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Injury Prevention

  • Disordered Eating

    Amy Reinink /

    You don’t have an easily diagnosable eating disorder to be in danger. In fact, 66 percent of women in the United States will suffer from disordered eating at some point in their lives. Think your relationship with food might be risky? Check our list of red flags and tips for getting healthy. Click Here for […]

  • Dangerous Relationship

    Amy Reinink /

    An estimated two-thirds of women in the United States suffer from disordered eating—a disease which spells dire consequences for female runners. On the surface, Kendra Glassman was the picture of health. The 31-year-old registered dietitian carried 100 pounds on her 5-foot-1-inch frame, within the “normal” range, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. […]

  • Never Get Injured Again!

    Never Get Injured Again!

    Jessie Waters /

    Running long distances doesn’t have to come with a side of shin splints...

  • Moji Knee

    Holly Bennett /

    At some point or another, it’s bound to happen. The longer you’ve been a runner, the more likely you’ve experienced some type of injury. The knees are prime targets for running-related pain, given the amount of impact they take throughout a runner’s career. If you suffer from knee pain, you know it can be difficult […]

  • Tackling the Top Running Injuries

    Tackling the Top Running Injuries

    Breanne George /

    Dr. John Gross offers straightforward advice to help treat and prevent the most common women’s running injuries. Based on your experience, what are the most common running-related injuries women face? Are there injuries women are more prone to than men? The most common running injuries in women aren’t so different than those found in men. […]

  • Run for It: The Impact of Running

    Jeana Durst /

    Learn how your regular runs can add up to better health—and when a run might actually compromise your health. Ask any runner, and you’ll hear the same refrain: “When I feel a little cold coming on, I lace up and sweat it out.” They’re quite confident that running can ward off just about any illness. […]

  • Take Control

    Amy E. Lemen /

    Stress doesn’t have to wreak havoc on your life. Make it work for you. Tight deadlines, unpaid bills, angry coworkers.  In today’s 24/7, go-go-go world, stress is unavoidable – but that’s not necessarily a bad thing. “The body’s stress hormones, particularly cortisol, give us the power to get up and go in the morning,” says […]

  • Flip-Flops Fall Flat

    Tiffany Connors /

    Another reason to pack up your flip-flops for the season? A study in the Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association tested plantar pressure—which can lead to the painful plantar fasciitis—for women wearing athletic shoes, flip-flops and in bare feet. The flip-flops were only slightly better at protecting feet from plantar pressure than going shoeless, […]