harmful chemicals
The social tide is changing and many more individuals are conscious about the impact that toxins present in our everyday lives have on our health. To minimize our exposure it may require significant s...
Stay healthy and eat nutritiously in a high pressure desk job
Use these tips to help you get through your busy day with more energy and less stress. Here’s to many vacation days and a big raise!...
Enhance your quality of life with proper exercise and nutrition
Consistent exercise and a balanced nutrition program are necessary for all people, for their entire live to help defy the aging process. Our body is like a battery; the only way to naturally recharge ...
Detoxify and cleanse your body to lose weight and become healthier
A detoxification and cleanse diet might take some getting used to, but sticking with it has many positives. You will find you have more energy, improved sleep, better digestion, clearer, bright skin, ...
A plant based diet is a great way to enhance your overall health
The most perfect diet we have available to us that improves vitality, decreases risk for chronic disease, and enhances energy is a whole food, plant-based diet. When transitioning to eating this way, ...
Plant-based dietician's food guide pyramid
The Plant-Based Dietitian's Food Guide Pyramid is a visual guide on how to healthfully structure a whole food, plant-based diet and ensure optimal nutrition. Choose your meals based on this pyramid, u...
Living healthy means watching your diet and consistent exercise
Healthy living does not need to drastically alter how you live your life. By just implementing healthier food choices, physical activity, daily relaxation exercises, getting the restorative sleep your...
Healthy snacking can help maintain metabolic and overall health
It is a great idea to choose snacks wisely. But many foods that seem to be of a great nutritional value, are not. Bran muffins and cereal bars can be packed with unhealthy fats and added sugar. Fat-fr...
Incorporate dried chickpeas into a balanced diet
Chickpeas are a welcome addition to any kitchen. After properly preparing and cooking chickpeas, these tender, flavorful legumes can be embraced into a variety of dishes to add a nutritional punch whi...
Advice on maintaining a healthy digestive system
While it may seem difficult to maintain, good digestive health can be achieved by following a few simple rules, such as incorporating healthy foods like a nonfat or lowfat yogurt with probiotics into ...
Difficulty swallowing pills or vitamins? Follow this advice
Swallowing your medication doesn’t have to be a daunting task, though for some people it is. Take comfort in knowing that patience and practice can be key to learning how, but there are thankfully o...
Before buying dietary supplements, follow this advice
Dietary supplements have become very popular in recent years as consumers have become more interested in leading healthier lives. Looking for certified supplements takes the guesswork out of choosing ...
Incorporating wheatgrass into your diet has many health benefits
Wheatgrass is a tender green powerhouse full of nutrients that can be easily incorporated into any diet. While disease claims in the media are not strongly supported by scientific studies, consuming w...
Pack healthy snacks for a work conference or long meeting
Long conferences and meetings don’t have to mean dietary sacrifices. Whole food snacks can be easy to make with a little preparation, and the benefits are significant. Not only do natural snacks pro...
Reduce advanced glycation end-products to slow aging and prevent degenerative diseases
Eating and living well can stop the progression, and in many cases, reverse the damage of AGEs. And through simple things like avoiding processed, overcooked, caramelized, high-sugar and high-fat food...
Create a simple menu plan that’s healthy for you and your family
Having a healthy and simple menu plan for you and your family can make mealtime a breeze. It not only keeps your budget in check, it reduces food waste and time spent at the grocery store. And, don’...
Energy drinks are not sodas or sports drinks: Consume carefully
If you choose to consume energy drinks, carefully read labels and thoroughly research the contents. Understand that these products are not like other beverages, but rather are considered dietary suppl...
Multivitamins and nutritional supplements: What you need to know
This is not the first time we have seen a study or opinion attacking nutritional supplements, and there are countless studies and evidence to counter each assertion. The fact is simple: premium supple...
Restore neurotransmitter function with brain healthy foods
Neurotransmitter deficiency is very common - 80% of people in the US suffer from low serotonin. Proper brain nutrition can correct these deficiencies even more effectively than an antidepressant. Ther...
Spring detoxification can help reduce toxins and lose weight
Springtime detoxification for body and mind is a great way to shed off the extra weight gained over the wintertime, recharge one’s energy levels, clear one’s mind, lose weight, gain beautiful glow...
Mothers can eat to cultivate well-being, self-love and gratitude
Jon Kabat-Zinn, Ph.D., (founding Executive Director of the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society at the University of Massachusetts Medical School) says that mindfulness is abou...
How to start a plant based diet for more energy and vitality
Embarking on a plant based nutrition plan will up your energy and your spirits. Remember to keep it simple, try a few new recipes at a time, and to use some of the many resources out there for recipes...
How to transition to a vegan or vegetarian diet with ease
Your dietary life and relationship with food is meant to bring you vibrant health, balance and energy. Choosing a plant-based diet brings lots of fresh foods into your life. It also brings more awaren...
Eating a healthy, well balanced diet starts with smart shopping
Healthy food shopping is closely tied to time management, developing strategies, research, and common sense. It just takes practice! And truly, it’s a lifestyle. Shop for health, not for speed. Even...
Minority communities can combat obesity-related health crisis
As a cardiologist, I have seen firsthand the importance of maintaining one’s health, and it all starts with small steps. While it can seem difficult to maintain a healthy lifestyle with time and bud...
Hire a nutrition counselor to help you obtain your dietary goals
Once you embark on a nutrition counseling program, you will discover how food is related to so many elements of your life and the challenges have just as much to do with lifestyle as they do with food...
Learn to cook deliciously and nutritiously when living on your own
When starting out cooking there are a lot of things to consider. The easiest way to set yourself up for success and get started making delicious meals is to first gather the basic equipment, pantry in...

Exercise and Weight Loss

How to burn calories outside the gym to lose weight faster
You just feel better when you move a little bit. And we’re not talking about working out. Just getting up and getting moving a little helps improve your mood and gets your blood moving around. It he...
Cut short cuts and make exercise a priority to loose weight
Write down your goals and your aspirations and review them on a regular basis. Losing weight is not always easy, but it’s always worth it. When it gets tough, just remind yourself that nothing taste...
Get serious about losing weight, getting healthy and into shape
Losing weight, getting healthy, and feeling better really isn’t as daunting as it seems. Just remember to write down your plan, remind yourself why you’re doing it (for yourself, your family, and ...
How to lose the belly fat for a healthier and sexier you
Quick fixes, fads, and short term changes will not eliminate belly fat in the long term. Only a change in your lifestyle that includes consistent cardio exercise, weight training and a balanced diet o...
Hire a personal trainer to help you get in shape and lose weight
If you have trouble getting results on your own, hiring a personal trainer is a very good idea. Too often people want to try it on their own so that they can save money. Personal training tends to hav...
Change your mindset to help you stay on track with your weight loss goals
There is a quote that I live by; “The truth will always set you free. If the thought, feeling or action doesn’t set you free, it isn’t true.” When it comes to mastering your mindset, the easie...
Find the motivation you need right now to workout and lose weight
Can you imagine how much easier this will make things? Once you stop comparing yourself to others and honor the uniqueness of your body, once you set realistic expectations and trust that change will ...
Tight budgets can still afford to lose weight and get in shape
Staying in shape doesn’t have to be costly. Follow these strategies and you won’t have to overspend to find the workout that will keep you healthy in body and wallet....
Lose weight and enjoy your workout routine with Jazzercise
Most importantly, irrespective of what program you choose, take the first step and get started. Your health and wellbeing is important is the most precious resource you have. In order to put your best...
Exercise as a couple for moral support and lose weight together
Some of the happiest and most excited people are couples who’ve decided to get healthy together. There is synergy in the commitment to do so, and both individuals in a relationship benefit from the ...
A 6 week diet and exercise regimen will give you the best results
While the advice here may seem simple, it does require a change in perception regarding how we eat and how we exercise. Fad diets simply do not work, and eating processed foods will cause much more is...
A lifestyle that includes daily exercise has many healthy benefits
Arguably, the best thing that you can do to improve your overall well being, is to add exercise to your life. Remember that exercise can come in many different forms and does not have to take place wi...

Weight Loss Surgery

Make the most of your weight loss surgery
Successful weight loss surgery requires constant communication with your bariatric surgery team, a strong support system, and participation in support group. By following these do’s and don’ts, yo...
Bariatric surgery can help you lose weight and drastically improve your health
The successful weight loss surgery patient is the well-informed patient. You can do this, if you learn all about your choices, if you choose your surgeon wisely and listen to his or her advice, if you...
Get a psychological evaluation before deciding on bariatric surgery
The psychological evaluation is an important part of a bariatric surgery work-up. An individual's eligibility depends upon a positive recommendation. The overall work-up is extensive and includes medi...

Weight Loss and Supplements

Lose weight with diet pills, exercising, and the right diet
There is nothing wrong with wanting to use diet pills to help you lose weight. You just need to make sure those diet pills are backed up by research done by professionals so that you know the pills ca...
Choose the right diet pill to ensure a healthy weight loss
Diet pills can be beneficial to helping you lose weight faster and more effectively. Be sure that you are taking FDA approved weight loss supplements so that you know that you are getting a reliable a...
Natural supplements and hormonal balance can help you lose weight
You can reach your goal weight. Just follow these tips and stay focused on the long-term results that you want. Keep in mind that this is a process and lifestyle shift, so the changes, while they will...
Vitamin injections during weight loss supports healthy nutrition
Always consult your physician if you have any questions regarding the usage of vitamin injections and if they are safe for you. Most people tolerate vitamin injections well as long as the directions a...
Phentermine is an appetite suppressant to help lose weight
Don’t take any appetite suppressants the first 2 weeks in a diet program. When necessary, follow the advice of a weight loss specialist when taking phentermine and be aware of the side effects, and ...
How to boost your leptin hormone to help you lose weight
The best thing you can do to lose weight is to cut out processed foods, sugars and grains, workout regularly, and get the sleep you need. All of this will help boost leptin levels to help make you fee...

Weight Loss Clinics

Join a weight loss clinic to see the best weight loss results
Partnering with a weight loss clinic can mean the difference between success and failure. Doing your homework to choose the right weight loss clinic and then trusting and following their program can g...
Join a weight loss support group to help you lose weight
I’ve run many support groups for people with eating problems and find them a terrific asset for troubled eaters. They offer camaraderie, a sense of being understood and validated, and useful advice ...

Assistance Dogs

Is getting a service dog the right decision for you and your family?
Bringing a service dog into your life is a big decision. Before committing, be sure a dog will help make your life better. Be certain that you can provide a dog with the love, care and patience he/she...

Backpacking

Backpacking tips for your next adventure
Backpacking is a wonderful sub-culture of traveling you will want to experience at least once in your life. You have the tips, now grab a backpack and spin the globe!...

Cycling

Enjoy an authentic Italian adventure on a cycling tour of Tuscany
Italy is a country that is in love with the bike. On any beautiful day, you will see Italians of all ages, from teenagers to octogenarians, enjoying a ride through the countryside. What better and mor...
Choose the right clothing for cycling and enjoy a comfortable ride
How you dress for cycling is about having the correct type and fit of clothing for your body type and ensuring you have the best equipment to keep you safe. These things will allow you to be safe and ...

Running

Advice for running ultramarathons
There is something life changing about finishing a goal that you didn’t think you could accomplish. Whether or not that is running an ultramarathon, challenge yourself to take on that one thing you ...
Boost core strength with yoga in your running program
If you’re a runner, yoga is definitely in your best interest. Not only is it a great way to stretch out sore muscles, you’ll also build strength and stability essential for the road. Take things s...
Advice on how to prevent running injuries
While running does generate more injuries than other non-contact sports, it isn’t a given that you have to be injured. Most running injuries fall under the category of “too much too soon, on a bod...
Advice on nutrition fueling for the marathon to maximize energy
Your race performance is about thorough preparation. That includes proper nutrition, hydration and mental approach. A good training plan needs to include a good nutrition and fuel plan. Follow simple ...
Running can heal your heart and strengthen your soul
Whenever there is a stressful situation, whether it is a death or tragedy, running can be the aid that is needed to release, relieve and rejuvenate your mind. Running helps you prepare for your next s...
Advice on how to improve your triathlon time in your next race
As you can see, improving your time in triathlon races must come from a multifaceted approach. You must improve the fitness of your body, but you also must learn to execute a race properly. Time, expe...
Proper hydration for runners and endurance athletes
The effects of mild dehydration have been long overstated. Winners of major running races and triathlons are commonly 5 percent dehydrated, with no apparent cost to their performance. Overhydration ma...
What every runner must know about returning to running after injury
After an injury, returning to running will be different for each runner. Key components of a successful return to running include a sensible plan to gently increase distances, rest days to allow for r...
Muscle strengthening and stretching can prevent running injuries
Preventing injuries while running is all about knowing your limits, adequate stretching, and cross training to help strengthen areas of your body that support you while running, like your core muscles...
Advice for first timers on training and preparing for a Marathon
Running a marathon can be fun, rewarding and exhilarating. There’s definitely a lot to keep in mind when tackling the challenge, though, so make sure you research carefully (and consult with your ph...
Take your running to another level and hire a running coach
With so many things to consider, you may not be sure if hiring a coach is right for you. Don’t worry – you still have options. Many coaches offer free trial sessions, so you can decide if this is ...
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