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Exercise and Mental Health

Exercise and Mental Health

22 July 2020

By – Dr Justin Ross –  clinical psychologist in Denver, CO, specializing in human performance.  “Running is my therapy” is a statement I hear frequently from athletes across age, gender, culture, and experience level, cutting across a wide swath of demographics. Although running, and exercise more broadly stated, offers many therapeutic components, it is not a replacement for counseling or therapy, there is something powerful behind this statement. Regular exercisers can attest to the power of movement on mood, emotional well-being and mental health in general. Researchers are beginning to look more closely at the links between exercise and the impact on...

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Let's Talk Foot Placement!

Let's Talk Foot Placement!

22 May 2020

Runners often exhibit form habits that can be attributed to  prior injuries, limited range of motion, and movement patterns. This generally results from years of sitting, standing and running with less than optimal alignment and running form. Moving at a slow cadence and with sub-optimal movement patterns often results  in inefficiencies and, in some cases may lead […]

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10 Quick Tips for New Runners

10 Quick Tips for New Runners

15 May 2020

By – Andrew Maxwell – Newton Running A friend and I were recently discussing how running seems to be the one athletic movement we’re all expected to “know how to do”. Simply lace up your shoes and head out the door for a run. Meanwhile someone taught us how to swim, to throw a baseball or to shoot a basketball. All those other sports came with guidance, coaching or instruction. The truth is while we were all “born to run” there are lessons we learn along the way. For new runners, beginning to run with regularity can be overwhelming or intimidating....

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Running while Pregnant + Postpartum

Running while Pregnant + Postpartum

8 May 2020

Interview with Ellen Cline, Marathoner & Mother of Three Introduction: Can you tell us a bit about yourself and your history with running? When did you get started? You have three beautiful children. Did you train through all three pregnancies? Hi! My name is Ellen. I live in the Denver Metro area with my family. I have a 4 year old, 2 year old, and 3 month old. I started running in 2010. I was not an athlete growing up and am not a natural born runner. Over the last decade I've completed a dozen half marathons and I finished...

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Engaging Gravity From the Core

Engaging Gravity From the Core

1 May 2020

Running can and should be a fairly passive activity. When running with good balance and relaxation a runner has access to a limitless resource, gravity. Now, most people would assume that a runner must fight the forces of gravity in order to get their feet off of the ground and to maintain forward motion. If a runner’s form is correct, gravity becomes the primary propulsive force. Running with good posture, a high cadence and a foot strike that is under the center of mass sets a runner up to use this elusive force. We have all been exposed to the...

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