I had to pile on the extra layers, hats, and gloves for this chilly week of the Holiday Running Challenge (a part of Runner's World's Holiday Running Streak). Despite the cold, I'm more than halfway through my attempt to run at least one mile every day from Thanksgiving to New Year's Day! Here's how the third week of streaking went: Thursday: The temps dropped and so did my enthusiasm for this whole running every single day thing at the day 15 mark.
There are some sweat sessions that leave you wondering if you even got a good workout. And then there are others that make you shake, sweat, and feel the burn-in a good way! This 25-minute Pilates workout is one of those. You might like How to Know If You Actually Got a Good Workout The no-nonsense sequence hits every major muscle group so you can get it done in less than 30 minutes.
If you live in a big city, we've got great news: It's super unlikely riding the subway will make you sick. Public transportation isn't all that clean, but a new study found the microbes you come in contact with aren't usually the kind that cause illness. (There are more pathogens in our guts than on trains and buses.
One of our biggest sources of healthy eating inspiration here at Greatist is you - the Greatist community. This week we rounded up some of our favorite healthier swaps, snacks, and a great tip in planning ahead. http://storify.com/greatist/eating What healthier choices did you make this week? Share with us in the comments below, or join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter!
Tart cherry juice may just be the natural alternative to pain-relief standbys like ibuprofen, ice, and heating pads. These sour little orbs could be nature's prescription for an aching body. Pucker Up - The Takeaway Share on Pinterest Studies suggest tart cherries are possibly more effective than aspirin at relieving pain and reducing inflammation.
Talk about a spin cycle for your health: The average indoor cycling class may burn between 400 to 600 calories per session, and indoor cycling in general may lead to weight loss and improved cardiovascular fitnessThe effects of indoor cycling in sedentary overweight women. Bianco, A., Bellafiore, M., Battaglia, G.