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    Superfoods to boost your health

    By: proctor - June 19, 2012



    To get the most out of your food, you need to know a few basics about nutrition. You may have heard of Superfoods by this point. There are many different kinds, and they deliver a lot of power per bite. Read below to see a new article from The Daily Mail,...

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    How darkness in the evening may be good for you

    By: proctor - June 4, 2012



    This article was published in the Harvard Health Newsletter. Read on to learn more about blue light and it's affects on your health.

    Light at night is bad for your health, and exposure to blue light emitted by electronics and energy-efficient...

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    Marathon Preparation - Staying In Your Zone

    By: ericgfreeman - May 10, 2012



    Marathon Preparation - Staying In Your Zone
    By Eric G Freeman

    Tapering
    About three weeks from the marathon your last long run over 18 miles should be completed. From 2 weeks out decrease to 10-15 miles, and 7-12 miles at one week from the day of the...

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    Pick The Right Proteins

    By: proctor - February 28, 2012



    They may not be on the covers of every single magazine now, but low-carb/high-protein diets are still popular. Athletes need a lot of carbohydrate energy to fuel their workouts and aid in post-exercise recovery so as to avoid a sluggish workout the next...

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    Tips For Choosing The Right Exercise Equipment

    By: proctor - February 24, 2012



    Harvard Medical School recently published a great article in their newsletter called HealthBeat about what to look for when buying exercise equipment, covering everything from simple exercise bands to treadmills. Read it here:

    Tips For Choosing The...

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    Weight Lifting Can Enhance Your Running Program

    By: proctor - February 22, 2012



    Sometimes it just doesn't feel like you can break through a running plateau. You try to go faster, but it just doesn't happen. Maybe your form fails, maybe your lungs start to burn, or maybe you get a side stitch. How do you break through plateaus and...

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    5 Running Workouts To Do With a Partner

    By: proctor - February 13, 2012



    Perhaps you want to spend energy on a good-for-your-health-and-heart Valentine's Day celebration this year. Rather than spend money on traditional chocolates or flowers that have to be thrown out in a few days, consider doing something this Valentine's...

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    Building Confidence Through Martial Arts

    By: proctor - February 9, 2012



    I do not know much about martial arts except that I want to learn more one day. Why wait? I decided to start doing research because I have no idea where to begin. I don't know what class to take, where to take it, what to look for in an instructor (as...

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    Weight Loss is Key in Fighting Type 2 Diabetes

    By: proctor - February 8, 2012



    Diabetes can be genetic. Because it is on both sides of my family, I often do research on it and attempt to learn what I can to try to prevent it. I came across this article by Marion Nestle, professor at New York University, and would like to share it:
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    Running for Beginners - 5 Tips To Get Started

    By: proctor - February 3, 2012



    When it comes to running, are you a complete beginner? Or have you at least run to catch a train or two since your days on the playground? Maybe you run once a month, decide "running isn't for me" then give it up for a long spell again?

    No matter what...

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