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Going the distance and running your first marathon or half-marathon this year? Training for long races, which of course includes, long runs, puts a lot of stress on your body, and particularly on the muscles and tendons of your legs, says Julie Khan, a physical therapist at The Hospital for Special Surgery, the official hospital of the TCS New York City Marathon. "How much damage occurs is very much related to your level of experience and overall fitness," says Khan.
Gabourey Sidibe is a rockstar in the world of body positivity, impressing us with her ability to ignore negativity and spread the message that beauty is all about self-perception. Now her face is popping up on subway posters, billboards, and even on the sides of buses in New York City as one of the stars of Lane Bryant's latest ad campaign, and her emotional response to them is seriously touching.
Everyone has a different workout personality—some people like the ~zen~ of yoga, some like that focused burn of barre and Pilates, while others could live off their runner's high for days or lift heavy until their muscles are Jell-O. No matter how you get sweaty, it's good for your body. But there's one form of exercise—high-intensity interval training—that proves to be crazy beneficial, time and time again. (Here are the eight benefits of HIIT that will get you hooked.)
If you're looking to make the switch to a more green beauty routine, there are a ton of natural beauty products out there that are chemical-free and effective. But if you prefer to go the DIY route, you can also make your skincare and makeup products yourself using products you already have in your kitchen.