How to Run Safely Amid Coronavirus Concerns

Answers to your most frequently asked questions as the virus continues to spread. By JORDAN SMITH MAR 23, 2020 This is a rapidly developing situation. For the most up-to-date information, check resources like the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and World Health Organization (WHO) regularly. This story will be updated as new information … Continue reading How to Run Safely Amid Coronavirus Concerns

How to avoid injury now that you’re running outside a lot more than usual

March 18, 2020 at 09:00PM by CWC One of the things that sets running apart from other forms of exercise is that you don’t need any special equipment—apart from your sneakers—to do it. Now that gyms are closing temporarily to slow the spread of COVID-19, you may be upping your miles to keep your body … Continue reading How to avoid injury now that you’re running outside a lot more than usual

A runner and registered dietitian shares what an average day of eating looks like for her—peanut butter cups included

March 16, 2020 at 05:00PM by CWC There’s a lot of confusion around food for runners and what the heck to eat when your workout of choice involves lengthy long runs. Does being a runner mean having spaghetti every night? (Gotta carb-load, right?) Is coffee before a run a good idea? And where does protein … Continue reading A runner and registered dietitian shares what an average day of eating looks like for her—peanut butter cups included

Going keto might come with a side of diarrhea—here’s how to quell those runs

March 11, 2020 at 03:50PM by CWC When your BFF is telling you all about how following the ketogenic diet has completely changed her life, there might be one thing she’s forgetting to mention: how the eating plan sometimes comes with major…just going to say it…pooping problems. Because the diet is so high-fat and low-carb, … Continue reading Going keto might come with a side of diarrhea—here’s how to quell those runs

Running on your toes can make you faster—here’s what you need to know

March 11, 2020 at 01:00AM by CWC There are infinite reasons why people run, but in terms of getting the miles marked off, it’s a fairly simple strategy: One foot in front of the other. While most people tend to have the same form while running, there are some variations. Some people heel strike, others … Continue reading Running on your toes can make you faster—here’s what you need to know

Want dancer abs? Try this sweat sesh without a crunch or plank in sight

March 10, 2020 at 07:00PM by CWC One of the best things about dance cardio workouts (besides the major mood and energy boost) is that you’re secretly working muscles you didn’t even know you had—all while bopping around to Beyonce. It’d be tough to find a single muscle group that dance workouts leave behind, but … Continue reading Want dancer abs? Try this sweat sesh without a crunch or plank in sight

This 15-minute treadmill workout is so much fun, you won’t even realize you’re running hills

March 09, 2020 at 11:00AM by CWC I’m thinking it’s not a coincidence that there’s only a one-letter difference between the words “hill” and “hell.” Running at an incline is challenging (and, ok, pretty unpleasant), but it’s an important element of any runner’s training because it challenges your body—and engages your muscles—in an entirely different way … Continue reading This 15-minute treadmill workout is so much fun, you won’t even realize you’re running hills

5 common mistakes that are ruining your treadmill workout, according to a run coach

March 06, 2020 at 12:00PM by CWC Running is the most natural form of movement there is. Humans have been doing it since the dawn of time, and our bodies are well trained to perform these movements. Running on the treadmill, though, is a totally different story. Our bodies aren’t as equipped to stride on a … Continue reading 5 common mistakes that are ruining your treadmill workout, according to a run coach

What I learned about myself from going from brunette to blond (and back)

February 21, 2020 at 02:00AM by CWC In midsummer of last year, I did something unprecedented to that point in my life: I—gasp—highlighted my hair. My curls are naturally a Rory Gilmore-shade of brown that I’ve never loved nor hated. But when I got the opportunity through work to go lighter under the careful stewardship … Continue reading What I learned about myself from going from brunette to blond (and back)

Flip your crunches upside down to work your core in an entirely new way

February 15, 2020 at 05:00PM by CWC If you’ve spent most of your adult life lamenting that high school math would never have any real life applications (see you literally never, calculus), we’ve finally found a place to put all that info you learned about angles in geometry to good use: Your core routine. By tweaking the … Continue reading Flip your crunches upside down to work your core in an entirely new way

I’m not a runner, but in the spirit of marathon season I tried CBD-fueled runs—here’s what happened

February 11, 2020 at 10:30AM by CWC I won’t lie to you, I’m that person who peeks out from under my blankets to look out the window at passing runners, wondering why on earth they chose to leave their warm homes to go for a run outside. It’s not that I don’t enjoy exercising. I’ve played … Continue reading I’m not a runner, but in the spirit of marathon season I tried CBD-fueled runs—here’s what happened

Consider this healthy oatmeal bar the recipe for a perfect pre-run breakfast

February 08, 2020 at 08:00PM by CWC Every runner knows the dilemma of trying to figure out what to eat before a run. Sure, you definitely want something substantial enough to help you power through the miles, and portable so you can eat while you’re lacing up your shoes, but opt for a breakfast or … Continue reading Consider this healthy oatmeal bar the recipe for a perfect pre-run breakfast

I’m an endurance athlete, but running a short race was harder than the marathon

February 06, 2020 at 07:30PM by CWC Long distances get all the glory. Marathon training, in particular, begs for praise. After all, a cool 20-mile training run over a weekend adds up to two or three weeks worth of cardio for some. But the thing about running marathons is this: After a while, you want … Continue reading I’m an endurance athlete, but running a short race was harder than the marathon

Surprise, surprise! Cauliflower gnocchi is the Trader Joe’s fan favorite vegetarian item—but how do the runner-ups stack nutritionally?

February 01, 2020 at 09:00PM by CWC What came first: cauli-mania or Trader Joe’s cauliflower gnocchi? This is definitely a chicken-or-the-egg situation, but one thing’s for sure: the cruciferous veg owes a large part of its comeback-kid status to good old TJ’s. The grocery store’s 11th Annual Customer Choice Awards Winners confirms as much. Cauliflower … Continue reading Surprise, surprise! Cauliflower gnocchi is the Trader Joe’s fan favorite vegetarian item—but how do the runner-ups stack nutritionally?

Criss-cross crunches will work the hardest-to-target muscles in your core

February 01, 2020 at 04:00PM by CWC If your harder-to-hit core muscles had a campaign slogan, it would be “stronger together.” Allow me to explain. Instead of working each of the 12-ish muscles that make up your trunk on their own, you’ll get better results when you work them together, particularly when it comes to … Continue reading Criss-cross crunches will work the hardest-to-target muscles in your core

Why ‘crunches are crap,’ according to a chiropractor

January 29, 2020 at 12:00AM by CWC If asked to give an example ab exercise, the majority of people would undoubtedly say “crunches.” Crunches, and their sister move sit-ups, are an OG core move that the fitness world has been doing for ages. But, according to a chiropractor, these happen to be the worst things … Continue reading Why ‘crunches are crap,’ according to a chiropractor

How to get instant skin-care results, while protecting skin in the long run

January 17, 2020 at 03:00PM by CWC In an era where we can order everything from a luxury SUV to $17 avocado toast with the tap of a button, it’s no wonder millennials have garnered a reputation as the “instant gratification” generation. We want what we want when we want it, and have come to … Continue reading How to get instant skin-care results, while protecting skin in the long run

Championship runner Mary Cain’s training trick is just 3 steps—and is totally worth stealing for yourself

January 16, 2020 at 02:00AM by CWC Training motivation ebbs and flows over the course of days, weeks, months, and years. That’s why runner and junior world champion Mary Cain (one of Well+Good’s 2020 Changemakers) entered the new year with a fresh method of self-motivation—one completely worth adopting for your own fitness outlook. “My new … Continue reading Championship runner Mary Cain’s training trick is just 3 steps—and is totally worth stealing for yourself

Running the NYC marathon was the strongest I felt in 2019—but it wasn’t easy

January 02, 2020 at 02:00AM by CWC On November 2, I woke up at 4 a.m., laced my sneakers, and prepared to run the TCS New York City Marathon. If you’ve never been in NYC on marathon day, I have to take a moment to explain how special it is. New Yorkers have a reputation … Continue reading Running the NYC marathon was the strongest I felt in 2019—but it wasn’t easy

Drunk Elephant raised our expectations of what clean skin care can do and we’re never going back

December 23, 2019 at 05:00PM by CWC Tiffany Masterson has always been an entrepreneur. As a Houston stay-at-home mom, she had a knack for the side hustle: She was a representative for the direct sales cosmetics company Arbonne, developed a healthy pantry renovation company called Holy Pantries, and sold an independent company’s bar soap that, … Continue reading Drunk Elephant raised our expectations of what clean skin care can do and we’re never going back

Have flat feet? Pros say you might want to try a pair of stability running shoes

December 21, 2019 at 02:00AM by CWC Attention, runners: It’s time to take a look at the sneakers you’ve been wearing to log your miles these last few months. Are they worn in at the top inner edge? Congratulations, you’re a over-pronator. And it’s time to trade them in for a pair of stability running … Continue reading Have flat feet? Pros say you might want to try a pair of stability running shoes

Rent the Runway’s Closet Concierge aims to make packing for vacation a thing of the past

December 05, 2019 at 02:00PM by CWC I’m a big fan of the innovative packing tips evangelized by women who somehow effortlessly stock their suitcases for multi-city tours. However, I will never possess such impeccably orchestrated packing skills. Typically, I end up carting around everything in my closet just in case—or alternatively, having to buy … Continue reading Rent the Runway’s Closet Concierge aims to make packing for vacation a thing of the past