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Run for It: The Impact of Running

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

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

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, […]