It’s a runner’s paradise at Greatist this week, as we celebrated National Running Day — 34 different ways! Plus, we got the low-down on how to avoid the most common running injuries. Running’s not your thing? Don’t turn away just yet! We also rounded up the 30 best health and fitness Pinterest boards and some super awesome summer superfoods (with healthy recipes to match). It’s time to kick off the summer right with plenty of healthy recipes, exercise tips, and motivation. — David Tao


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34 Ways to Make You a Better Runner

Running can be hard. But we want to make it easier! Here are 34 killer articles to help you get in perfect running shape.

The Most Common Running Injuries and How to Avoid Them

Are you a runner? Yes. Have you been injured? Probably. Learn about the most common running injuries and how to help stop them in their tracks (or trails).

What’s the Ideal Warm-Up?

Ready, set — wait, what about the warm-up? Before the whistle blows, there are a few dos and don’ts to gearing the body up for exercise.

How My Diet and Exercise Slip-Ups Helped Me Shape-Up

GUEST POST: After trying every weight loss system in the book, Brittani Rettig needed a new plan of attack. Hear how she transformed her missteps into a happy, healthy, and sustainable lifestyle.

CharityMiles App Donates for Every Step You Take

CharityMiles is a new mobile app that turns your daily run into a daily donation. Launched just in time for National Running Day, will it be a runaway success or stumble out of the gates?

Links We Love: How Astronauts Lift In Space (and More)

Ready for some weekend link-love? From 10 reasons to hop on a bike to how astronauts stay fit in space, we’ve found our favorite links from around the web.


Recipe: Eggs and Potatoes in Spicy Tomato Sauce

A hearty take on the classic Middle Eastern dish Shakshouka, this potato, sausage, and tomato sauce-based spicy egg dish is perfect for any meal when it’s a comfort food kind of day.

10 Summer Superfoods (with Recipes)

What’s the best part about summer? Tons of farm-fresh produce! Here are our 10 favorite summer superfoods (and our favorite ways to eat them).

The 30 Must-Follow Health and Fitness Pinterest Boards

Want some top-notch fitness and health motivation and information? Then start following these 30 Pinterest boards and get pinning!

The Impacts of Sun Damage (and How to Avoid Them!)

One man’s shocking before and after show the dangers of sun damage. Read on for how can you enjoy the heat and skip the burn.


How to Beat City Stress

Are concrete jungles all they’re cracked up to be? Research suggests city living might be more stressful.

The Most Efficient Man Alive: Interview With Ari Meisel

He’s competed in Ironman races, gets a full night’s rest in five hours, and never has more than 10 emails in his inbox. Find out why Ari Meisel can help you get more efficient at everything.

Quote: Douglas Adams on Life’s Journey

Douglas Adams was best known for writing the “Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” series, but he also used his wit to impart some zen life advice here!

How One Cup of Coffee Can Change Your Life

GUEST POST: Patti Maciesz loves coffee. Here’s how the simple ritual of brewing her own every day has helped her reclaim her mornings and improve her life for the better.