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Beginner's Touching Toes. The World's Healthiest Foods. 100 foods that can serve as the basis of your Healthiest Way of Eating.

The World's Healthiest Foods

Links to the articles about these foods can be found below. In addition to questions about our foods, we often get asked about beverages and sweeteners. In the beverage category, water and green tea have been especially popular topics, and in the sweetener category, so have blackstrap molasses, honey and maple syrup. Of course, there are many other nutritious foods other than those that we have included on our list that we feel are wonderful, health-promoting foods; if there are other whole foods - such as fruits, vegetables, nuts/seeds, whole grains, etc - that you like, by all means enjoy them. Just because a food is not on our list doesn't mean that we don't think that it can be included in a diet geared towards the Healthiest Way of Eating as long as it is a whole, natural, nutrient-rich food. Yoga Stretches to Prevent Running Injuries. After a long run or race, your legs, back, and shoulders feel sore, achy, and tight.

Yoga Stretches to Prevent Running Injuries

Practicing a few simple restorative yoga poses can help you regain range of motion, reduce swelling in your legs, and improve circulation to speed your recovery. Do this sequence using pillows to lend support and to give your body something tangible to fall into to help you unwind. You don't have to rush into this routine—you may wait until you're showered and fed or before bed. Hold each position for at least five—and up to 15—minutes. Focus on relaxing your entire body and taking slow, full breaths. The 6 Best Exercises for New Runners. Download these exercises:Printer-Friendly Version | Mobile Phone Version The most important exercise you can do as a new runner is, of course, running.

The 6 Best Exercises for New Runners

But your risk of injury will go down–and your enjoyment of running will go up–if you take a few minutes a day to stretch and strengthen key parts of your body. Here are simple exercises that will help you run more smoothly and efficiently. 1. Calf Stretch. 5 Core Exercises That Increase Stability and Running Efficiency. My college coach said the best thing you can do to become a better runner is to run, and this is true.

5 Core Exercises That Increase Stability and Running Efficiency

That being said, the development of core strength is an important way to improve running biomechanics and correct imbalances that can lead to injury. As a coach at the Reebok ZAP Fitness Center, I tell our athletes they need to complete core exercises that benefit their running. More: How Runners Benefit From Sport-Specific Strength Training You, too, need to do exercises that have a direct impact on your running performance. 4 Moves to Beat Running Soreness. Runner's Knee Stretches. C Tolle Run - Episode 7 - Chi Running. How Yoga Can Make You a Better Runner. Stretching and Flexibility - How to Stretch. Checklist for Running Overuse Injuries. Runners often wind up with injuries without any obvious traumatic event to cause an injury.

Checklist for Running Overuse Injuries

Most of these are the result of a wide variety of factors that over time lead to chronic problems. These are often termed overuse injuries. Following is a checklist of the most common causes of running injuries and possible treatment options. Iliotibial IT Band - Iliotibial IT Band Standing Stretch for Flexibility. The iliotibial (IT) band is a tough group of fibers that run along the outside of the thigh.

Iliotibial IT Band - Iliotibial IT Band Standing Stretch for Flexibility

It begins at the hip and extends to the outer side of the shin bone (tibia) just below the knee joint. The IT band acts primarily as a stabilizer during running and may become irritated from overuse. Iliotibial band syndrome is a common running injury that is generally due to inflammation and irritation of this band.