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Running Tips Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Running Tips.

Walking and Running Tips for City Dwellers

Living in a big city can be exciting. If you reside in New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago or San Francisco, you have access to some of the hottest and trendiest health clubs and group exercise classes right in your back yard. And even if you live in...  Read more

Winter Running and Workout Tips

After a quarter century of lacing up my shoes and hitting the pre-dawn road, I would never question that running has provided me with great health, great friends, incredible physical and mental strength, and a zest for life. However, during cold, dar...  Read more

The Pros and Cons of Barefoot Running

Although barefoot running has been practiced in some parts of the world for hundreds of years, the concept has only recently gained popularity as an alternative to traditional running shoes in the Western world.  The book "Born to Run,"...  Read more

VIDEO: Running Down 120 Pounds

In the homemade video, a regular guy named Ben shares his struggle with increasing weight, depression, and a moment of clarity: deciding to change his life. I don't want to say too much more about it here. Just go ahead and watch it. If you...  Read more

''How I Became a Runner at Age 48''

Robin (KASHMIR) has been a member of SparkPeople since 2006. She has lost 95 pounds and is training for her first marathon. Robin Before Robin After What m...  Read more

Pre-Run Foods
Updated 7/19/2014 10:04:40 PM

I am currently training to do a 1/2 marathon in November. I am looking for suggestions on what to eat and how long before my run I should eat. I was eating a bagel thin with peanut butter and I increased to a regular bagel - but now that my runs a...  Read more

Is SPAT up and running?
Updated 7/7/2014 6:25:31 PM

I just logged onto SparkPeople and didn't see a message on the home page saying SPAT was still down. Is it back up and running? If it is, mine still isn't working. Could you please post updates on the main page so I don't have to check the message bo...  Read more

Tips for Adding Fiber to diet
Updated 7/8/2014 1:16:17 PM

I noticed on nutrition feedback that I rarely got enough daily fiber. This morning I found a great article on SP about best breakfast cereals. It showed Fiber One original is loaded with fiber (and it's low in calories). I bought a box today and am a...  Read more

Up n running
Updated 7/7/2014 10:12:24 AM

Does anyone know when the spark activity tracker is going to be up n running? Mine has been down since July 3rd. I heard it was suppose to be down for 24-48 hours and it has been longer. Has anyone heard any thing new as to how much longer it will be...  Read more

Fat burning without running, walking or jumping?
Updated 7/15/2014 11:02:21 AM

I love my eliptical machine dearly, but I have ankle problems during summer. Sometimes I swim just to do some cardio, but I can do it once a week due to work. Does anyone know how to exercise without taxing feet too much? Can it be some pilates,...  Read more

If not by land then by water!

I really hate to exercise, it would cause so much pain. I needed to build up the muscles! So I started water jogging. Same benefits, much more fun, and no pain. You'll feel like noodle when you get out of the water though ;)...  Read more

I label my Cake decorator tips!!

I have many cake decorator tips and sometimes even 2 or 3 of the SAME tip because I use them that often! It is VERY HARD TO SEE the numbers imprinted on each tip so,when I get a new tip I label it with my labelmaker from Brother. It saves time when...  Read more

Calling All Vegetarians & Vegans

If you're a vegetarian, vegan, semi-vegetarian, or just interested in a cruelty-free lifestyle, join us here! Get tips for making the transition, dining out, cooking and more....  Read more

In the News: Common Food Ingredient Could be a Carcinogen

A round-up of the most interesting and thought-provoking stories of the week. Common Food Ingredient Could be a CarcinogenAn ingredient that's in everything from cheese to soymilk is coming under fire. Have you even heard of carrageenan? And shou...  Read more

This Week's Healthy Headlines

Legal spat over Campbell Soup still simmering from Reuters FDA weighs food dye, hyperactivity link from CNN 30-Minute Workout, No Gym Required from Health.com Berry Bliss Oat Squares from Oh She Glows Running Tip: Tie Your Shoes Properly! fro...  Read more

Running tips from Runners World!

I know many of you are runners, or are working towards being runners etc...These are really good rules to read and to follow. I will add to this as far as wearing earphones when you run, only wear one..you need to always be aware of your surrounding...  Read more

Whole30 D38 : Impending Vacation, beach running tips

The next three days are going to be chaotic. To say the least. Today: - I work till 5p. Have to skip my lunch break b/c I lost time yesterday taking my 6 yr old for testing. - I have to hit the grocery and grab a couple of items we wi...  Read more