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6 Ways to Run Faster, Longer & Stronger

  Runners are in constant pursuit of a big PR. While outside factors like weather and terrain can play a role in the numbers on the clock at the finish line, the lion’s share of improvements are the result of good old-fashioned hard work. Tweak a few aspects of training and you’ll see those times…

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We Tried It: Pebble Watch

    If your idea of a smartwatch includes wear-it-to-the-office looks, MapMyFitness functionality, and jump-in-the-pool-afterwards durability, the Pebble is the one for you. The Pebble integrates fully into your life, providing event reminders, text previews, news alerts, scores from the big game, and (of course) the time on your wrist. If you prefer to tuck…

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Natasha Hastings’ Road to Beijing [Infographic]

  Natasha Hastings is no stranger to winning. The elite runner has won at practically every level in her career, and she will have a chance to add to that resume at the 2015 IAAF World Championships held in Beijing from August 22–30. To celebrate, we’ve highlighted some of her greatest accomplishments on her #RoadToBeijing…

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Will Tracking Really Make Us Healthier Than Ever Before?

    What do you really think about using a digital device to track workouts? We decided to find out. We asked Under Armour Connected Fitness users their opinion, and the results are in. Most people said that tracking their workouts has made them healthier than ever before. Why? A lot of people pointed to the…

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20 Healthy Snacks to Pack for Work

Bananas, single-serve yogurt cups, and those handy 100-calorie packs are always great for on-the-go snacking. But what happens when you’re craving something different, or simply feeling a little bored of the usual options? We asked MyFitnessPal users on Facebook and Twitter, “What are your favorite healthy snacks to bring to work?” With more than 500…

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Do Trainers Track Steps? 7 Things Fitness Pros Monitor

    As you run on the treadmill, you notice the personal trainer next to you carefully noting the information on his watch. It makes you wonder…you use your digital tracker to check your heart rate and calories, but are you missing something important? What do the fitness pros monitor to help them look so…

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20 Rules You Use to Make Healthy Eating & Fitness Easy

    Some of our most successful MyFitnessPal users rely on little health “rules” to help them reach their goals faster. Why? Simple rules around eating and exercise can make it easier to stick to healthy choices. To come up with a list of the very best ones, we recently asked on Facebook, “Do you…

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3 Signs Your Interval Workout Isn’t Working

    You’re busy and love your interval-training sessions. After all, you burn calories and improve your cardiovascular fitness in a short amount of time. And you’re not alone. High-intensity-interval-training (HIIT) was chosen as the top, fitness trend of 2014 according to a survey by the American College of Sports Medicine®. But you may be…

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Three Lunge Variations You Must Try

Looking to firm up your booty? If so, lunges should be your go-to move. They’re not only great for hitting the glute muscles, but will also target your hamstrings, quads, calves, and even your core as it contracts to keep you balanced. Lunges make for a terrific lower body strengthening move that burn calories quickly…

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30 Day High Intensity Interval Training Challenge

If you are new to the fitness world, or have taken a prolonged break, things have changed a bit. High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) and As Many Rounds As Possible (AMRAP) made popular by CrossFit have become the “it” workouts. These types of workouts are a combination of both strength and cardiovascular training. Each workout…