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Are You Ready to Trot?

California boasts the largest number of turkey trot events in the country: about 123 races! In the El Dorado Hills area alone, you have several races to choose from. So, will you be one of the more than 900,000 turkey trotters this year nationwide? Here are a few reasons why I love turkey trots: Family:…
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Preparticipation Evaluation (PPE)

The Preparticipation Evaluation, or PPE, is more commonly known as the sports physical. Why is the PPE important? The purpose of the PPE is to maintain the health and safety of the athlete in training and competition by: identifying medical and/or orthopedic problems that may place the athlete at risk for injury or illness; identifying…
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The Benefits of Running with Friends

Have you ever noticed that you work harder at the gym when other people are around? That you run faster when there are spectators? This effect is known as social facilitation, or the audience effect, a phenomenon where people tend to perform better when in the presence of others than alone. In addition to improved…
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Finding Joy: 15 tips to combat holiday blues

Although it is generally accepted that the holiday season begins once Thanksgiving is over, the arrival of December 1st makes it official. We have waited 11 long months for this "most wonderful time of the year" to arrive, and on the first of the month it hits you rather like a freight train that there is a little…
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