Your Fridge Is Stocked With Hummus, But Is It Really a Healthy Snack Option?

When it comes to snacking, you want foods in your pantry that not only taste good, but that also keep you full. Hummus is often touted as a nutritious, protein-packed snack that’s especially good for athletes. But does it live up to the hype? To find out, we spoke to Maya Feller, M.S., R.D., C.D.N. and Kelli McGrane, R.D., about just how good hummus is for you and what you need to consider when relying on it as a go-to snack. Hummus is one of the healthier snack options out there, especially f

These 5 Bosu Exercises Will Challenge Every Major Muscle Group in Your Body

Powering through long runs and tough climbs takes more than just leg strength. It’s also crucial to have a stable core and shoulders that won’t fatigue. Using just a Bosu (originally an acronym for Both Sides Up), you’ll be able to build all of the above, and find yourself able to sprint faster and charge up hills with less effort. These five Bosu exercises challenge your entire body and build strength in your glutes and hamstrings—important for runners because a big majority of strength comes

Your Fridge Is Stocked With Hummus, But Is It Really a Healthy Snack Option?

When it comes to snacking, you want foods in your pantry that not only taste good, but that also keep you full. Hummus is often touted as a nutritious, protein-packed snack that’s especially good for athletes. But does it live up to the hype? To find out, we spoke to Maya Feller, M.S., R.D., C.D.N. and Kelli McGrane, R.D., about just how good hummus is for you and what you need to consider when relying on it as a go-to snack. Hummus is one of the healthier snack options out there, especially f

What Runners Are Thankful for Right Now

It’s easy to get lost in the worry of what you can’t do right now, or get upset thinking about how much you miss running with your favorite training partner as you’re practicing safe social distancing. Instead, taking a moment to remember what is making you happy in the moment can have a positive impact on your outlook. We asked runners via Instagram to share what they’re grateful for during this time. Maybe you share some of the same gratitude, or maybe this list will help you reset and get in

Yep, Exercise Can Increase Brain Function—and May Help Reduce a Marker of Alzheimer’s

• Recent research published in Brain Plasticity found that aerobic exercise may help lower your risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease. • After going through 26 weeks of training, people who improved their aerobic fitness most also improved executive function and brain glucose metabolism. • People saw increased brain glucose metabolism in the posterior cingulate cortex, a region of the brain impacted early in the onset of Alzheimer’s disease. While there is no current cure for Alzheimer’s dise

How Death Cab for Cutie Members Are Using Running to Stay Sane

In an attempt to help everyone connect virtually and get through this time of physical distancing to help stop the spread of COVID-19, Death Cab for Cutie members Ben Gibbard and Dave Depper—who are also runners!—are finding unique ways to give back. Frontman and ultrarunner Gibbard is live-streaming an hour-long concert every night at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT. During these YouTube live-streams, he plays music requested by fans, answers questions, and drops some wisdom—plus, he shares some personal

Britney Spears Might Be the New WR Holder in the 100-Meter Dash—And We’re Cool With That

• On Wednesday March 25, Britney Spears posted a now-deleted screenshot of what may or may not be her 100-meter dash time on Instagram. • While it’s a bit unclear what she actually meant by the post, there’s no denying that adding sprint efforts into your workout routines is beneficial, and we’re happy she’s showing it off. • On Thursday March 26, Spears posted a new video and used the caption to acknowledge that she “obviously was joking” about running a 100-meter dash in world-record time. O

Yep, Exercise Can Increase Brain Function—And May Help Reduce a Marker of Alzheimer’s

• Recent research published in Brain Plasticity found that aerobic exercise may help lower your risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease. • After going through 26 weeks of training, people who improved their aerobic fitness most also improved executive function and brain glucose metabolism. • People saw increased brain glucose metabolism in the posterior cingulate cortex, a region of the brain impacted early in the onset of Alzheimer’s disease. While there is no current cure for Alzheimer’s dise

Athletes With This Breathing Condition Are Often Misdiagnosed—Here’s What You Need to Know

• A recent study published in the Journal of Voice found that many athletes are misdiagnosed with asthma, when it’s really exercised-induced laryngeal obstruction (EILO). • EILO occurs when a person has trouble breathing in, while people with asthma have more trouble breathing out during intense bouts of exercise. • Learning breathing techniques and eating a Mediterranean diet may help manage the condition. Recently, WorldTour pro Simon Clarke revealed he was diagnosed with induced laryngeal o

How Runners Are Staying Motivated and Active During Social Distancing

As the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues to spread, running races—and many other large events—have been canceled. Along with this has come closures of schools and businesses, including gyms, leaving many people trying to balance a new routine while still getting in a workout—important for both mental and physical health. So we asked runners how they are breaking a sweat in their new routines. Everyone from pro runners to local run groups are finding ways to work out together, from afar.

These 5 Bosu Exercises Will Challenge Every Major Muscle Group in Your Body

Powering through long rides and tough climbs takes more than just leg strength. It’s also crucial to have a stable core and shoulders that won’t fatigue. Using just a Bosu (originally an acronym for BOth Sides Up), you’ll be able to build all of the above, and find yourself able to sprint faster and charge up hills with less effort. These five Bosu exercises challenge your entire body and build strength in your glutes and hamstrings—important for cyclists because a big majority of strength come

Free Workout Streaming Services You Can Use at Home to Stay Sane

The coronavirus pandemic has many gyms closing—either out of precaution or due to local health orders—and has us cyclists practicing social distancing to help mitigate the virus spread. But that doesn’t mean working out safely has to stop. Solo outdoor riding (while keeping an appropriate distance from others and practicing good etiquette) or at home on a trainer (if you have one) is a great way to maintain your miles. It’s even possible to get in an effective HIIT workout for stress relief, ev

Sweating Helps With Stress: Here Are a Bunch of Free Workouts You Can Do at Home

The coronavirus pandemic has many gyms closing—either out of precaution or due to local health orders—and has us runners practicing social distancing to help mitigate the virus spread. But that doesn’t mean working out safely has to stop. Solo outdoor running (while keeping an appropriate distance from others and practicing good etiquette) or at home on a treadmill (if you have one) is a great way to maintain your miles. It’s even possible to get in an effective HIIT workout for stress relief,

How Many of These Race-Morning Rituals Do You Have in Common?

From training to eating to racing, everyone has a slightly different path to success. And even if you’re not superstitious, everyone has a lucky ritual or something they have to do on race day. Even though many races are being postponed right now, eventually you’ll be able to race again! So, we asked what gets you in the right headspace to have your best race ever. [Build your personalized and adaptive training plan for FREE with Runcoach.]

This Move Combines Jumping Jacks and Planks to Create the Ultimate Core Workout

To power your miles on the road, you need a strong core and solid cardio fitness. Anytime you can add exercises that build both—like plank jacks—to your routine it will help you make the most of even a quick workout. Plank jacks combine a standard plank with a jumping jack to give you all the benefits of a solid full-body exercise, explains Amber Rees, Barry’s Bootcamp instructor and cofounder of Brave Body Project. “They test your strength and stability and give you that extra cardio boost we

How to Ride Safely Amid Coronavirus Concerns

While the coronavirus pandemic continues to spread, causing bike races—and many other large events—to be postponed and canceled, you might be wondering what you should do for your own personal health and how this could affect your training. We tapped David Nieman, Dr.PH., health professor at Appalachian State University and director of the Human Performance Lab at the North Carolina Research Campus, and Brian Labus, Ph.D., MPH, assistant professor in the School of Public Health at the Universit

How to Run Safely Amid Coronavirus Concerns

While the coronavirus pandemic continues to spread, causing running races—and many other large events—to be postponed and canceled, you might be wondering what you should do for your own personal health and how this could affect your training. We tapped David Nieman, Dr.PH., health professor at Appalachian State University and director of the Human Performance Lab at the North Carolina Research Campus, and Brian Labus, Ph.D., MPH, assistant professor in the School of Public Health at the Univer

Hansons-Brooks Ignores Official 15K Results When Paying Out the Team’s Runners

• On Sunday, Ridouane Harroufi, who served a doping ban from 2013 to ’15 after testing positive for EPO, won the USATF 15K National Championship, hosted by the Gate River Run in Jacksonville, Florida. • In the race, Hansons-Brooks Distance Project runners Zach Panning and Ben Kendell finished fourth and sixth, respectively. • In a tweet, the team stated they would not accept the result of the winner, and instead would pay their runners for a finish one place higher. On Saturday, Ridouane Harro

Clif Bar Features Six Trailblazing Female Athletes on Limited Edition Packaging

• Clif Bar is replacing the climber on six popular flavors with six female athletes—Katerina Nash, Venus Williams, Megan Rapinoe, Ashima Shiraishi, Jordyn Barratt, and Lakey Peterson. • The packaging change celebrates the accomplishments of these world champions, Olympians, and Olympic hopefuls, who represent six different sports. • The limited-edition wrappers can be found starting March 10, and will be available through the year while supplies last. For the first time ever, the packaging on
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