Let’s be honest—it takes serious dedication to keep to your running regimen all through winter. But as any seasoned runner knows, it’s much easier to brave the cold when you’re wearing the right running gear.
If you’re serious about running outdoors this winter, here is a list of must-have running items to help you conquer the cold:
Rain, snow, and sleet can quickly turn to ice and pose a serious threat to your safety. If you’re hoofing it on pavement in below-freezing temps, having traction devices for your shoes is critical.
A set of Yaktrax or Kahtoolas will giv..
As a dog lover and a runner, you are naturally excited about the prospect of running with your favorite friend and have some questions on how to run with your dog. There is some training to get started with and plenty of questions like what age to start and how to get them used to the leash. Both you and your dog need regular exercise, so it makes perfect sense to get fit together. Running with your dog can help you lose weight, stay motivated, and improve the overall health of both you and your furry friend.
While most dogs will happily run alongside you, there are a few things you should ..
As a runner, you’ve probably seen trash scattered across sidewalks, trails, and on the side of the road. Most people pass right by it and continue with their run—but what if you stopped to pick it up?
That’s the idea behind plogging, the new fitness craze that’s sweeping the country. It’s a portmanteau of “jogging” and “plocka upp,” a Swedish term meaning pick up.
Plogging benefits not only the environment, but also your mind and body as well. Here is everything you need to know about this eco-friendly workout:
There are plenty of good reasons to start plogging. Whether you’re ploggin..
Gyms and running trails are setting the stage for a new era of fashion — thanks to the popularity of activewear — and the new styles, patterns and colors of athletic leggings that are coming out every month.
Having so many choices when it comes to athletic leggings is a good problem to have, because now you can be both comfortable and stylish during a workout session or anywhere on the go. However, not all athletic leggings are created equal, and what works best for your long run might hinder your range of motion during hot yoga, or sag off your waist while you’re practicing your squat.
But, don’t fret! We’ve rounded up a few expert tips on how to fall in love with the perfect athletic leggings for you, no matter if you’re a marathoner or a kickboxing enthusiast.
Joining a running group can be a great way to make friends, get inspired and amp up your running pace and technique, especially during the colder winter months when you may need the extra motivation. When joining up with a group, there’s some helpful pointers on what bad habits may seem like no big deal, but can be annoying to runners.
Making new friends is great part of the runner experience. Sometimes making extra talk can be overwhelming, especially when someone is running at max effort or trying to make it up the hill without stopping. Be mindful of others and take time to..
Ask five different runners the same question and they’ll likely reveal very different methods for keeping their phones safe while running.
“I stick it in my sports bra. I know it won’t fall out!” “I use the zippered pocket in my shorts, but it gets pretty sweaty.” “I just hold it in my hand!”
And then there are purists who don’t believe taking a phone on a run. “I don’t need a phone while I’m running. I just listen to the world around me!”
The truth? There is no one “right” way to be a runner, but there are right and wrong ways to stash your phone during a training run or a race. We’r..
Summertime is reserved for beach days, exploring cities and experiencing new cultures. With all the excitement around traveling and the relaxation of finally taking some days off, it can be easy to forget that you are in a new environment—and you need to protect your belongings, especially your money, while on vacation.
Pickpockets are everywhere, especially in tourist-packed towns in which people are more likely to be looking at their surroundings than keeping an eye on their purses and pockets. Pickpocketing is more common in European cities than in the United States—a list from TripAdvis..
The wind whipping past your face; a thumping, pumping heart; and that exhilarating feeling: all are the hallmarks of a good running session. For one in 12 people in the US, however, that feeling seems unattainable due to asthma.
Asthma is a lifelong condition that is characterized by a chronic inflammation of the airways, leading to feelings of breathlessness and a tightness in the chest, as well as wheezing and coughing. The number of diagnoses is rising, and so too is the level of concern—according to the latest statistics, more than half of people with asthma had an attack in just one ye..
It’s almost June 1 and Summer is coming fast. 2017 is now well underway and we’re coming up on the midway mark. Hard to believe, huh? Even more difficult to believe is where you’re at today on those New Year’s resolutions you made almost six months ago. If you’re one of the dedicated people who stuck to their 2017 resolutions, we applaud you. Studies show that of the estimated 40% of people who make a New Year’s resolution only 8% meet their goal. If you made it this far, you’re a true champion, and we’re sure you’ll keep going strong for the second half of ’17. But, if you’re standing there, ..
It’s officially New Year’s resolution time. If you’re on the path to a healthy 2017 by running before or after work this winter, you’re probably running in the dark. Did you know that nearly 70% of pedestrian deaths occur between the hours of 6 pm to 6 am, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration? Follow these tips below to stay safe while running at night.
"This belt adds a nice reflective band that can be seen from 360 degrees. It's a great addition to the lights and other effective gear I already use. Plus, not only does it add safety, but it's functional..