Month: March 2019

Debbie Strong, Everyday Health | Running won’t ruin your knees and eight other truths about joint health. To avoid injury, you should stretch every time you run — both before and after. Fast Facts Running doesn’t cause the wear-and-tear arthritis called osteoarthritis. Taking rest days between running is critical to keeping your joints healthy. The surface […]

Zoe Weiner, MARCH 19, 2019   These days, “foam rolling” and “recovery” have practically become synonymous—despite the fact that you can, apparently, use your foam roller for an actual workout, too. But what you may not know is that everyone’s favorite recovery tool has another important function aside from helping soothe sore muscles after a workout: They can actually […]

Scott W. Tunis MD FACS | Iron is the element in hemoglobin in our red cells that binds and carries oxygen. It’s also why our blood is red. Low in Iron = less oxygen delivery = poorer exercise performance. Not good. 2,3-DPG (2,3-diphosphoglycerate) is a chemical also present in relatively small amounts in our red […]

Leigh Weingus | Standing up straight, making strong eye contact, smiling. You’ve probably heard these tried-and-true methods for improving confidence, but what if we told you that the key to self-assurance lies in something you probably already do? We’re talking about running. Regular exercise—specifically running—comes with a myriad of mental health benefits, confidence being one […]