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Restless legs syndrome, often misdiagnosed, may affect as many as one in 10 adults

“Trying to describe my symptoms is the challenge of the century. They usually begin while seated, with a jerky and uncontrollable movement of either leg accompanied by creepy-crawly sensations, resulting in an irresistible desire to stand up and walk, which almost instantly results in relief. The …

5 ways to keep your brain sharp as you age

To cut your risk of developing dementia by as much as two thirds, a new study suggests following five healthy lifestyle rules.<p>Most important is …

Half Of A Drug's Power Comes From Thinking It Will Work

When you take a pill, you and your doctor hope it will work — and that helps it work.<p>That's not a new idea. But now researchers say they know just how much of a drug's effect comes from the patient's expectation: at least half.<p>When patients in the midst of a migraine attack took a dummy pill they …

History of Nurse Practitioners

Top 25 Websites For Nurse Practitioners & Nurse Practitioner Students

Nurse practitioners are connected at the heart, or at least they should be.<p>Why?<p>It is this connection that provides the professional support and …

Five Ways Breakfast Can Improve Performance

Confused about recent studies concerning the value of breakfast? Here's how a morning meal can help your health.<p>As many as 30 percent of U.S. children skip breakfast every day. And you know what that means? Those children might never realize their full academic potential because breakfast …

Winter Weather Exercise Tips

These tips will help you plow through the cold months.<p>Winter can be a challenging time to stick to an exercise routine, and not just because of the weather. Aside from the ice, slush, snow, and far fewer hours of daylight to get those workouts in, you have to juggle it with holiday and family …

Tips for Running in Sub-Zero Weather

When it drops below zero, you can still run, but use caution.<p><i>Sports Doc,</i><p><i>It is -10 degrees and snowing! Can I still run?</i><p><i>Jen</i><p>Dear Jen,<p>There has been some very cold weather across the northern plains and plenty of snow and ice in the northeast the past couple of weeks. Keeping fit in cold weather can …

New Study Suggests How To Run For A Lifetime

Reading Sartre might help more than constantly chasing personal records.<p>Runner surveys consistently note that most of us hope to run for a lifetime. However, race results reveal something else: participant numbers thin dramatically in the 60s, 70s, and beyond. It’s not that easy to keep on keeping …

One of our favorite winter motivational photos that never fails to get us up and moving! http://t.co/ySCznqXWPF

Motivation - The Running Bug

10 Essential Strength Exercises for Runners

Do these exercises consistently, and you’ll run faster and stronger.<p>Whenever the topic of strength training and running comes up, most runners tend to respond with, “Wait, I’m supposed to do something other than running?” Supplementing running with strengthening exercises will not only aid in …

Go Ahead—Work Out at Night | Women's Health

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s physical activity guidelines suggest getting 150 minutes of vigorous exercise each week for health benefits, including improved sleep. But there’s no need to stress over the exact length and frequency of your workout routine—just keep moving. “Any …

Treadmill Workouts

<b>Random Pickup</b> Tom Holland, a triathlete and physiologist in Darien, Connecticut, suggests watching a 30-minute TV program, like the nightly news. Increase your speed so that you're running hard (about 80 percent of your maximum) during the commercials. When Katie Couric returns, slow your pace to …

You Can Run a Half-Marathon

And you don't have to go it alone—in fact, most women don't. Growing numbers of female running enthusiasts are even building girls' getaway weekends around races. "There are now several women's-only half-marathon series because there's such high demand for these experiences, says Lamppa. You and …

101 Greatest Running Tips

It can be tough to stay motivated—especially when you're tired or the weather sucks. But we've got 101 reasons why you can't quit—from our friends at Runner's World<p>"Stop fighting it!" That's what a fellow marathoner yelled at me years ago in the middle of a very windy out-and-back marathon. "Don't …

Motivational Quotes | Runner's World

The 26.2-mile distance has inspired some wise words throughout the ages.​<p>Motivational sayings from the iconic American runner.​<p>The iconic race has sparked some inspirational sayings throughout the years.​<p>Illustrations By Megan Hetzel<p>A champion is made when you look at the time spent …

Motivational Poster #68

In honor of Groundhog Day, our own little critter has a prediction.<p>BUT WAIT! THERE'S MORE!<p>For a Special Super Bonus Motivational Poster, click here.