Beth Skwarecki, the Health Editor of Lifehacker, on Health & Fitness Trends

Beth Skwarecki is the author of two books and the Health Editor of Lifehacker. She’s here to dispel fitness and health myths that might be leading us astray.

Beth Skwarecki

You might have come across Beth’s work. As one of the …

The 3-Step Process to Recover From a Marathon

A marathon is often a bucket-list goal for runners. Months – or even years – are spent training to finish 26.2 miles. But how are you supposed to recover from a marathon?

how to recover from a marathon

Because of its distance at 26.2 miles …

How to Optimize Your Post Workout Recovery, with Christie Aschwanden

Today, every runner is looking for an edge that will help them improve. And no area is more robust for improvement than your post workout recovery.

post workout recovery

How should your post workout recovery be structured?

Recovery is the opposite …

What To Do During the Off Season

The holidays have somehow snuck up on us and we’re all feeling the time crunch. How do we find time for our running when time is short?

off season running

Parties, shopping, and kids’ concerts have a way of snagging our free …

Shake-Ups: Cool Down Exercises for Maximum Recovery

At the college level, it seemed that we spent as much time doing non-running training than we did running (and we ran 80+ miles per week!).

Cool Down Exercises

Even though we were running nearly an hour and a half every day, …

Ask the Registered Dietitian: Booze, Healthy Snacks, and Low Iron

The next big frontier of performance improvements is likely to come from nutrition – not training.

How to Recover From “Completely Trashed Legs”

We’ve all had to spend some extra time on recovery after a particularly grueling workout or race. But what happens if you’ve gone WELL beyond normal fatigue?

running recovery

What should you do if you’ve run too many races in a …

Author Matt Fitzgerald on “The Endurance Diet”

Have you ever heard this famous line among distance runners?

If the furnace is hot enough, it will burn anything.

It’s a common way for runners to justify eating whatever they want. If the caloric needs are high …

How the Best Runners in the World Recover and Prevent Injuries (and a free book)

I’ve always been fascinated (ok, borderline obsessed) with how elite runners train and schedule their running.

After all, if you’re going to learn about running, why not do it from the best runners in the world?

And whenever …

Matt Frazier on Eating Healthy and the Habits that Support Hard Training

My college coach used to say, “Don’t burn the candle at both ends.” What he really meant was, “Don’t drink too much and stay up late chasing girls.

healthy habits

When you unpack that nugget of wisdom, …