Running for Beginners

Salty Running features articles by and for women looking to improve their training and performance, and offers a free “Running for Beginners”  program that can provide anyone with a good, simple introduction to the sport. Running is my favorite heart-healthy exercise, and is demonstrated to lower cholesterol levels, improve longevity, increase bone mass, and improve[…]

How to Reduce the Risk of a Heart Attack

The Wall Street Journal published an article about how to reduce the risk of a heart attack entitled “The Guide to Beating a Heart Attack”.  It’s well known that most of the risk of a heart attack is associated with factors that are within a person’s control, including cholesterol, blood pressure, physical activity, smoking and[…]

Boston Marathon Hands Only CPR Instructional Video

The Boston Athletic Association, which organizes the Boston Marathon, produced a “hands only” CPR instructional video.  The Boston Marathon will be held on April 16th, and creating awareness of hands only CPR may save lives of participants and viewers. Cardiac arrest happens at races more frequently at than you’d expect, but the long race puts[…]

Updated: Alternatives to the Komen Race for the Cure in the US, Canada and the UK

Updated on Feb 18th: Added information about additional breast cancer and research fundraising walks and runs around the world. The Susan G Komen for the Cure charity sponsors races around the country to raise money in the fight against breast cancer.  I have sponsored a few racers and walkers myself and have donated directly to[…]