Happiness on the layaway plan: running versus Adderall

A lot of runners I know say they came to running for the weight loss, then stayed for the sanity. This morning, trying to keep my legs turning over as I ran up a half-mile hill, I plugged into thinking (for the hundredth time?) about how important running is for …

What will be 2017’s top fitness equipment? Your brain.

Americans spend $6.5 billion every year on exercise equipment. More than 50 million of us — one in five adults — have fitness club memberships. Companies like Fitbit spend nearly $50 million dollars a year just advertising their tiny fitness devices.  Google “best fitness equipment,” and the first thing you …

Virtual races help attract new customers to local running stores!

Having a training program helps local running stores beat out online retailers, explains top-grossing FleetFeet franchise owner, Ed Griffin: “You’re not just running a shop; you’re building a community. Selling shoes and gear is a start, but it is more about helping people feel better about themselves.” A training program …

Eight ways Racery boosts employee fitness

It’s no secret that physicians are committed to patient wellness, but what about their employee’s wellness? According to the Center for Disease Control, 11.6% of individuals in health-diagnosing occupations are obese. One cause: a shortage of effective workplace fitness programs.  Here are eight ways a Racery virtual race can help …

How to organize a workplace wellness program in 3 minutes?

Are you an HR professional looking for a way to lower absenteeism, boost job satisfaction, improve productivity, increase employee retention and lower healthcare costs? Or are you an employee who is tired of your company’s stale wellness program and looking for a better way to motivate yourself to stick to …