Want to run faster? Think more clearly? Have increased energy? A good night’s sleep — on the reg — can help you do all that and more. And hey, if all you need to do is tweak your schedule so that you can get in bed earlier, that’s great to know! But one in four Americans develop insomnia each year — and if you’re one of them, or you just consider yourself a bad sleeper, then knowing you’re supposed to get more sleep isn’t exactly helpful. Now, there are loads of factors that can contribute to poor sleep, but there…

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When I wander into the kitchen for a snack these days, the questions running through my mind tend to be of the, “I wonder if that Greek yogurt I bought has turned,” variety. But, when you’re in a serious training cycle and you’re focusing on food as fuel that helps you perform at your highest level, your questions tend to get a little deeper. And those are just the questions being answered in the new Sports Nutrition Handbook by Justyna Mizera and Krzysztof Mizera. While the answers and explanations are backed with science, they’re explained in a straightforward manner that you…

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If you’ve spent much time around here, I’m betting you’re familiar with Susan Lacke. She’s written for Fit Bottomed Girls, she’s talked me into doing some really hard but amazing things, and last year, after her first book (Life’s Too Short to Go So Fucking Slow) was released, she joined us on the podcast. (Did you miss it the first time around? No worries! We’ve got you covered.) Here’s a fun fact — Susan and I were in my kitchen, together, as we recorded it, because she was in Florida working on her second book, Running Outside the Comfort Zone…

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What to Expect When You’re Expecting is on your bookshelf. You’ve leafed through Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth. You’ve even devoured The Happiest Baby on the Block. But what other books should you check out as a parent-to-be or new parent? Well, there are lots of awesome new pregnancy (and beyond!) books out there now that are fresh, fun, ground-breaking, helpful — and some are downright hilarious. Consider these required reading, whether you’re newly knocked up (congrats!), about to pop a baby out (go you!), or have an itty bitty at home already (it’s fun, right?!). Part helpful, part essential,…

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