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Street-smart safety tips for runners

Despite what you may think, you are not invincible once you hit the streets. Dangers are around every corner! Safety should always a top priority when running. Here are some tips to keep you running and safe for a long time: Norton Sports Health You don’t have to be an elite athlete to get quality…

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Marathon training: Conquering hills

“Hill” can be a nasty four-letter word for any runner. Don’t let a fear of incline stand in your way of conquering a course with hills. With proper technique, you will build confidence and momentum to tame any hill. It’s not too late to join the Norton Sports Health team! Join the Kentucky Derby Festival…

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Is 2018 the year you start running?

  With the new year right around the corner, you may be thinking about your personal goals for 2018. Want to start running? Are you a runner already but want to up your game? Here are some tips to help you get from the couch to a 5k, or from a 10k to a half…

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Ironman Louisville triathalon volunteer repeats again and again

When asked, Charita Cooper offers some life advice. “If you have the opportunity to do something you don’t normally do, do it.” Cooper, diagnostic scheduler, Centralized Scheduling, practices what she preaches. Six years ago, when she was asked if she wanted to volunteer at the upcoming Ironman Louisville triathlon, she jumped right in. She didn’t…

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Barre class is suitable for every person. Here’s why

If you’re accustomed to exercise classes that push everyone to do the exact same thing, barre can offer an adaptive teaching method. There’s no forcing your body to do things that don’t serve it, and there’s no feeling like a failure when you choose to make a posture your own. There is just listening to…

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Mia Hamm inspires athletes to be resilient and empowered

I was 14 when the 1999 FIFA Women’s World Cup, which included Mia Hamm, put the world on notice that female athletes could be an important part of the athletic culture. I loved soccer. The 1999 women’s team empowered me to see sports in my future and know that as a female athlete, I was…

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If determination could repair an injury

Did it happen when she was playing tennis or starting the lawn mower? Linda Newell’s shoulder injury happened so long ago that she can’t even remember what caused it. Regardless of the reason, she suffered in silence for the next 20 years. “Each day, the pain got worse, and I got more determined that it…

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Coach learns lessons through her own injury rehab

When your job is to get athletes in peak shape and performing at their highest level, it’s hard to admit you’re not there yourself. For Sarah Clinton, head strength and conditioning coach at Spalding University in Louisville, this was her reality for three years. Knowing her job required her to demonstrate Olympic lifts, lead athletes…

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Women: Let’s put a stop to judging ourselves

In honor of National Women’s Health Week what better time to have open conversations about things that affect our health but that we may not always be comfortable talking about. Let’s start with this one — our ever-present need to judge ourselves. For many of us it started in our teen years — maybe earlier or…

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How to choose the right fitness shoe

Walk into any fitness shoe store and it’s easy to become overwhelmed and confused by all the options. Where do you start? Do you choose the best looking? The cheapest? If you want the right shoe for your fitness needs, it is important to find a fit that is specific for your foot type. The…

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Working out outside is better for you

Want a workout that burns more calories, saves you money, makes you happier and lets you be more spontaneous? Then take it to the streets! Research suggests that outdoor exercise may have even more health benefits than a trip to the gym: 1. Work out longer Walk away from that stale gym smell and breathe…

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Announcement from football legend puts ALS back in the news

Former San Francisco 49ers player and Super Bowl champion Dwight Clark recently announced that he was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), or Lou Gehrig’s disease. ALS affects the nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord that reach to the muscles throughout the body, called motor neurons. As the disease progresses, these motor neurons…

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