coremusclesI wanted to write an article on fat loss to help people overcome their weight issues. However, I didn’t want the article to be one of those where I just tell you what to do. Most people know that they should diet and exercise more if they are overweight, repeating that is not going to help most people. The problem is that the right moment hasn’t arrived yet to start losing weight, or, perhaps it has, but you were unaware of it.

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Brooks Nightlife Showerproof Running JacketYou will need more winter running gear than for any other season. This is because at this time of year you will need to wear reflective clothing and will be layering clothes for warmth. You may also add breathable gloves and a hat.
When running outside in winter the key is to choose clothing where you may feel a little bit chilly at the start of your run, say for the first ten minutes or so, then feel just right; not too warm or too cold. You will soon get used to the ‘feel’ of the weather and will instinctively know just what to wear outside in order to remain comfortable throughout your run.

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Totally Fab Retro Running ShortsYou may have thought that fashions from the seventies were gone forever, but that is never the case. Styles come back, although generally with an updated appeal. This holds true for sports gear and fashions as well. A resurgence of sorts of seventies vintage running shorts and shoes have begun to emerge, with even some major brands carrying this retro line of apparel. Women are even reverting back to wearing running skirts, replacing their traditional running shorts with a cooler and more comfortable look.

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Running Tights BeachIt happens in just about any sport, not just running.  At some point you will find that your motivation is wavering.  This does not mean that you now have to hate your chosen sport, it is just a momentary lapse in interest.  Do not fear – this was bound to occur, especially if you are training hard for something or are participating in an individual sport. Look at Chrissie Wellington – the best female Ironman triathlete in the world.  She has never lost an iron distance race and appeared to be on a bit of a roll.  However, after winning the world championships in Kona for the fourth time in 2011 she decided to take a year out.  In professional sport people need to be at their physical peak to succeed, so when their motivation starts to diminish they often make the smart move to take a step back an reassess. Often they come back to the sport re-energized and better than when they left.

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fruitEvery runner knows there is a super fine line that separates a successful workout or race from a major bomb, based on eating too much or not enough. Not eating enough could lead to hitting a major wall right in the middle of the run and eating too much or the wrong thing could lead to gastrointestinal distress that is no fun to experience. Take it from me, when GI distress hits, you just hope it is a day you are on a trail run deep in the woods, because I don't think the little old ladies in the neighbourhood appreciate lending their bathroom to a desperate, sweaty runner. So what can be done to better prepare for a workout and make gastrointestinal issues a thing of the past? Is it best to eat pre-workout and mid-workout calories or should you drink them for best results?

Drinking Your Calories: Pros and Cons

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