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Why I/We Hate Exercise (And How to Circumnavigate Our Reluctance)

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 01.15.2016 | Healthy Living
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Jane Simon, M.D.

This equation is simple:a few minutes of discipline equals hours of comfort, pleasure, a lengthened lifespan, and less time spent on medical procedures.

The Long Road to Boston

Jason Saltmarsh | Posted 12.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Jason Saltmarsh

Not every run is enjoyable. Some runs are just work. But that's okay. The hurt and the work are what make our accomplishments so sweet. Revel in the entire training experience, even the long run. Running is a blessing and an opportunity to be cherished.

You Are Not Alone

David Willey | Posted 12.18.2015 | Healthy Living
David Willey

Fifty-seven years after the first running club was officially founded, new running tribes are popping up all over, with different agendas but the same...

The 10 Best Exercises You Can Do For The Rest Of Your Life

U.S. News & World Report | Erin Schumaker | Posted 12.06.2015 | Healthy Living

From boot camps to SoulCycle to early morning dance parties, there’s no shortage of fitness trends with a devoted, young, fit following. Bu...

Dad, No! Men in Tights

Jason Saltmarsh | Posted 12.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Jason Saltmarsh

It's officially December, and even though it's been unseasonably warm here in New Hampshire this year, the temperatures are hovering below freezing fo...

11 Rules Of Running Buddy Etiquette

Health.com | Posted 12.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Health.com

Over the weekend, I asked a girlfriend to join me for a jog along the Hudson River Park Bikeway. The weather was perfect, so we agreed to run to Chelsea Piers and back and stop for coffee afterward. But we started off on an awkward foot -- no pun intended...

Runners Make Pilgrimage to Thanksgiving Races

Jason Saltmarsh | Posted 11.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Jason Saltmarsh

Thanksgiving is the most popular race day of the year in the USA. Runners of all ages and abilities line up around the country at local Turkey Trots, ...

ICYMI: What Runners Think About And A New-Old Approach To Staph

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 11.08.2015 | Healthy Living

ICYMI Health features what we're reading this week. This week, we read about medical decisions, both personal and professional. First, we took in...

2015 NYC Marathon Start: What You Need to Know

Jason Saltmarsh | Posted 10.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Jason Saltmarsh

The 2015 New York City Marathon is about to begin. Over 50,000 runners will line up on Nov. 1 for a red carpet running tour of New York City's five bo...

This Runner Did A Marathon Without Talking About It #SportsLegend

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 10.23.2015 | Comedy

Some great athletic feats are the result of years of preparation and training. And then there are those few moments where an incredible performance co...

What's the Least Amount of Running You Need to Do to Be Healthy?

Thrillist | Posted 10.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Thrillist

By: Candace Nelson Credit: Shutterstock You've seen those people who wake up early, pep already in their step, to go for a five-mile run before wor...

10 Reasons To Run That Have Nothing To Do With Losing Weight

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 10.04.2015 | Healthy Living

Earlier this year, I decided to commit to a regular running routine because climbing the stairs to my third-floor walkup wasn't really enough cardio. ...

7 Stories That Make You Proud To Be A Runner

Runner's World | Posted 09.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Runner's World

Amazing stories involving running surface by the hundreds every year. (Flip through any issue of Runner's World and you'll see what we mean.) From young to old, elite athlete to newbie, the running community continues to show it not only hits the road each day to stay healthy or PR a race, but also to help others and inspire.

What Real People Think About When They Run

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 08.28.2015 | Healthy Living

When elite runners were tasked with thinking aloud during an eight-mile run, 32 percent of them thought about how painful running was. "Hill, you...

Running Injuries: 5 Steps to Recover Like a Champion

Jason Saltmarsh | Posted 07.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Jason Saltmarsh

An injured runner is like a feral animal. Our instincts tell us to move, to flee, to run like we have for so long. But, we know that we must stay still and heal before we can go back to doing what it is we love. The trail beckons, but we have to resist.

The Siren Song of the Marathon

Jason Saltmarsh | Posted 07.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Jason Saltmarsh

Like mariners drawn to a rocky shoreline by the enchanting sound of mermaids, runners can't resist the lure of the epic marathon. This fall, hundreds ...

7 Myths About Running That Every Beginner Should Ignore

Kayla Matthews | Posted 06.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Kayla Matthews

Perhaps you searched websites and purchased a few specialty running magazines to help you get off to a strong start. That's generally a solid approach when it comes to learning about something new, but there are some pervasive myths that could confuse you as a beginning runner. Here are just a few of them:

Are You Running Too Much? 5 Warning Signs

Jason Saltmarsh | Posted 06.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Jason Saltmarsh

If you don't rest enough, your body can't adapt. A little "prehab" outweighs rehab any day.

Avoid These 5 Common Race Day Mistakes

Jason Saltmarsh | Posted 05.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Jason Saltmarsh

Races can be exhilarating and fun, but they can also be demoralizing and difficult. The smallest details can make a huge difference. To save you the trouble (and embarrassment) of having to learn from your own race day mistakes, I'll share mine with you.

Improve Your Running Stamina With Progression Runs

Jason Saltmarsh | Posted 05.03.2015 | Healthy Living
Jason Saltmarsh

Progression runs were once called the Kenyan secret. They're great for building stamina, mental strength, and teaching the body to run increasingly fa...

What It Takes to Break a World Record: The Story of Michael Wardian

Joe De Sena | Posted 06.15.2015 | Business
Joe De Sena

Uncertainty often makes us hesitant, but when used as motivation, it can produce the most outstanding results. The most successful people I've come across have mental discipline, they harness uncertainty and embrace the possibility of failure. As Mike has shown, a lifetime of success far outweighs temporary discomfort.

Why Distance Runners Are Super-Sexy, According To Science

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 04.13.2015 | Science

Guys who go the distance may be better at getting the girls. After all, a new study of marathoners suggests that endurance running ability signals ...

7 Cool Things Every Runner Needs

PureWow | Posted 05.12.2015 | Healthy Living
PureWow

Leggings are on. Playlist is queued up. You've got the essentials, but how about taking your run to the next level with, say, earbuds that light up to the beat of your music?

Race Tips for Beginning Runners

Jason Saltmarsh | Posted 05.06.2015 | Healthy Living
Jason Saltmarsh

First of all, congratulations! If you are reading this post, you've already come a long way -- literally. Think of all the miles you've run. Races offers runners a chance to celebrate the training they've done.

How to Cope With a Runaway Dog

Dr. Karen Becker | Posted 04.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Karen Becker

If your dog takes any opportunity to dash from your home and head for the hills, there could be a very good reason for it. In an interview with VetStr...