Homemade Cinnamon Rolls and Seafood Fuel Marielle Hall’s Miles

Marielle Hall has been taking it easier than usual recently. A few weeks ago, she and her Bowerman Track Club teammates finished a round of intra-squad meets, and then she took two weeks of much-needed time off to recover. During her downtime, the distance runner, who ran at both the 2019 IAAF World Cross Country and Track and Field Championships and raced in the 2016 Rio Olympics, rested, slept in, and baked. She focused on listening to her body and went on a lot of hikes and walks. But by the

I Had COVID-19. When Is It Safe to Run Again?

This is a rapidly developing situation. For the most up-to-date information, check resources like the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and local health guidelines regularly. This story will be updated as new information becomes available. Even if you socially distanced from others on your runs, washed your hands frequently, and wore a mask in public, there’s still a chance for contracting COVID-19, especially if you are an essential worker or are in contact with many people ever

Here’s How Much Just 14 Days of Inactivity Can Cut Your Fitness Level

• Preliminary research recently presented at the 2019 Annual Meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) in Barcelona, Spain, found that inactivity even for a short period can lead to metabolic problems. • Two weeks of inactivity also decreased fitness levels by 4 percent. • It took 14 days of training to see fitness levels return to what they were at before the sedentary period. Ever skipped a run one day only to find that short-term break stretch into weeks without a

Would You Run a Race in NYC Right Now? These Runners Did

• NYCRUNS hosted a race for 300 runners in Prospect Park in Brooklyn, New York, on August 28—the first race held in the New York City area since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic. • Runners had to undergo temperature and health screenings before running. • Runners lined up in socially distanced corrals for a staggered start. Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, many runners have experienced races being postponed, shifted to a virtual format, or canceled altogether. Months into

Is It Safe to Go Back to the Gym Right Now?

This is a rapidly developing situation. For the most up-to-date information, check resources like the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and local health guidelines regularly. This story will be updated as new information becomes available. • Before heading to your gym to work out, check your local health guidelines to learn about community spread. You can find a directory of state health departments here.) • Many states require masks in public places, so be sure your gym bag inclu

Here’s Why Some Runners Can Handle the Heat Better Than Others

With the heat and humidity of summer come sweaty runs, early morning or late evening miles to avoid overheating, and carrying water. Being hot on a run is expected as temps rise, but this type of weather bothers some runners way more than others. You might even know someone who can take the heat and humidity in stride better than you can. To find out why, we tapped Kimberly Carter, D.O., an avid runner and physician with UCHealth in Firestone, Colorado, Heather Milton, M.S., C.S.C.S., an exerci

Should You Run in a Race During the Coronavirus Outbreak?

COVID-19’s affect on health is a rapidly developing situation. For the most up-to-date information, check in with your local health officials and resources like the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) regularly. This story will be updated as more information becomes available. As the coronavirus outbreak continues to spread throughout the country, with more than 6 million confirmed cases in the United States as of September 1, it means many of your fall races—whether they were a sm

Meet Amazon’s Latest Fitness Tracker—The $99 Halo Band

• Amazon has released a new fitness tracker called the Amazon Halo. • The Halo costs $99.99, but for a limited time, users can request early access for $64.99. A true release date has not been announced by Amazon. • The Halo, which doesn’t have a screen, monitors things such as heart rate, motion, and sleep. • Amazon Halo Labs is a subscription that will feature challenges to help users discover healthy habits, such as meditation, that work best for them. In a time where we’re all increasingly

Why Exercising During Coronavirus Outbreak Is Important for Your Mental Health

• A recent preprint study, published on Cambridge Open Engage, found that people who reported lower exercise levels during coronavirus than their previous exercise habits also reported a decline in their mental health. • Participants in self-isolation reported screen and sitting time that increased by 20 to 30 percent on average. • Those who consistently reported less than eight hours a day of screen time had fewer depressive symptoms than people whose screen time was greater than eight hours.

As Texas, Florida, and Other States See Coronavirus Spikes, Here's How to Run Safely

This is a rapidly developing situation. For the most up-to-date information, check resources like the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) regularly. This story will be updated as new information becomes available. As states continue to reopen and schools welcome back students, coronavirus continues to spread. The United States has reported over 5.5 million cases and six states have reported over 10,000 new cases as of August 19. With many states consistently reporting thousands of

Be Careful How You Interpret That Recent Viral Mask Study

• A recent study done by researchers at Duke University found that of commonly used masks, three-layer surgical masks, or similar homemade cotton masks were effective at reducing the transmission of droplets during regular speech. • The study was meant as a demonstration of the technique for testing mask effectiveness, not as a systematic study of all mask types, study author Martin Fischer, Ph.D., associate research professor in the Department of Chemistry at Duke explained during a media even

Should I Wear a Mask While Riding?

This is a rapidly developing situation. For the most up-to-date information, check resources like the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and World Health Organization (WHO) regularly. This story will be updated as new information becomes available. • CDC guidelines have recently been updated to recommend wearing cloth face coverings “in public settings and when around people who don’t live in your household, especially when other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain

Yes, You Can Get Stronger Without a Gym—Try This Total-Body Circuit Workout

You know building a total-body strength will help you ride longer and stronger and crush more climbs. But getting in a full-body workout in a small space or with limited equipment can be challenging. So, Noam Tamir, C.S.C.S., CEO and founder of TS Fitness in New York City put together this two-circuit, total-body workout that can be done anywhere. All you need is one long resistance band, also known as a monster band. [ Download the All Out Studio App for more amazing at-home workouts!] How t

Should I Choose Virtual or In-Person Physical Therapy During a Pandemic?

As runners, aches and pains that come with training are par for the course, so calling up a physical therapist to schedule routine, in-person treatment can become standard for some. But thanks to the coronavirus outbreak, that might look a little different now. Turns out, the same video calls we use to connect with friends and family can also be used with your physical therapist. Virtual physical therapy appointments can serve to help assess your non-emergency injuries if your PT office is clos

Garmin Outage Leaves Users Unable to Sync Runs Via Garmin Connect

• On Thursday, July 23, Garmin posted on its website and social accounts that they are experiencing an outage that “affects Garmin.com and Garmin Connect.” • According to the announcement, the outage also is affecting Garmin’s call centers, and they are are currently unable to receive any calls, emails, or online chats. • There is no indication that this outage has affected user data, including activity, payment, or other personal information according to an FAQ section added to the Garmin webs

High Air Pollution Where You Live? Outside Exercise Is Still Beneficial

• A new study published in Circulation found that regular exercise, even in areas with high air pollution, can help prevent high blood pressure. • The study found that each increase in the level of air pollution was associated with a 38 percent higher risk of hypertension, while an increase in exercise led to a 6 percent lower risk of high blood pressure. • Air pollution can have many harmful effects on health, including high blood pressure. Running has many health benefits, including helping

Can Elderberries Really Help Ward Off Colds and the Flu?

Getting sick can sideline your training, which is why we’re often looking for ways to boost our immune systems, especially during cold and flu season, and even more so now in the midst of the coronavirus outbreak. (For COVID-19, it’s important to remember that currently there is no cure, but keeping a safe distance from others, wearing a mask in public, and hand washing are currently the most effective ways to help slow the spread.) But one “miracle” worker for boosting your immunity you may ha

The Lunge Is One of the Best Exercises for Runners. Here’s How to Do It Properly

Running is a unilateral movement, meaning you use just one limb at a time to continuously propel yourself forward. That’s why it’s so important for us to incorporate unilateral exercises into our regular strength-training workouts. Doing so builds strength, balance, stability, coordination, and lowers the risk for injury. Lunges are one of the best unilateral exercises anyone can do, says Takia McClendon NASM-certified personal trainer and co-founder of City Fit Girls. Not only do they build st

How to Return to Your Normal Gym Workouts Without Getting Injured

This is a rapidly developing situation. For the most up-to-date information, check in with your local health officials and resources like the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) regularly. This story will be updated as new information becomes available. With gyms closed during the coronavirus outbreak, we’ve all shifted to living room workouts, sweat sessions at the local park, or an extended rest period for the last few months. But as states begin to slowly reopen, that means your

A 20-Minute Chest Workout to Boost Stability and Control on the Bike

It’s important for cyclists to follow a well-rounded strength routine. Having strong glutes and legs is key to powering your pedal strokes, but if you don’t have a solid core to stabilize them and a strong upper body—this includes your chest—to support you on the bike, you’re missing out on your max potential for riding, explains Lindsey Clayton, senior instructor at Barry’s Bootcamp and cofounder of the Brave Body Project.
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