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Post date: May 3, 2011

The best way to eliminate and prevent muscle knots is the foam roller. The foam roller...

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Post date: May 2, 2011
This week's theme is "Exercise Equipment That You Should Use." We all tend to get into a routine with our workout. Many people find that doing the same workouts over and over becomes pretty monotonous, and as a result, may begin to lose their desire to workout on a regular basis. Research shows that adding variety to your routine can help to improve adherence. A study at the University of Florida observed that people who modified their workout every two weeks over...
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Post date: Apr 29, 2011
Just as important as preparing before the big race, it is equally important to give your body the attention it needs after the race. Follow these tips to prevent injury and ensure your body properly heals.
 
Rehydrate
Most races have hydrations stations set up along the route with water and Gatorade (check out the Illinois Marathon course map to see where the hydration stations are). Take...
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Post date: Apr 28, 2011
Pre-race nerves can often get the best of runners, especially those who are running their first race. Take these steps to prepare yourself for the big day and eliminate the stress so you can enjoy yourself and all you have worked for!
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Post date: Apr 27, 2011

For some, running is a solitary endeavour. They like to have the time to...

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Post date: Apr 26, 2011
There are thousands of different running shoes out there and picking the right shoe can be extremely difficult. Many people often choose a shoe based on how it looks or if it is on sale, but it is critical for runners to find a shoe that fits properly to prevent injury. A little investment in time and effort for finding the best running show will help keep you comfortable and injury-free.
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Post date: Apr 25, 2011
With the annual Christie Clinic Illinois Marathon this coming Saturday, April 30, it seemed appropriate to make this week's theme ...
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Post date: Apr 21, 2011
There is still a great deal of debate as to whether organic foods are better than conventional. Research has yet to prove that these foods are actually more healthy for us to consume. Foods labeled "100% organic" are free of hormones, pesticides and other chemical agents. However, the catch is that they are more susceptible to naturally occurring toxins. Not to mention, organic foods are often more expensive and can be harder to find.
 
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Post date: Apr 20, 2011
Eating breakfast jump-starts your body and mind for the day ahead. When you start off your day, your body needs fuel; if you don't eat shortly after you wake up, you start to feel fatigued and have difficultly concentrating and problem-solving.
 

Additionally, studies show that without eating breakfast, people are much more susceptible to cravings and are less likely to make healthy choices in the morning and throughout the day. Those who skip a...
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