When did running stop being fun? Lessons learned from an elementary school fun run

By Steven Tew
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Alta View Hospital helped out Edgemont Elementary and Willow Canyon Elementary Schools with their fun runs recently — and the runs were an absolute ball. Each school held an assembly, the police and fire departments came out, there were balloons and snacks, and the kids were pumped. Runs like this help the kids learn early how they can live the healthiest lives possible.

Sleeping to Improve Your Health

By Nicholas Dragon
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Sleep.

For some people it’s a fleeting requirement of daily living that often interferes with an ambitious lifestyle. For others, it’s frequently interrupted by a toddler or snoring spouse. For all of us, sleep is something that’s very important to our health. Americans average about 6.8 hours of sleep per night, which many experts consider to be too little shut eye.

If you run, you’re at risk of dehydration; here’s what it is, how it can hurt you, and how you can prevent it

By Lindsay Park, RD, CD, CNSC
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About this time every year, people throughout the U.S. contract marathon fever. It affects people old and young and even shuts down city centers for hours at a time. In some cases, a runner picks it up by simply coming into contact with the coveted finisher’s medal.