There are few things that make your blood run cold quite like looking out the window the morning you have a long run scheduled to see freezing rain, hurricane-level winds, or a blizzard that's dumping feet of snow on the ground every hour. Why? Unless you're super brave and a little bit crazy, those are the only extreme weather conditions that are going to force you to hit the gym—and the dreadmill—instead of the wide-open roads. Slogging through a half-hour run on the treadmill is bad enough, but when you have 13-plus miles on the schedule? Kill. Me. Now. We know your pain only too well.
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With the summer Olympics approaching (is it time yet?!), we've got some seriously amazing athletes on our minds and our radar. (Check out these 2016 Rio Hopefuls You Need to Start Following on Instagram). These inspiring professionals make us want to push harder in our workouts and think smarter at the grocery store—you don't have to be an Olympian to know that a healthy, strong body is built in both the gym and the kitchen. (Want proof?
People are super serious about their daily dose of caffeine and sugar—two of the seven most addictive legal substances. That's right, your claim of being addicted to your morning cup of joe or afternoon chocolate is actually based in science! Caffeine is the world's most popular psychoactive drug, with more than 80 percent of us drinking some type of caffeinated beverage daily.
Putting on a pound or two while you're on vacation is not that out of the ordinary (although, you should be using these 9 Clever Ways to Make Your Vacation Healthier). But hey, no judgment—you worked hard for that time off, and the food in a foreign land is so good! But according to a new study, that extra weight could be hanging around long after your bags have been unpacked.
To care about your health is to constantly keep tabs on science's latest developments. It's no easy task, as new studies continually update you with reports saying chocolate is good for you, wait, no, it's bad for you! You're binge drinking too much—no, actually, drink more red wine! Running is the perfect exercise; no, it's too tough on your joints.
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