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For being a nutritional basic, there sure is a lot of variety! Here’s a quick breakdown of all your oat-based options. The rumors are true: Oats are heart-healthy heroes. For starters, they’re loaded with beta-glucan, a soluble fiber that can help lower blood levels of total and LDL cholesterol, both of which are considered risk
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For many runners, oatmeal is a go-to way to kick off the day. But if your morning bowl of oats is usually topped with a handful of berries or a few almonds, it can get, well, boring—fast. Stop selling this nutritious whole-grain short. Wake up your taste buds with these four delicious remixes. Two steps
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Researchers in London found even low key marathon training reduced “vascular age” by four years. A new study of first-time London Marathon runners found that their basic training program produced important health benefits. After four months, the runners had lower blood pressure and greater flexibility in their cardiac arteries. The researchers judged the subjects to
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Austrailian-based elite distance runner Sinead Diver, 42, has a knack for challenging–and shattering–perceptions. Sinead Diver was an extremely active child growing up. But the conservative Catholic school she attended in the small Irish town of Belmullet didn’t encourage girls to participate in athletics, aside from playing a little basketball at lunch. Because of her love
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We’re starting a new tradition at Women’s Running: We’re kicking off 2020 by announcing our Power Women of the Year. These women are game changers, rule breakers, and trailblazers. They are ones to watch, ones to cheer for, and ones to be inspired by in this upcoming year. The feature appears in our January/February 2020 print issue,
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Her arms were stretched wide. Her running jacket was drenched. Des Linden’s expression seemed equal parts “I’m so glad that’s over!” and “Is this really happening?” Hollywood couldn’t have scripted it better. Our country’s running drought had finally ended, amid Mother Nature’s worst: On April 16, 2018, Linden became the first American woman to win
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Do it for more energy, better sleep, and easier weight loss. The following is adapted from the new book Sugar Free 3 by Michele Promaulakyo, former editor-in-chief of Women’s Health and Cosmopolitan. Let’s start with the pros: sugar is what fuels—literally—your runs, when it gets broken down into blood glucose. And it’s not just your body,
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There’s something about a change in the calendar that seems to inspire (or pressure) many of us into making grand, life-altering goals. But is the uptick from 2019 to 2020 really enough motivation to achieve a healthy, happy lifestyle?  According to Dr. Bettina Höchli, senior researcher of consumer behavior at the University of Bern in
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