Do You Really Need 10,000 Steps Every Day? Probably Not

Find any gathering of adults, and I can almost guarantee that the question, “So which tracker do you use?” will come up. Tracking steps 10,000 steps every day is as ubiquitous as those 80 Starbucks you find on half the corners in your city. For the record, I wear a Garmin Forerunner 235 and drink [ keep reading ]

Why You Should Run Without Music

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Running is the most popular form of exercise on the planet. For many people, however, running is also one of the most boring activities on the planet. Like most runners, I have a love/hate thing going on with this sport. Most of the time I love it. At times, running is awesome, fun, and can [ keep reading ]

4 Reasons Swimming Is a Great Sport

Swimming is a great sport for exercise. I grew up swimming for fun but never for exercise. As a parent, I realize what a great sport swimming is after watching my kids swim competitively. There are many benefits to getting involved in swimming. Low Impact Swimming and other water sports are naturally low impact on [ keep reading ]

Exercise is Not a Punishment

How many times have you heard yourself say something like, “Wow – I ate too much! Guess I’m going to have to punish myself in the gym tomorrow!” I know I’ve said it many times in the past. For a long time, exercise was a form of self-abuse for me. It was something I did [ keep reading ]

Should Biological Males Compete as Females?

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The world of track and field is immersed in controversy regarding transgender and intersex athletes competing as female runners. The two issues are slightly different; yet, the base questions when males compete as females remain the same. I believe such issues will continue to proliferate in the coming years. We can’t deny that every human [ keep reading ]

Nike Plus-Size Mannequin Sparks Anger, Because We Can’t Have Nice Things

Did you know that right now, at this very moment, there are people living in bigger bodies? Just going around existing like they have some kind of right? Apparently some companies are even trying to sell products to these people. The nerve. Like the Nike plus-size mannequin that recently went up. According to, like, everyone [ keep reading ]

6 Songs That Should be on Every Runner’s Playlist

Running and music go together like socks and shoes. Without a doubt, listening to music while running can make the miles fly by. The right song at the right time gives you an added boost when you thought you had nothing left in the tank. For the majority of my running career, I’ve preferred to [ keep reading ]

How to Prevent Chafing While Running

Leggings are perhaps the greatest thing to happen to women’s pants since, I don’t know, ever. Leggings with pockets, leggings with prints, leggings with those amazing mesh panels behind the knees. But as much as I love my leggings, the moment it starts getting warm I want to throw on a pair of shorts for [ keep reading ]

The Best Exercises to Tighten Your Core – No Sit Ups Required!

I firmly believe that healthy bodies come in all shapes and sizes. How thin you are is less important than your overall exercise and eating habits. That being said, I understand how frustrating it is to feel as though you’re doing everything right but not quite seeing the results that you want. There was a [ keep reading ]

3 Ways Running Prepares You for a Life of Success

Exercise is a big part of a healthy lifestyle. Of the many types of exercise, distance running is one of the best and most practical. A healthy lifestyle that includes a running routine can have astounding benefits, both physical and mental. Undoubtedly, one of the greatest things about running is its simplicity. All you need [ keep reading ]


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