The Olympian talks about her new coach, training program, and why she’s feeling better than ever.
A pair of recent studies from Iowa State University found that even just a half hour of exercise may boost the effects of therapy over time.
Depression is a complex, common illness that stems from social, psychological, and biological factors. New research aims to unlock the interplay between physical activity and depression.
Yes, training can be a stress-buster—or it can cause even more stress. Learn how to find the line between the two and get smart about stress.
Go ahead, let your mind wander. It can be highly beneficial for your overall health and wellness.
Languishing is so 2021.
A starter guide on upping your game through meditation.
Yes, we can overcome serious food and body issues, but it takes work.
A new study shows just 30 minutes of exercise can help shake off cognitive fatigue.
How science is bridging the gap between physical and mental health.
Is there a special quality shared by top athletes who triumph over great challenges? And can anyone acquire it?
Dana Henderson logs miles to find her strength—and raises funds in support of suicide prevention as she prepares for the Chicago Marathon.
In her journey to the Olympics, Cockrell learned the importance of perspective and managing expectations.
Reacting to my kiddo's meltdowns only made them worse. Here's what happened when I learned to respond instead.
A sports psychologist gives seven tips to create your own winning mantras.
Runners set big goals and often those dreams don’t come true. It happens to everybody—even Olympians and Olympic hopefuls.
Olympian Tianna Bartoletta on Simone Biles, Elite Athletes, and Why Mental Health is More Important Than Gold Medals
Three-time Olympic gold medalist long jumper and sprinter knows something about rising to the occasion on the world's biggest stage. And she has a powerful message for fans and spectators.
Prebiotics may improve your gut health and just may support your mental health too. Studies have found these supplements reduced anxiety in some individuals while they got to work in the microbiome.
Research shows how you address yourself on challenging runs affects your performance.
We spoke with three sports psychologists about how to prioritize mental health alongside physical health.
Lucy Del Gaudio wasn't finding success with traditional meds. Early morning runs have made all the difference.
We might focus too heavily on how running leads some people to weight loss and not enough on how it changes our minds, too.
A new study expands the benefits of the OG health foods.
The American Psychological Association study shows that the pandemic has done a number on our mental and physical well-being.
And what it means for you as a runner.
Your Brain on Running: A Deep Dive on the Latest Science and How to Become Smarter, Happier, and More Creative Through Running
The scientific reasons your training boosts your brain—and what you can do to take advantage of it.
Ajee’ Wilson is an Olympian and 800-meter American record-holder. She’s also the “coolest customer” you’ll ever meet, her coach says. Find out just how this U.S. track star remains unflappable under pressure and has become a master at resilience—and how you, too, can persevere through personal challenges.
Let things go to better reach your goals.
Marathoner Denise Williams has had running come and go in her life, but now sees outdoor recreation as essential to her continued self-care.
Nutrition therapist and trail runner Maria Dalzot shares wisdom on keeping a healthy balance, especially during a pandemic.
How trail runner Keely Henninger found her way back to running after injury gave her a reality check.
Between the pandemic, the news, financial hardships, childcare...we’re all so tired. Here’s how runners can take care of themselves.
These expert-approved techniques can also help you have a better relationship with running—and yourself.
Let's get lost.
From text neck to time wasted staring at a screen, your body will thank you for taking a break from the smartphone.
Professional athletes and experts share how learning from their injuries is helping them to cope with coronavirus.
We can do a better job of recognizing that injuries are rooted in physical issues, but often come with huge mental consequences.
It can give you a longer life, better sleep, improved immunity, mood, and more—and yes, it's even good for your knees and lower back.
Practice holding two seemingly incompatible emotions at the same time and balancing them, to break out of feeling like a situation is all-or-nothing.
The “Funhouse Mirror” Test: How to Spot and Fix Distorted Thinking Patterns That Are Holding You Back
In the face of injuries or setbacks, experts say we can often fall into distorted thinking patterns. Asking yourself this one question can help you paint a more accurate reflection.
Labeling the exact feeling you have in a given moment— calling an emotion what it is—can be surprisingly powerful.
In every challenging set of circumstances, there are ways—even small ones—to regain control and take action.
This research-backed drill can help you accept where you’re at and then take the next step forward.
The skills that allow you to adapt and endure during a race can get you through the challenge and unpredictability of the coronavirus pandemic.
Sometimes we need a little bit of time to contemplate our feelings about running. Here's how to make sure you are the perfect match.
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“When you feel so alone and like nobody understands what you’re going through, it’s terrible. That’s why I felt inclined to share my struggles.”
It's not as popular as road running, but taking to the trails can help you switch up your stride and slay your next road race.
Denise Sauriol's transparency about her struggles is part of what endears her to so many runners.