Mile News Tagged Health


Coach’s Mile challenge attracts runners of all ages during quarantine

April 15, 2020

"They've been robbed of opportunities. This is a little carrot to get them out there."

By Nancy Haggerty, Rockland / Westchester Journal News

Gilby Hawkins had an idea.

With high school spring sports on hold and potentially canceled and runners at home, he wanted to give his Pearl River...

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Can short bouts of running lengthen lives?

March 11, 2020

British study found that any amount of running is better than no running... and running pace and distance didn’t matter

By Marwa A. Ahmed, MD, MS, Harvard Health Publishing

Working hard and feeling like you don’t have any time to exercise? Well, the reality is we all have time. If you’re...

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Running a Mile a day can make children healthier

February 15, 2020

The Daily Mile can make a massive difference to children’s lives... and can improve the fitness of all children.

By Beth Daley, Editor, The Conversation

Children today spend more time sitting than ever before. And research shows that as they grow up, children tend to become more sedentary and...

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Jenny Simpson on 2020 Resolutions & Goals

January 05, 2020

“You eat three times a day and you sleep every single night, so I think if you can get those two things really, really right it can have a greater impact just because of the frequency of how often you engage in those activities.”

By Erin Strout, Women's Running

For Jenny Simpson, there...

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As obesity rate grows, survey finds most Washingtonians wouldn’t walk a Mile

December 03, 2018

An astonishing 77 percent of overall respondents said they were too busy to do exercise and 74 percent said they are too busy to eat a healthy diet.

By KOMO Staff

More than half of the Washington state adult population would not walk a Mile to get somewhere they wanted to go, says a new...

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How Far Do You Have to Go to Score the Benefits of Running?

September 21, 2015

The takeaway message is clear: Don't be discouraged if you can "only" run a Mile or if you're "just" a jogger; you're doing great things for your body with every step you take.

By Charlotte Andersen, SHAPE Magazine

If you've ever felt embarrassed about your morning Mile as you scroll through...

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When it comes to running, less is more

February 03, 2015

A Danish health study has concluded that light and moderate runners have lower mortality than sedentary non-runners, whereas strenuous runners have a mortality rate not statistically different from that of the sedentary group.

By Monte Morin, Los Angeles Times

Hey, fitness junkies, here's...

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Running reduces risk of death regardless of duration, speed

July 29, 2014

Running 5-10 minutes daily can reduce risk of cardiovascular disease-related death; runners who ran less than an hour per week have the same mortality benefits compared to runners who ran more than three hours per week

From American College of Cardiology 

Running for only a few minutes a day...

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Return the Mile to prominence on the American & worldwide sports and cultural landscape by elevating and celebrating the Mile to create a movement.

ELEVATE
Bring Back the Mile as the premier event in the sport, and increase interest in and media coverage of the Mile for both those who love the distance as well as the general public.

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Bring Back the Mile to celebrate the storied distance and to recognize the people who made and make the Mile great and to promote Mile events and the next generation of U.S. Milers.

NATIONAL MOVEMENT
Bring Back the Mile to create a national movement for the Mile as America’s Distance,
to inspire Americans to run the Mile as part of their fitness program and to replace the 1600 meters at High School State Track & Field Meets across the country.

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