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Less is more for the new year

January 25, 2013 As we enter or transition into the first weeks of the new year, it often means aligning our personal goals with training in the coming months. more »»

The Food Rules for 2013, and #64 is OK for the Holidays

December 28, 2012 My wife’s grandmother lived to 103, and the holidays remind me of how she lived. more »»

What I have learned from running minimal and barefoot

November 23, 2012 I was invited last month to debate Simon Bartold of Asics Running. Simon still believes that a runner should have the heel elevated. more »»

A special story srom Freedom’s Run 2012

October 26, 2012 We have been overwhelmed by the kind words of visitors thanking our towns for the friendly welcome they received while visiting us for Freedom’s Run. more »»

The Barefoot Revolution Starts with the Kids

October 1, 2012 This weekend was my favorite event of the year for our small store. We had our third annual VivoBarefoot kids shoe giveaway. more »»

Celebrate Health and Heritage with Freedom’s Run

August 24, 2012 West Virginia is often viewed as an unhealthy place to live. Much of this opinion unfortunately comes from real data. We are the second most obese state and No. 50 when it comes to trails. more »»

Summer running offers different challenges

July 27, 2012 Sir Roger Bannister once said, “Experiments in the laboratory are not of much practical value to athletes. more »»

Why Music Matters: Beyond Mental and Emotional Health

May 25, 2012 Last week we had the privilege of hosting Dr. Phil Maffetone to our small town. Phil has authored more than 20 books on health and I place him on the short list of the true shamans of wellness. more »»

Celebrate Family Fitness, Joy of Running

April 27, 2012 I had the privilege to speak for the second straight year at the Boston Marathon Sports Medicine Conference hosted by the American Medical Athletic Association (AMAA). more »»

Nature, Play, Running, and the Rebirth of Fartlek

March 23, 2012 Last week I had the privilege of addressing an audience of local youth in a TEDx event. The topic was “Connection to Nature”. more »»

Upgrade activity, diet for a healthier spring

February 24, 2012 Feeling well all day is a constant dance between activity, what you eat and stress reduction. In the last 30 years, we have looked at these areas in isolation without success. more »»

Walk correctly before running

January 27, 2012 Since we just celebrated Martin Luther King Jr Day as well as West Virginia Physical Activity day we’ll start this piece on walking with one of his famous quotes. “If you can’t fly then run. more »»

Let your toes come out in 2012

December 30, 2011 Many start the New Year with bold resolutions, but for any fitness resolution to succeed it starts with the feet. We defy old-school thinking of narrow-shaped, ill-fitting conventional shoes. more »»

This I believe

November 25, 2011 Editor’s Note: Mark’s column this week is his essay from Shepherd University’s “This I Believe” essay readings. more »»

Freedom's Run: A community makes it happen

October 28, 2011 You all are the heros of the day. For those of you who volunteered or ran Freedom’s Run, I hope you all have warmed up. And to the volunteers, it is easier to run than to work a cold, rainy rac. more »»

Students of Lydiard

September 23, 2011 I had the privilege of attending and speaking at the first Lydiard Invitational Coaching Seminar in Boulder, Colo., last weekend. more »»

Freedom's Run: a continuing effort in 2011

August 26, 2011 Consistent with how things often happen in small towns, a large idea was born in a small shop on German Street in Shepherdstown three years ago. more »»

'It is spring, and I'm the hunter'

July 29, 2011 In my opinion these are the only truths in science: “Nothing in biology makes sense except in the light of evolution,” Theodosius Dobzhansky, and “The truth changes,” author unknown. more »»

Why natural running and why now?

June 24, 2011 A family physician who has worked in primary care clinics for 20 years, I entered this field of medicine since it seemed to be the area where one can have the most influence and impact on healthy... more »»

Top 10 things I’ve learned from running

May 27, 2011 1. 1979 – Humans were designed to run barefoot, and it was a fun, natural activity(source - my uncle and barefoot beach runner Dr. Anthony Cucuzzella). more »»

 
 
 

 

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