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The Benefits of Exercising Outside
When the pandemic started, you may have had the best intentions of using your time to get fit. However, with a variety of challenges filling your time, don't feel bad if you have yet to start over a year later. The good news is it's never too late and now is the ideal time to find a fitness routine that works for you.
Last fall, Hastings Moms on the Run member Mandy Wessinger literally took each day step by step after she was diagnosed with breast cancer. Today, she's cancer free and back running with her Moms on the Run team.
According to Christine Hitchcock, franchise owner of Hastings Moms on the Run, Mandy has more grit than anyone she knows. "She puts her mind to something and she will put in the work and accomplish what she set out for. She is also so supportive of others and is always cheering others on. If a fellow MOTR is training for a longer distance, she will run by her side to support her all the way."
Listen in on our conversation with Mandy and learn why she's our inspiring member of the month.
Moms on the Run National Fitness Director, Olympian Carrie Tollefson, regularly shares tips to help us strengthen our running, fitness and health. Today, she's back with Part 2 of our warm-up series, featuring stretches for the lower body.
Moms on the Run National Fitness Director, Olympian Carrie Tollefson, regularly shares training tips to help us strengthen our running, fitness and health. Today, she shares some of her favorite warm-up exercises for the upper body.
Properly warming up our muscles before a run and cooling them down post-run are important to preventing injury, taking care of your heart and helping reduce muscle and joint soreness. A proper warm-up consists of 5-10 minutes of aerobic activity to loosen those muscles and get your warmed up: brisk walking, marching, jogging, and cycling. A proper cool-down involves 5-10 minutes of a slower jog where your heartrate and breathing return to normal.
Ready for an adventure? No planes, trains or automobiles allowed on this trip. We want to see how far you can go on foot! You'll be embarking on a 30-day journey, so grab your Garmin and log your miles for our Month of Miles challenge, which takes off June 1.
The goal of Month of Miles is twofold: to help you support your local Moms on the Run franchise plus encourage you to log distance every day. (If your local franchise is not participating, or you are not affiliated with a local franchise, please register with our national team.)
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