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“Is my child ready for elementary school?” As a mom, chances are you’ve asked yourself this question. In today’s world, we want to make sure that we’re giving our children every advantage and opportunity that we can, and that means ensuring that their education begins early — and gets off to the right start.
Research shows learning loss is real — children can lose essential skills gained during the year. While summer is underway, the new school year will be upon us in the blink of an eye. Read on for a few things you can do this summer that will help prepare your kids for the upcoming school year.
While knee pain may be a common complain among runners, multiple studies have shown that regular running strengthens the joints and actually protects against development of osteoarthritis later in life. Last week, our National Fitness Director, Olympian Carrie Tollefson, brought us two exercises to help us strengthen our knees. This week, she's back to show us two additional knee exercises.
One note, do not run if you have ongoing pain in your knees. Seek a recommendation from an orthopedic doctor and/or physical therapist.
This article includes a video that offers six exercises to help keep your knees — and the rest of your body — healthy. https://www.runnersworld.com/health-injuries/a32598733/is-running-bad-for-your-knees/
Will running ruin your knees? What if you already have bad knees? Most knee injuries, like other running injuries, occur because of overuse. Research suggests that knee injuries are often caused by weakness or instability elsewhere in the body, especially the hips. That’s why strengthening the knees often involves exercises for your quads and glutes. Tune in today as our National Fitness Director, Olympian Carrie Tollefson, shares two exercises to help strengthen those knees and keep them happy. Next week, she'll be back with two more!
On average, July is generally the hottest month across the United States, so when we head out to train, we need to make sure to care for our bodies and stay hydrated. Listen in as Moms on the Run National Fitness Director, Olympian Carrie Tollefson, shares her tips about running in the heat.
Moms on the Run National Fitness Director, Olympian Carrie Tollefson, regularly shares training tips regarding how to strengthen our running, fitness and health. Tight calf muscles are a common problem for runners. You can decrease your risk of injury by prepping the calves in advance of a run with a series of simple stretches.