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Man vs. Machine: A Guide to Indoor Aerobic Training
Machines. Were human beings really meant to derive exercise on steel contraptions that push, pull, stretch, and strain muscles? Didn't our ancestors maintain fitness by covering ground outdoors in search of their next meal or to out-distance enemies in pursuit? Who among us wouldn't rather enjoy the fresh outside air in lieu of an antiseptic gym atmosphere?

A Visit to the Health Club
There is no doubt that many outstanding runners have achieved a high level of success without ever setting foot inside a health club. For many years, I was one of those people. While this is true, several recent research studies have concluded that a properly structured weight training program not only enhances the quality of your running, but also provides significant health benefits as well.

The Skinny on Sports Bars and Gels
Sports bars and gels make for an ideal energy boost on the run. Our survey of sports bars and gels will help you pick the right one for you.

Road Warriors
Crazy, hostile or just absent-minded, drivers can be the biggest safety threat to road runners. A few smart precautions can keep you happy and healthy.

Sports Drinks
A little sugar, a little salt and a healthy dose of electrolytes make sports drinks an efficient way to rehydrate. Find out how they work.

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