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How To Stay Fit While Traveling

For many people, summer means travel, whether for a quick weekend getaway or an extended vacation to an exotic location. It’s all but impossible to maintain ideal optimal nutrition and sleep on the road, but there are still some great hacks that can help you minimize the effect of travel on your fitness.


The 8-Week Sprint Triathlon Training Plan For Beginners

Dreaming about participating in the Niantic Bay Triathlon on August 11 but not sure how to train? If you’re brand new to triathlon, trying to figure out training for swimming, cycling and running can be a little daunting. This 8 week program is a great entry point to the sport.


How to Choose a Running Hydration Pack

As summer heat increases, a running hydration pack is a handy addition to a runner’s kit. Whether you plan to be out for hours or just a few miles, packs are a convenient way to carry anything you need on the run, from extra water to your phone or mid-run fuel. There are many brands and styles of packs to choose from, so here are some tips from Fleet Feet to narrow down the choices.


Official On-Course Hydration and Energy Gel

UCAN is a leading provider of innovative energy products designed to support athletes and active individuals in achieving their performance and fitness goals. With products featuring LIVSTEADY™, a slow-releasing, low-glycemic carbohydrate, UCAN offers sustained, long-lasting energy without the spikes and crashes associated with traditional sugar-based fuels. It’s also proven in multiple clinical trials to significantly increase levels of fat burn during exercise and improve focus during activity.

UCAN is proud to be the Official On-Course Hydration and Energy Gel of HMF Events! Edge energy gels deliver long-lasting energy and a silky fruit smoothie experience that’s easy on the stomach, with zero water chasers required. UCAN uses starch-based carbohydrates instead of sugar, giving you a more even flow of energy.

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Why Use a Pace Team

Sponsored by Fleet Feet Hartford, the Hartford Marathon Foundation’s Pace Teams are a free resource for participants. Experienced pace leaders run a steady pace and keep track of that pace during the race so that the group can achieve their goal of finishing in a certain time.

Picking your pace team depends on what your finish line goal time is. Choose a pace group that reflects your training and ability level based on finish times during training, and allows you to run at a comfortable rate throughout the race.

If you can’t decide between two paces, it is recommended that you start with the slower pace, as you can always pick it up later in the race.

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Stop & Shop

Kick off summer and celebrate any occasion by dining al fresco, firing up the grill or packing a picnic to enjoy outside. Join Stop & Shop Nutrition Partners to find seasonal recipes using fresh from the garden fruits and vegetables, quick meal solutions, healthy eating on a budget and more. Get inspired with these seasonal summer recipes.

Check out the Health & Wellness Videos for tips and recipes. Interested in simple ingredient swaps that make baked goods a little healthier and still taste great? Watch the Healthy Baking Hacks video and then make Gluten-Free Pistachio-Cranberry Breakfast Cookies using applesauce instead of oil. Lighten up your favorite treats while still delivering on deliciousness.

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A how-to guide to stay healthy during the summer heat

The dog days of summer are upon us. Hot, with humid air so thick you have to carve it with a knife. The good news is that you don’t have to stop exercising outside just because of the sweltering temperatures, but you do have to prepare, respect the outside elements and follow some easy tips from Select Physical Therapy.