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Our Favorite Post-Workout Snacks
There has always been furious debate over whether you should eat before or after a workout. Some people skip eating beforehand, thinking that it will force the body to burn fat. The truth, however, is that you should eat before and after your workout to keep your body strong and healthy. Pre-workout meals, eaten three to four hours before the exercise begins, should be high in carbohydrates and protein but low in fat and fiber, which can cause cramping if eaten too soon before exercising. Post-workout, you should eat 45 minutes to two hours after exercising and focus on foods that are highe..
5 of the Most Extreme Sports in the World
Our need for speed, adrenaline and new experiences is pushing the wide world of sports to increasingly extreme levels. Videos of extreme downhill skateboarding and street luge starting making a splash online a few years ago, but that’s just a small part of the list of extreme activities. The X Games don’t hold a candle to these top extreme sports found around the world. Paraskiing As if jumping out of a helicopter to go skiing (heli-skiing) wasn’t extreme enough, there are some thrill seekers who combine skiing and flying even more. Paraskiing is a combination of skiing (or snowboa..
Staying Safe While Running at Night
Whether you squeeze in your run in the morning or evening when the sun isn’t up or simply like running in the dark when it’s cooler, running at night (or before the sun rises) requires special equipment and heightened awareness to ensure your experience is safe. These must-follow guidelines will help you stay safe while allowing you to run in the dark. Know Your Running Route If you’re running in the dark, stick to a route that’s well lit, populated and that you know well. This way you’ll be able to see your surroundings and recognize if something seems out of place. Have a few “appro..
The World’s Most Insane Races (that you’ll want to try)
There was a time when running a marathon or competing in an Ironman Triathlon was extreme enough. Not anymore! In the never-ending quest to go farther and be better a new crop of extreme endurance races has hit the scene. They may sound crazy, and they’re definitely grueling, but you’ll probably want to try them! (Just be sure you train first!) Great Wall Marathon Forget 26.2 miles, the Great Wall Marathon challenges participants to tackle 5,164 steps. By comparison, the Empire State Building Run-Up boasts only 1,576 stairs. This run has a full marathon, half-marathon and fun 5K optio..
Cardio Alternatives for People Who Hate Running

Some people naturally love running, others suffer through it, and some people flat out hate it. For that last category, everyone who says “if you do it enough you’ll start to like it” is a liar. When you hate running, no amount of suffering through it makes it an enjoyable experience.

If that’s you, don’t despair, you’re not alone. Instead of giving up on cardio (not a good idea) start exploring alternative cardio exercises until you find one that you actually like.