To walk or to run, that is the question

I get this question all the time – “Do I have to run?” It’s no secret that many of us do not like, or rather loath, running. It tends to be one of those love it or hate it types of exercises. I personally enjoy running, but not enough to run a marathon or even to run every day. And according to the research, you don’t have to! That’s good news for those of us who prefer other activities to running. For example, briskly walking has the same (if not more) benefit to running when compared mile-to-mile. Continue reading “To walk or to run, that is the question”

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4 must-do yoga poses for runners

Running is an excellent weight-bearing, full body cardio exercise. It can also cause a lot of tightness in the hips, calves, knees, hamstrings, and front body, which is why it’s important to stretch regularly after running (and any workout for that matter). So here are 4 of my favorite yoga poses to do after a run that hit all those tight places! Each pose should be held for 10-30 seconds and done 2-3 times.

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