Healthy Lifestyle

Improve Your Balance With These Moves

This challenge is all about balance exercises. The task is to walk from one end of a narrow surface to the other without looking down, walk backward to the starting point, then finally walk to the middle of your imaginary “balance beam,” squat down as low as you can, and rise back up to standing. […]

A Top College Runner Opens Up About Her Struggle With Amenorrhea

Emma Abrahamson didn’t get her first period until age 22, after she stopped training. She wants other young women and girls to learn from her story. By the time Emma Abrahamson graduated from the University of Oregon in March 2018, she had been running competitively for 11 years—three of them as a Duck, representing one […]

Ask the Experts: Long Runs and Healthy Hamstrings

This month, Women’s Running experts chime in on how far to run during the buildup to goal races, why consistency in training is important, and how to keep those hamstrings happy. How long should my longest run be before a goal race? When building up for races—no matter the distance—it’s important to incorporate a long run. This […]

How I’m Stifling Jealousy Of My Friend’s Speedy New PR

I was thrilled after achieving a half-marathon personal record of 1:23 this past fall. Considering I’d done minimal speed work leading up to the November race, my 4-minute PR was substantial. I remember feeling elated throughout the entire race weekend, amazed that my hard work had paid off and grateful for a body that was […]

Transforming Your Bad Habits Into New, Healthy Habits

Out With The Old, In With The New For many of us, the beginning of a new calendar year provides the perfect excuse to rethink the behaviors that aren’t serving us. After all, everyone has bad habits and self-sabotaging behaviors they wish they could change. Some of us struggle to stick with a healthy diet […]

These Are The Yoga Poses Runners Should Avoid

Many runners find yoga to be an incredibly helpful addition to their workout regimen. It can help us increase the range of motion in areas that, traditionally, get overly tight due to the repetitive movements of our sport. Yoga is also beneficial for strengthening some of the muscles that can get a bit lazy without […]

These Athletes Embrace Running To Curb The Symptoms Of Dementia

Running From Dementia Along the graceful slopes of Lower Cape Cod, Greg O’Brien loved to run past vibrant gardens and moss-covered trees with perhaps an errant seagull overhead. It felt so good. Suddenly, the running experience took a twist O’Brien wasn’t expecting. His short-term memory lapsed. He didn’t recognize people he had known for years. […]