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Paper tape can help prevent blisters

Apr 12 9:21 a.m.

Article by: ARA Staff

"In a new study, Lipman and colleagues report that inexpensive paper tape, the kind available at most drugstores, when applied to blister-prone areas prior to exercise, successfully prevented both the incidence and frequency of foot blisters." Read More

Swim. Bike. Cheat?

Apr 08 1:17 p.m.

Article by: ARA Staff

"As she ran, Davis looked out for rivals, asking the age of every woman she passed or who passed her, and encountered none from her age group." Read More

Is a Healthy Lifestyle Worth It?

Apr 06 9:18 p.m.

Article by: ARA Staff

"Over the course of the study, the participants did lose weight. But their rate of heart trouble didn’t decrease." Read More

Boston Strong tribute unveiled on course

Apr 04 12:10 p.m.

Article by: ARA Staff

"The blue and yellow memorial pays tribute to those who were killed and injured in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings. It will greet runners as they cross the intersection of Comm. Ave. and Charlesgate West under the Bowker Overpass, roughly a mile from the finish line" Read More

Lifting, the New Running?

Mar 31 10:25 p.m.

Article by: ARA Staff

Don't worry. The old running we know and love is still around. But lifting can provide added benefits. "Research from the University of South Carolina found that women who were put on a twice-weekly programme of resistance training had a staggering 60pc decrease in anxiety levels and lowered levels of irritability in only six weeks. The effect also seemed best after moderate, not intense, strength training." Read More

Boston Security high priority

Mar 30 11:47 a.m.

Article by: ARA Staff

"He said heightened measures used since the 2013 attacks would be in place, including stepped-up patrols by uniformed and undercover officers, a greater use of surveillance cameras and tactical units, and checkpoints for the tens of thousands of spectators lining the route." Read More

Filming Starts For Boston Bombing Movie

Mar 28 12:36 a.m.

Article by: ARA Staff

"The film, Patriots Day, stars Boston native Mark Wahlberg and begins filming in Boston on Tuesday. It's already stirred emotions and a bit of controversy, as some don't want the deadly drama playing out again in their backyards." Read More

Best GPS Running and Fitness Watches

Mar 22 9:56 a.m.

Article by: ARA Staff

Style and functions galore - GPS Running Watches have come a long way. Here are the best, according to The Trend Spotter. Read More

A Grand Return

Mar 17 10:25 p.m.

Article by: ARA Staff

"In the spring of 1966, 23-year-old Roberta “Bobbi” Gibb made a ripple as the first woman to run the Boston Marathon ... the Boston Athletic Association (BAA) just announced Gibb will be the grand marshal of the 2016 Boston Marathon on Monday, April 18." Read More

Running and Brain Cells

Mar 14 noon

Article by: ARA Staff

"The brains of rats who ran daily showed enormous growth in the number of brain cells in the hippocampus. The New York Times reports, “Their hippocampal tissue teemed with new neurons, far more than in the brains of the sedentary animals.” And that’s not all, the amount of new cells in the brain seemed to be correlated with the distance the rats ran. In other words, the more miles covered by a runner throughout the experiment, the more new cells its brain contained after seven weeks." Read More

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