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Can you “Sweat” off the Pounds?

Hot and sunny or cold and cloudy, either way, it won’t be difficult to find one person running in a full sweat-suit and the next person wearing shorts and a tank top. The reason for such variance in apparel is typically associated with the claim, “sweating more when running burns more calories.”

Proven Fact:

Running in warm cloths yields a greater weight loss

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Your Toast is Giving you Cancer

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In 2007, a Dutch study showed an increased risk if cancer in women who were exposed to the chemical acrylamide– which forms on burnt foods. The study prevailed that women double their chances of acquiring cancer by consuming approximately 40 micrograms of acrylamide a day.
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How to Run a Faster Mile

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Preparing

1) Endurance

To increase the speed you run 1 mile, try and to do 2  or 3 mile runs to build up your endurance.  For example, if you run 1 mile in 8 minutes, try and run 2 miles in 16 minutes.  

2) Run for the Hills

Hills are a fantastic way to build both strength and endurance.  Even though the mile is more of an endurance race, doing short, 100 yard interval sprints are a great way to prepare and build up speed.  As you run up the hill,  try to stay relaxed and set your gaze straight ahead.  Keep your shoulders down, pump your arms,  and be sure to take long strides and push hard off the ground.

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3)Fuel your body

As you continue to push your body to the limit, it’s important to stay hydrated and NOT to run on an empty stomach.  It’s a common myth that exercising on an empty stomach promotes weight loss, when in fact it just lowers your metabolism.  Also, a lack of food means a lack of energy and you wont have as much strength to run.   About an hour before you exercise, eat easily digestible foods that are low in fat and fiber like a banana or a cup of oatmeal.

4)Technique

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