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Walking: Is it Better Than Running?

*By: Megan Deppen* Photo: Matt Flores In my teens and 20s, I would run almost everyday. Not only was it a great full body workout, I loved how it made me feel. (Yes, 'runner's high' is a real thing!) However, my younger self didn't realize how much of a toll running can take on the…

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How to Start Running: A Beginner’s Guide

*By Christi Shingara* Photo: Clemens van Lay I wasn't always into running. In my teens, I actually hated it and have not so fond memories of running the dreaded mile in gym class, which I thought was absolute torture. Playing basketball in high school incorporated lots of running, mainly in the form of sprints, so…

Winter Exercise: How to Stay Warm Out There!

*By: Christi Shingara* Photo: Madara Parma Just because the colder temps have set in, doesn't mean you still can't exercise outdoors! I have always loved to run outside and never enjoyed running on a treadmill. It's much more stimulating to breathe in fresh air and be around nature while working out. It puts me in…

Selecting the Right Running Shoes

*By: Christi Shingara* Photo: Bruno Nascimento I have been an avid runner for years. No, I have not run a marathon yet or even a half marathon. I am more of a leisure runner that enjoys doing it daily for strength and clarity, but never running more than five or six miles during an outing.…