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This Runner Qualified for the Olympics After Completing Her First Marathon *Ever*

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Molly Seidel, a 25-year-old barista and babysitter, battled countless injuries, an eating disorder, and struggles with mental health to get to where she is today. Molly Seidel, a Boston-based barista and babysitter, ran her first marathon in Atlanta on Saturday at the 2020 Olympic Trials. She is now one of three runners who will represent the U.S. women's marathon team at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. The 25-year-old athlete finished the 26.2-mile race in a whopping 2 hours 27 minutes and 31 seconds, running at an impressive 5:38-minute pace. Her finishing time put her second behind Aliphine Tuliamuk, by just seven seconds. Fellow runner Sally Kipyego came in third. Together, all three women will represent the U.S. at the 2020 Olympic Games. In an interview with the New York Times, Seidel admitted that she didn't have high expectations going into the race. "I had no idea what this was going to be like," she told the NYT. "I didn't want to oversell it a

3 Truths about exercise you should know

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Did you think that by running miles each day will put you in good health and shape? Think again. You might be exaggerating the necessary exercise and causes more negative than positive effects. A recent study in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology showed that excessive running can be fatal in the end. Scientists studied more than 1,000 healthy runners and non-runners in a span of 12 years. They found that those who ran for more than four hours a week and those who did not exercise at all practically have higher mortality rates. This seemed a testimony to the word "too much of anything is bad." If you are someone who spent too many hours to run, exercising or performing any type of exercise, but not seeing results, then it may have been the victim of misinformation. It is likely that these data are not outright lies, half-truths. Here are some facts to consider. 1. Running on the treadmill is the best alternative to reduce stress on the knees.

Fitness Tip of the Week

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This week, talks about the most effective ways to burn fat and lose weight with the help of regular aerobic exercise forms . Cardiovascular exercise burns calories , helping your body drop kilos more . Use a calorie calculator , such as MayoClinic.com to determine your estimated daily calorie needs . Subtract 1,000 calories per day from this estimation to lose 2 pounds per week. This restriction of 1000 calories can come from changes in diet or physical activity , or a combination. In addition to promoting weight loss , aerobic exercise reduces cardiovascular risk , lowers cholesterol and reduces the risk of certain chronic diseases. The College of Sports Medicine recommends that adults engage in 30 minutes of moderate aerobic exercise five days a week . Moderate exercise includes dancing, brisk walking , gardening or cycling. Alternatively, you can perform 20 minutes of vigorous aerobic exercise three days a week . Consider swim

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