Well: Can Too Much Exercise Harm the Heart?

Photo Credit iStock With many of us contemplating marathons or other prolonged endurance events in 2016, we, our spouses and other family members most likely have wondered whether such strenuous training could be harmful to our hearts. Could any of…

Well: 12 Minutes of Yoga for Better Bone Health

Photo Credit Paul Rogers Yoga enthusiasts link the practice to a long list of health benefits, including greater flexibility and range of motion, stronger muscles, better posture and balance, reduced emotional and physical stress, and increased self-awareness and self-esteem. But…

Well: When Runners Go the Distance, but Races Don’t

Photo Carolina Luevanos-Garcia at the finish line in Chattanooga.Credit When we hear about a road-race shortcut, many of us think of Rosie Ruiz, who notoriously cut into the final mile of the 1980 Boston Marathon to win the women’s title….

Woman running in the city

How Exercise May Help Us Fight Off Colds

When we think of inflammation, we usually think of fever, swelling and redness. But inflammation can also be a good thing, helping the body to heal itself as it fights invading microbes.

Well: Trying to Beat My 25-Year-Old Self

Photo Jen A. Miller runs a race in Washington Crossing, Pa.Credit I set my personal record of 22:12 for a 5K when I was 25, in the first race I ever ran. I went through 12 weeks of training to…