RUN that by ME - ISSUE #13 of 15

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High School Students Kick Off "Will You Run with Me?" Challenge
Let's Get Mom and Dad to Run!

For the first time ever, Cincinnati high school students are kicking off the "Will You Run with Me?" Challenge where they film themselves asking their parents to run the Thanksgiving Day Race with them, and posting the invitation on Instagram and Twitter with the hashtag #willyourunwithme and tagging @tdayracecincy.

"We are modeling this after 'promposals,' which are creative ways that students ask their date to prom," says Lily Dunn, a senior from St. Ursula Academy who got her father Mitch to run the race with her with some Graeter's ice cream and a written invitation on a white board.

"The goal of the challenge is to celebrate family fitness by getting more parents and their high schoolers to run or walk the race together," says John Barrett, CEO of Western & Southern.

We can't help but stand-up and applaud. Love that! Love this too--there's still time to register or volunteer.

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Why is running the best exercise for weight loss?

Any exercise is good exercise, but when it comes to losing weight, it's hard to beat running.
  • Running is convenient
    "You can do it almost anywhere," says Barbara Scull, from the Holiday Lights 5k through Sharon Woods, which considered one of the top 5 great parks to catch fall colors. "You can see beautiful sights while burning lots of calories and you can inspire others to do it with you."

  • Running works even when you're at rest
    "High-intensity exercise like running stimulates more 'after-burn' than low-intensity exercise," says fitness expert Christine Lindner, co-founder of Inner Fire Fitness. "Your resting energy expenditure stays elevated after you run so you're still burning calories."

  • Running is time-efficient
    "Running is a considerably faster way to burn those calories," says fitness expert Amanda Bloomquist, co-founder of Inner Fire Fitness. "Most people can run two or three times as far as they can walk in a given amount of time."

  • Runners' high
    "The first rule of exercising for weight loss is that if you don't enjoy it, you won't stick with it," says Kristen Deangelis, RD, LDN from TriHealth. "Many runners experience that happy sensation after a run or race."
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Do you need to take a multivitamin?

"There are plenty of people who enjoy long, healthy lives without multivitamins," says Ray Metzger, M.D. from TriHealth. "It is both possible and preferable to get everything the body needs from food sources, but there are many reasons why you may want to talk to your doctor about it."
  • Low calorie diets make it tough to get all your nutrients
    "If you are eating less than 2,000 calories a day — even if it is all healthy food — there just isn't enough quantity of food to meet your body's nutritional needs," says Dr. Metzger.

  • Exercise, especially running, increases your nutritional needs
    "An active body requires more nutrients to function properly than a sedentary one," says Dr. Steve King from Mt. Lookout Chiropractic. "Unfortunately, a lot of people believe that exercise makes up for poor nutrition when it is actually the opposite."
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Can you die of a broken heart?

Yes, you can. It's called "takotsubo cardiomyopathy" (find that in your spell check!). "It's an unusual condition in which heart function is compromised by severe physical or emotional stress such as the loss of a loved one," says Marshall Winner, MD, TriHealth cardiologist. "The symptoms are similar to those of a heart attack, but while it can be fatal, most sufferers recover quickly."

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How do I criticize constructively without being mean?
  • Shore up goodwill
    "Your positive comments should outnumber the negative ones by a very healthy margin," says Alvin Roehr, CEO of The Roehr Agency. "Don't expect people to value your critical advice unless you've first earned their trust and respect."

  • Keep it short
    "Stick to three sentences or fewer," says John Barrett, CEO of Western & Southern. "It's important to stay on point, communicate succinctly and be very specific."

  • Don't exaggerate
    "Don't tell your colleague that 'she's done something a million times' or that 'he always does it that way,'" says Roehr. "Stick to the specifics and the present moment."

  • Be kind, not angry
    "Don't criticize in the middle of a heated argument or debate," says Barrett. "It may cause the situation to become more emotional instead of factual."

  • Time it right
    "When you're offering your suggestions, don't do it in front of a large group of people or management," says Barrett. "Perspectives shared one-on-one will likely be perceived as sincere and collaborative."

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