10 Secrets to Lose 25 Pounds Now

Follow these 10 steps and weight loss won’t seem impossible. Want to lose 25 pounds now? Sure, it’s a tall order. But if you follow these 10 steps, it doesn’t have to feel like a mission impossible. You can shed weight quickly, depending on how much you have to lose and how focused you remain. Oftentimes, simple, easy changes can help you see results right away. That said, patience is an important part of the successful weight-loss formula. The pounds didn’t get packed on overnight; it’s going to take some time to establish healthy eating and exercise habits, and shed Continue reading

Running Rules of the Road

Leave word. Tell somebody or leave a note at home about where you plan to go and how long you plan to be out. That way your loved ones will know to come look for you if needed. Identify yourself. Run with proper ID, and carry a cell phone with emergency contacts taped to its back. Pretend you’re invisible. Don’t assume a driver sees you. In fact, imagine that a driver can’t see you, and behave accordingly. Face traffic. It’s easier to see, and react to, oncoming cars. And cars will see you more clearly too. Make room. If traffic Continue reading

What Should I Wear?

The right gear will keep you cool, comfortable, and on track. When it comes to workout gear, the rule you want to follow is “quality over quantity.” You don’t have to break the bank on a closet full of new stuff, but you won’t regret investing in a few well-made basics. They’ll ensure that you’re more comfortable, no matter how far or fast you go. Here are the bare essentials that you need to get going. Technical shirts and shorts: Avoid cotton apparel. Instead choose socks, shirts, pants, and shorts made of “technical” materials, which pull sweat and moisture away Continue reading

How to Buy Running Shoes

If you’re just starting to walk or run, a good pair of shoes is important. Here’s a primer. When you first start working out, it’s tempting to dust off the vaguely-athletic-looking shoes in your closet, but it’s not a good idea. Worn-out or ill-fitting shoes are a leading cause of injury. And wear and tear are not always apparent to the naked eye. If you want to stay healthy, fit, and injury-free, invest in a good pair of running shoes. Follow these tips to make sure you get the pair that you need. Don’t skimp. It may feel like a Continue reading

Why Walking is Important for Exercise

Walking is the ideal form of exercise for those just starting out. Many aspiring runners dismiss “walk” as a four-letter word, as if it’s cheating, quitting, or not really exercising. But walking is actually the ideal form of exercise for most people who are starting out. It’s free, and you can do it anytime in any place; no special skill, pricey membership, or equipment (except good shoes!) is required. It is the best way to build strong bones, muscles, and tendons without getting hurt. And it’s the easiest way to develop the fitness you need to run down the road. Continue reading