Running is a Stressor

Running is a Stressor

The idea that running is a stress reliever is pretty universally accepted, but did you know that physically, running is actually a stressor? You read that right. Running, and other moderate to high intensity exercise, raises levels of cortisol, a stress hormone. That doesn’t mean running is unhealthy - quite the opposite! It’s just that your body needs the right conditions to support it. Learn how to best support your exercise in this post!

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Gentle Movement I've Been Loving Lately

Gentle Movement I've Been Loving Lately

“No pain, no gain” used to be my exercise mantra, and since I don’t really like pain, I just didn’t work out. Now that I’ve learned to love gentle movement, exercise has become a regular part of my life. Sharing ideas for gentle movement that I’ve been loving lately, including kayaking, hiking, walking the dogs and yoga.

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