Improve your running form in front of a mirror

Stand facing a mirror and lift one knee to your chest while simulating an exaggerated running arm swing. Lift your right knee and swing your left arm, then vice versa. As you lift your knee, rise up onto your toes and flex the toes of the elevated leg. Continue for 30 seconds, monitoring your form for symmetry and balance. Rest, then repeat three times.

Nuts about nuts
Walnuts and almonds have properties that will lower cholesterol, and walnuts also have healthy omega-3 fatty acid. In one study, a group that ate 600 calories of almonds per day experienced a drop in cholesterol in only three weeks. Overall, nuts have a high ratio of unsaturated to saturated fat, a high fiber content, and a healthy dose of antioxidants.

Protect those small blisters
The skin over small blisters will continue to act as a protective covering, so it's best to leave them alone. Instead, cut a hole the size of the blister in a piece of moleskin, place it over the blister, then tape gauze over it. This will keep you comfortable until the blister heals on its own.

Miss a Digest?

Build mileage on the right foundation

Use a pace band to help stay on target

Take an easy day for every mile of a long race

Flexibility counters effects of aging

U.S. tap water has more fluoride, less bacteria


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