The burn before the feast

The average American will consume more than 4,500 calories on Thanksgiving – more than twice the recommended daily caloric intake. Research by the Calorie Control Council found the average holiday dinner […]

Running with dogs

Runner’s World magazine is combining two of my favorite things this week: running and dogs. Today, Runner’s World kicked off dog week and promised a week full of stories about running […]

Knitting whilst marathoning

A 41-year-old man knitted a 12-foot scarf while running in the Kansas City Marathon earlier this month. You know, because running a marathon isn’t hard enough. David Babcock stitched a red, orange […]

Healthy pets, healthy people

Americans’ waistlines aren’t the only things suffering as a result of the U.S. obesity epidemic. Our pets’ health is also taking a hit. Nearly 70 percent of adults are overweight, and […]

America’s core runners

Running USA released this week its 2013 State of the Sport report, creating a profile of the core runners in America. The comprehensive study is conducted every two years and assesses […]

Holiday fun runs

The holidays are upon us. And what are the holidays without festive fun runs? Gingerbread men jogging 5Ks. Elves sprinting with kids. And Santa Claus racing 10Ks. The metro area’s holiday cheer […]

Strange but true

We may be between full moons, but the news is full of health-related oddities. From the Zumba instructor accused of running a prostitution business in her dance studio to the guy […]

Political marathoners

By now, I’m sure most everyone has heard about Paul Ryan’s gaffe regarding his marathon time. For the handful of you who haven’t: In a radio interview last month, Ryan claimed […]

Dogs like treadmills too

Just like American people, U.S. pups have a weight problem. More than half of the dogs in the U.S. are classified as overweight or obese. Of the 41 million heavy-set dogs, […]

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