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4 Easy Ways To Start Your Day On The Right Foot

It’s summer! You should be feeling sunshine! Marcus Aurelius once wrote, “When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive — to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love.” There is power in our thoughts. What we put our minds will define us up either to have a happy day or a moody one. Why not set yourself up for joy the rest of the day? Try doing these 4 easy ways to start your day on the right foot — these might include some of your personal favorites!

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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/16/morning-thoughts_n_5588775.html

7 Traits of Mentally Tough Runners

As it relates to running, mental toughness is how well a runner or athlete prepares for the physical and mental challenges of their sport. Mental toughness is an acquired trait. Knowing that you alone decides when to push and when to hold back, it can enable you to ration your energy and reserve it for use at the right time. It would be great to know how to draw upon that same mental toughness at will. To better understand the traits of mentally tough runners, one must first understand what mental toughness means to a runner.

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http://womensrunning.competitor.com/2014/03/training-tips/21661_21661

23 Secrets From The World’s Best Trainers

These secrets from the world’s best trainers provide strategies for effective training. Each secret will help you build fitness from the inside out. Fit in fitness first thing. Because you’re less likely to make excuses when you think of fitness first before something else can get in your way, you can workout more often. To master the secrets from the world’s best trainers, attitude is key. Do it now by helping yourself reach your potential. We asked top experts to share the very best tips, mantras, and motivation secrets they’ve learned along the way.

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http://www.livestrong.com/slideshow/557563-23-secrets-from-the-worlds-best-trainers/

Pack These 8 Eating Tips for Your Next Vacation

When you go on a vacation, does your diet go on a holiday, too? It’s possible to take great delight in your vacation along with food without packing pounds. The secret is to identify where eating fits in and keep it there. I thought I’d share these eating tips as surely many of you have vacations planned as well. The fun part is that this is your vacation eating, and it’s completely different from your normal eating patterns. Before investigating the best foods to bring along, pack these 8 eating tips for your vacation trip.

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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/margaret-marshall/travel-eating-habits_b_5500440.html

Live to be 100

You’ll probably live to 100! Genetics play a role in longevity, that’s true, but this is something that you can’t control. The No. 1 driver in longevity isn’t how heavy you are. It’s how fit you are. When researchers looked around the world at people who live to 100, in places like Sardinia, Okinawa and Costa Rica, they found that centenarians had three things in common. Are you ready to unveil Dr. Oz’s simple fitness goals for your 20s, 30s, 40s and beyond that will help you hit the century mark? Let’s go through the different decades.

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http://healthyliving.msn.com/health-wellness/men/live-to-be-100-1

15 Stress-Reducing Techniques

Only 37 percent of Americans feel they are actually succeeding at managing their stress — resulting in negative health effects like skipping meals, lying awake at night and overeating. It may sound like an abstract principle, but a technique proved to boost happiness and optimism is to engage in several quick methods people can use to reduce stress and realign themselves. If you’re among the many people who are in dire need of a stress intervention, tap into your healing energy now. Take a deep breath and read the next slides to see 15 stress-reducing techniques.

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http://www.livestrong.com/slideshow/1011067-15-stressreducing-techniques/

10 Little Ways Everyone Can Change the World

When was the last time you talked to your old Dad or Mom? or to your child? Do you smile to people with eye contact? How about giving a few shirts you don’t wear anymore to charity? Perhaps you have been too busy that you don’t realize how you have disconnected yourself from the people you love and the world around you. It doesn’t take much to help change the world for better. For example, when everyone gives a little, suddenly it turns into a lot. But with simple acts and these 10 little ways – everyone can change the world.

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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/rainesford-alexandra/10-little-ways-everyone-can-change-the-world_b_5398679.html

5K to Marathon Training Plan

Marathon planning doesn’t have to be intimidating. One good way to get in shape for a 10K is to train to complete a 5K. If you choose to do a few short runs from 5K to the marathon, you’ll be much able to run a marathon within a year. To prepare for the 2012 Olympics, Kara Goucher raced a 10K in March and a half marathon in June before toeing the line for the 26.2-mile race in London. Getting your own 10K training then creates a nice base for half-marathon training. Use the guidelines below to execute your workouts properly.

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http://womensrunning.competitor.com/2014/05/training-tips/5k-to-marathon-training-plan_24856

5 Core Workouts for Stronger Running

Are you a runner who have been looking for some strength and core training? or have you been running for a long time but with no guidance or goals? While experts may disagree on exactly which muscles comprise the “core” group, they almost all agree that improving muscular strength by developing the postural muscles will reduce your risk of injury and improve your performance. Strength training and core workouts go hand in hand with running. So like Zach, your questions put you on the right track. Look at these 5 core workouts for stronger running:

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http://www.runnersworld.com/workouts/5-core-workouts-for-stronger-running

The Best Superfoods for Runners

When runners think of superfoods, exotic, balanced in lean protein, whole grains, fruits, vegetables and low-fat milk and dairy products, are what comes to mind. They think of foods ideal for endurance, stamina and energy. They think about how nutrition plays a large role in the sport. Nutritional prowess aside, the best superfoods for runners are those that are good for the heart and overall health. Here is a compilation of a list of nutritious and delicious superfoods all runners need. These foods also boost metabolism, burn fat, and keep them fuller longer.

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http://www.runnersworld.com/nutrition-for-runners/the-best-superfoods-for-runners

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