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The 6 Dimensions of Health and How To Nourish Them

It can be hard to ignore the marketing drumbeat of the wellness industry: crystals, detoxing, probiotics, supplements…oh so many supplements. And as a result, there’s a feeling that the secret to wellness is hidden somewhere inside a Goop store or self-help book.

The …

Behold! The Training Power of Parenthood

Last year’s surprise 2018 Leadville 100 winner, Katie Arnold, has an unconventional approach to training.

A mid-40s mother of two girls, a book deadline, and dealing with the recovery of a broken leg, Arnold’s full plate made training for a 100-mile race difficult. …

Is Too Much Exercise Bad for the Heart?

Past studies found that endurance athletes, like marathon runners, have scarring in their heart muscles as well as coronary plaques which can cause a heart attack. So is too much exercise bad for us?

But first, it’s important to note that most of …

Mind Over (Genetic) Matter: Does Our Mindset Limit Performance?

Consumer genetic testing gives us all an opportunity to discover gene variants that influence our palate, behavior, and health inheritance. But a recent study has shown that our genetic makeup may not have as big an influence on our behavior as our mindset.

For starters, the science on gene variants …

It is HOT outside! Time to Drink More Water On and Off the Trails.

Most of us are experiencing a heat wave this summer, it’s important to keep drinking water. Inadequate hydration can have a profound affect on our physical and mental condition, especially during the summer. And despite the proliferation of water bottles, canteens, Nalgenes, and hydration packs, many of us aren’t …