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Is Thyroid Disease Putting a Damper on Your Game — or Enhancing it?

Thyroid conditions can affect both the physical and mental abilities of athletes. As always, proper treatment is key — but be warned that too much treatment can lead to doping controversies.

By Mary Shomon

How One Woman With MS Ran 7 Marathons on 7 Continents in One Year

Cheryl Hile, 43, has run 44 of her 57 marathons while living with MS. She lives by a mantra that everyone should: “I will do what I can and I will never give up.”

By Stephanie Stephens

Boston Marathon Bomb Survivor Doesn't Run From Chronic Pain

She was already fighting fibromyalgia — and then came the Boston Marathon bombing, where she suffered a traumatic brain injury. Hear her inspiring story.

By Stephanie Stephens

Do You Suffer from Chondromalacia Patella?

If you have a dull ache in the front of your knee and you’re a runner, walker or stair-climber, you may be suffering from chondromalacia patella. Here’s how to get rid of that pain.

By Jeffrey Heit, M.D.

Working Out With Cancer, And Even During Chemo Treatment

A cancer diagnosis does not have to mean that you give up working out. Take it from this woman who worked out through chemo treatment.

By Stephanie Stephens

Finding Your Athletic Side Again After RA

How to get your fitness groove back after RA seemingly takes it.

By Emil DeAndreis

The Unspoken Rules at the Gym

Whether you’re running on a treadmill or attending a yoga class, there are a few etiquette things you should know.

By Stephanie Stephens

Overcoming Agoraphobia

Overcoming feared situations requires a systematic series of activities, time and patience.

By Jerry Kennard, Ph.D., CPsychol., AFBPsS

Best Yoga Poses for Runners

Running is one of the best exercises to burn fat, lose weight and improve overall health. It can also help reduce stress and boost self-esteem, and all you need are a pair of running shoes and a can-do attitude. Despite the benefits of running, it al...

By Jacqueline Ho

How runners can avoid "hitting the wall"

Source: Flickr, Yenra Most distance runners have had the experience of “hitting the wall.” Practically speaking, it’s often a point about 20 miles into a marathon when a person feels their muscles cramping and shutting down. Scientifically speaking, ...

By Jacqueline Ho