HAPPY Runniversary Cincinnati - Issue #3 of just 15
110th W&S Thanksgiving Day 10K Race
NOV. 28  •  9am  •  PAUL BROWN STADIUM
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Got the Run(s)!?

Pow. Pop. Boom. Crack. Fsssss.  Woohooie.  That is what the starting line of the Western & Southern Thanksgiving Day Race sounds like when 14,000 outrageously wonderful people take their first step. Or is that your upset stomach? Aargh!

Don't worry, Pepto Bismol has you covered! Pepto Bismol is providing samples and sponsoring our port-a-lets this year so your run will be worry-free (just in case your pre-race prep included a party or two).

Once you cross that finish line, you've earned a relaxing holiday. We want to make sure things run smoothly (both in the kitchen AND in your stomach), so look for New Pepto Bismol Liquicaps in your gift bag! Small enough to fit in your pocket and great for on-the-go relief!

However you're celebrating or running on Thanksgiving, Pepto has your back. Go ahead, eat that extra piece of guilt-free-pumpkin-pie on top of that turkey and stuffing and dressing and potatoes and...


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HAPPIER healthRegister for the 110th Thanksgiving Day 10K

What happens to your body with little sleep?

"In short, nothing good," said Dr. William Barrett, Medical Director of the Barrett Cancer Center. "One bad night can trigger many side effects."
  • Mind
    When it comes to the effects of acute sleep deprivation, the first signal that your body is overtired will be a sluggish mind.
     
  • Heart
    Your blood pressure rises over the course of the day, usually due to the physical and emotional stress. Every night while you sleep, your blood pressure and your heart rate drop back down. Without that daily reboot, things steadily rise and your risk of heart attack, stroke, and even long-term heart disease increases.
     
  • Endocrine System
    Sleep is vital for hormone production. If you're up for more than 18 hours, your testosterone will slowly deplete, affecting your energy levels.
     
  • Performance
    If the body malfunctions, your performance takes a hit as well. The effect is more mental than physical. Everything feels harder not because of physiological changes, but because your perception of effort has changed.
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HAPPIER trainingRegister for the 110th Thanksgiving Day 10K

What if you HATE to exercise?

"If you can reframe exercise from something torturous to something fun and adventurous, you'll be more likely to stick to it," said Matt Frondorf from JackRabbit.
  • Exercise is so good for you in so many ways.
    It's good for your family. It's good for your mind, your body, your social life, your self-esteem and your confidence. It shouldn't matter whether you like it, you should try to do it anyway.

     
  • Find a novel way to make it more fun.
    Grab a friend and turn your workout into a social experience by entering a fun race like The Holiday Lights Run, or take a walk together, or plan a hiking vacation that you have to train for. Join a training group — running and beer drinking are quite popular at places like 50West Brewery.

     
  • Get specific about what you hate.
    If certain forms of exercise sound like torture, select something that feels doable and commit to it for a month. You don't have to go crazy here — walking, swimming, dance, yoga and running are all great options.

     
  • Beware of energy vampires.
    Many people can drain your energy; daily activities can drain your willpower. Try to exercise in the morning before you're worn out and fed up from a tough day.
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HAPPIER lifeRegister for the 110th Thanksgiving Day 10K

How can you be lucky?

Research shows that it pays to imagine your life is on a winning streak. Tennessee Williams said it best: "Luck is believing you're lucky." 
  • Believing you are lucky is a kind of magical thinking — not magical in the sense of Lady Luck or leprechauns. A belief in luck can lead to a virtuous cycle of thought and action.
     
  • Belief in good luck goes hand in hand with feelings of control, optimism, and low anxiety.
     
  • If you believe you're lucky, you display a confident, relaxed and positive posture and disposition that brings out the best in you and others.
     
  • Feeling lucky can lead you to work harder and plan better. It can make you more attentive to the unexpected, allowing you to capitalize on opportunities that arise around you.
     
  • When times are tough, it might seem frivolous to cultivate a belief in luck. But that belief, psychologists say, can cast a spell that heals our wounds and gives us another shot at success, whether we've survived a tragedy or just been on a bad date.
     
  • On the other hand, feeling unlucky could lead to a vicious cycle likely to generate unlucky outcomes.
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What simple strategy will save you from so many headaches?

"Don't care about winning trivial arguments," said John Barrett, CEO of Western & Southern. "If someone says something you don't agree with, smile, nod, and move on to more important things."

"Life is too short to worry about having the last word," said Alvin Roehr, CEO of The Roehr Agency. "Most things just aren't worth your time and your heart."


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HAPPIEST thoughts

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