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The Road to Tough Mudder – by Peter Shapiro, President of Puritan’s Pride

After these pictures posted on Facebook I felt compelled to share the journey that led me to such a personal accomplishment.


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Why Reactive Training is Not Just for Athletes

Special mobility, speed and agility training programs have previously been reserved for the ultimate athlete. As more people are discovering the physical and emotional benefits of functional exercise, it is important to realize that anyone with a workout program should be participating in Reactive (Power) Training.


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A Beginner’s Guide to Gym Culture and Etiquette

You don’t need 20-inch biceps, a 200-pound bench press, or designer fitness apparel to look and feel at home in the gym. You just need to understand the unique and specific set of rules that govern gym culture. Don’t worry; it’s mostly common sense.


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Nutrition Tips for National Nutrition Month

Every day, you have the opportunity to take the steps needed to become the healthiest YOU that you can. Small daily changes can make a big long term impact on your body. Add these small, 31 steps into your day each day in the month of March and reap the benefits.


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50 Most Fortified Cities in the USA – Heart Health Edition

Puritan’s Pride posed this question for the residents of the 50 most populated cities in the U.S. – who cares most about their hearts?


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5 Safety Tips for Winter Running

When winter arrives, running poses more challenges as temperatures dip below 20 degrees and instead creep closer to the single digits. For distance runners, the treadmill (AKA the dreadmill) isn’t the most appealing option. If you’re crazy enough (like me!) to brave the elements, here are some tips for road warriors to stay safe and warm!


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Myths and Truths About Fat

At one time, low fat and fat free foods were all the rage. Anyone looking to shed a few pounds simply cut out calories, mostly from fat. We put our trust in medical professionals, and our doctors and dietitians told us fat would make us fat, so we need to stop eating it! Fast forward 20 years and obesity has skyrocketed, while high cholesterol, diabetes, and heart disease are more prevalent than ever.


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How To Start Running and How to Stick With It

A couple of questions I get asked all the time are: “How did you get into running?”, and “How can you run so far?” While I wish there was some incredibly inspiring story behind it, the truth is that it was a completely random decision.


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5 Surprisingly Healthy Unhealthy Foods

I am an expert in healthy eating for a healthy, fit body. You might catch me downing a SunWarrior protein shake, or eggs and oatmeal on a regular basis, but I’ll be honest: I also indulge in the sweeter things in life! That’s what a healthy lifestyle is all about: balance.


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Ancient and Amazing Aloe Vera

Aloe vera is one of the oldest mentioned plants used for health purposes, dating all the way back to the ancient Chinese and Egyptians. They used this resilient, cactus-looking plant (a hearty succulent known as the “Lily of the Desert”) for its beneficial properties. As you may remember from science class, succulents are able to retain water in poor climates or soil conditions, which makes them perfectly self-hydrating.


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