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Kicking the butt: Running group can help you to quit smoking

Having difficulty in quitting smoking? Try running as it can help you refrain. As per a recent UCB report, almost half of the people who completed a 10-week program involving running were able to successfully quit smoking. Carly Priebe, postdoctoral fellow in UBC’s school of Kinesiology said, “This shows that physical activity can be a successful smoking-cessation aid and that a community-based program might offer that. Because doing it on your own is very difficult.” In Canada, 178 smokers registered for the 2016 ‘Run to Quit’ program at Running Room…

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Tips for recovery after running a marathon

Post Marathon week is the most awaited and enjoyable week which is something, I always look forward to! This is how I spend my post marathon week putting all my energy and focus on recovering and bouncing back. This is the best time to relax, recover and re-start. Congratulations for finishing your Marathon now it’s time to focus on recovery especially after you have run those hard-fought 26.2 miles where the body goes through physical stress, wear and tear of your muscles. It’s now time to rehydrate and refuel. Recovery…

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Hate Winter Running? Maybe You’re Doing it Wrong

Many detest it and simply refuse to do it, while others do it begrudgingly while longing for spring’s sunny days. A third group, though, loves it and says that “it’s not a matter of bad weather; it’s a matter of bad clothing choices.” We’re talking about winter running – which even in the mid-Atlantic can mean temperatures in the 20s, high winds and freezing rain. None of this, though, has ever stopped Kathy Pugh, a Washington resident and coach who has been leading winter runs and race prep for nearly…

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Not Getting Enough Out of Running Races? Walk

Meghan Kita has been running for 14 years, ever since joining her high school track team. She’s got 17 marathons under her belt and a gig as a senior editor at Runner’s World magazine. So it was kind of a big deal last month when Kita decided to try something she’d never wanted to do at a race before. She walked. It’s not that she has anything against people who take it slow, Kita is quick to point out. It’s that for her, personally, walking had always felt like giving…

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Have you tried ‘running meditation’ yet?

It’s said that there’s nothing like a good run around the block to work off the day’s steam and stress. But the next time you do so, don’t just lace up and take off without a thought. Instead, try running meditation, considered the ‘zen’ of running. What it is Mindfulness has been talked about a lot of late – with meditative eating, working and walking, becoming a huge trend. And meditative running too, is about a heightened awareness of the self (different sensations) and of the surrounding, as you run….

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How I Kept Running While I Was Pregnant

Running is a huge part of my life. Most of my social life involves running. It’s my preferred form of therapy. I almost always have a race on the horizon, and I get up early to log miles before work more often than not. In other words, I’m one of “those people” – the generally eccentric bunch of fitness nuts that make Colorado Springs a top running town. When we found out I was pregnant with my first child in January, my husband and I were thrilled. After the initial…

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