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In 2018, the American Psychological Association reported that 34% of Americans say their stress levels had shot up in the last year. Our society celebrates a chaotic and busy lifestyle and frowns upon those who take time off to rest and recoup. A go go go lifestyle usually comes with added stress and living in a state of chronic stress can have a huge impact on our health, wellness, and longevity. Fortunately, there are healthy ways to manage stress. Keep reading to find out what they are and how you can implement them into your life! When our body feels...

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Running demands control in all three planes of movement: front to back, side to side, and twisting. This article focuses on the importance of training the rotational component of running and will give you five counter-rotation exercises you can easily implement into your strength training routine, to benefit your running! “If you hold the drum and twist the handle equally in each direction, the beads at the end of the line on each side will swing, beating the drum on both sides in perfect synchronization. But if we bend the handle a bit then twist it, the beads hit out...

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NEW in 2019 - Preferred Parking Lot, walking distance from the Finish Line! We have a new opportunity to offer parking in a lot location about 1/3 mile from the Finish Line!! Spaces in this lot are reserved for VIPs and people who pay for Preferred Parking. The parking lot is located at: 43909 SE Tanner Rd, North Bend, WA 98045. Do you want to be within walking distance of your car when you finish the race? We are offering Preferred Parking spaces for $20/car, and we have space for 100 cars on race day. There will be 4 shuttles to take...

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“I started running back in middle school because the track team in middle school had no cuts. As long as you kept showing up, you got to be on the team. I kept running through high school and for a short while in college (if you can classify pole vaulting as running), and then I took a very long break. When my father was turning 60, I was turning 30. He was going to run the Baltimore Marathon and so I joined him. It was going to be each of our first marathons, and I thought it would be a...

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When I talk about core muscles most people immediately think of their abdominals (transverse abdominis, and internal and external obliques), but I also want you to include your pelvic floor muscles, your back muscles (multifidus, erector spinae, and longissimus thoracis), and the diaphragm when you think of your core. Picture your core is similar to that of a soda can. If the soda can has a dent in the side of it and then you add a load to the can, what happens? It gets crushed or dented; in terms of your core, you could get hurt. It’s important to...

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