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Marathon Monday –the 120th Running of the Boston Marathon

By Karyn Gallivan, MS, ATC, CSCS, NSCA-CPT, NASM-CPT
Contributor, Sports+Fitness Network

Having ground up as an athlete & being a runner in college, it seems like I am on a never-ending quest to continue to be an “athlete”. Next on my bucket-list is to qualify for the Boston Marathon. As a runner recently stated while riding a bus to the start of the 2016 event in Hopkinton, MA, “this is the ultimate for an amateur athlete –qualifying for, and running, Boston.” So, training for and running a BQ (Boston Qualifier) marathon is at the forefront of my mind every day.

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No, It’s Not Dangerous –Strength Training for the Older Adult

By Karyn Gallivan, MS, ATC, CSCS, NSCA-CPT, NASM-CPT
Contributor, Sports+Fitness Network

For many older adults, growing older seems to involve an inevitable loss of strength, energy, and vitality. This does not have to be the norm, though, because the decreased in strength and energy along with the onset of the frailty we associate with aging can be reversed with appropriate strength training programs. Loss of muscle mass,

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