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DEAR MAYO CLINIC: A few neighbors formed a running group to train for a marathon in 2021. I'm thinking about joining them as I know that running can be good exercise, but I've never run before. Is running a marathon actually good for my health? Should I do certain things to avoid injuries? Read more

Running is a great cardiovascular activity and one that has definite health advantages. For people who enjoy running, training, and completing a marathon or road race, brings a great sense of satisfaction. But when COVID-19 struck, many races were canceled to limit crowds. Now, virtual races… Read more

When the pandemic started, we sat too much, ate too much and drank too much. But trainer/dietitian Anika Christ says it's time to quit using COVID-19 as an excuse. Sure, the pandemic disrupted our lives, but we've had six months to develop new routines, so that excuse doesn't cut it anymore. Read more

Like it or not, virtual schooling means that a lot of kids are now spending their days in front of a screen. The shift is a challenge for all of those involved. But taking short breaks — let’s call them mini-recesses — could help your kid stay focused. Read more

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Clad in black leggings and grip socks, Katy Winter strides into Vita, her Oakland, Calif.-based fitness studio. She’s all primed to teach a power Pilates class to a group of clients, only the place is completely empty. Read more

Exercise is important for a healthy body and mind, but if you’re feeling under the weather, you may wonder what’s OK to tackle or if you should hang up your sneakers. Dr. Daniel Montero, a Mayo Clinic sports medicine physician, offers some advice for when to exercise. Read more

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MADISON, Wis. — After using different spaces around the community for about eight years, Lisa Peyton-Caire, her Foundation for Black Women’s Wellness and the women they serve in Madison and Dane County have a permanent place to call home. Read more

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California Gov. Gavin Newsom wants to pause physical education tests for students for three years due to concerns over bullying and the test discriminating against disabled and non-binary students. The move also comes after annual test results show a growing percentage o… Read more

Every 365.25 days, when the Earth completes a full orbit around the Sun, we humans have the opportunity to hit the reset button and become fitter, finer versions of ourselves. As usual for January, social media is humming with advice on how to eat better, exercise regularly, lose weight and … Read more

January is a time when many people make resolutions – and then break them. Almost 60% of Americans will resolve to exercise more, but fewer than 10% will stick with their resolution. A key to keeping resolutions is ensuring they are measurable, and a simple way to track activity is through a… Read more

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Frigid temperatures can discourage even the most motivated exercisers. Without motivation, it's easy to pack away your workout gear for the winter. But you don't have to let cold weather spell the end of your fitness routine. Try these tips for exercising during cold weather to stay fit, mot… Read more

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Payal Kadakia, 36, is executive chairwoman of ClassPass, the popular app and monthly subscription service that she founded in 2011. ClassPass gives users the freedom to take a broad range of exercise classes, including yoga, cycling, Pilates, strength training, boxing and more. ClassPass use… Read more

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No more dingy church basements: This couple has created a beautiful, community yoga studio for people in recovery Read more