The costly obesity and exercise crises in the U.S.

Many runners are immersed in the world of training runs, races, and workouts. It is easy to become so focused on your running that you fail to understand the real obesity (and exercise) crisis in the U.S. The truth is that most people are not runners – and many engage in no form of exercise […]

Running is key to slowing the harmful effects of the aging process

A common concern of most people is to find ways to hold off the harmful effects of the aging process. From heart disease, to cancer, to diabetes, the human body is subject to numerous risks as we get older. The New York Times has an interesting article today on just how important exercise, such as […]

Commit to one lifestyle change per month to improve your life

The Huffington Post has an interesting article on college students and exercise. The article provides information on why exercise is so important and also gives lots of tips on how college students can work exercise into their busy schedules. These tips can apply to anyone. One part of the article talks about a college professor […]

Lower Blood Pressure and Heart Rate Through Running

When thinking about the muscles that are strengthened by running, most runners will think of the quadriceps, hamstrings, and calves. While it is true that running does a great job of developing these muscles, many runners forget about the unseen, but most important muscle that running strengthens: the heart. Making the heart stronger through running […]

Marathons and Heart Attacks

A reader asks: Can you explain why, in many big marathons, there is at least one runner who suffers a heart attack? I thought that running is supposed to be good for your heart. I always feel awful when I read those news stories. Perhaps the greatest shock for me was when Ryan Shay, an […]