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Yoga Can Improve Mental Capacity in Older Adults

A study published this week in The Journals of Gerontology showed that older adults who practiced yoga three times a week for eight weeks improved their performance when tested on their brains' executive function. Generally this isn't surprising, as most exercise is usually shown to be beneficial to mental capacity. more

Tags: This Week in Runners, Y, YMCA, Running, Yoga, mental capacity, memory

Inspiring Running Performances of the Week

Jenny Simpson placed second at the Paris Diamond Leage meet on Saturday with a huge PR of 3:57.22, just .10 shy of Mary Slaney's 31 year-old American record of 3:57.12. Simpson has been running consistently great all season and has a great chance at improving her time this summer. Shannon Rowbury also ran a milestone PR, breaking 4:00 for the first time. more

Tags: This Week in Runners, Y, YMCA, Running, performances, Track, Diamond League, USA Junior Championships

U.S. Track & Field Championships

For an off year in track when there is no World Championships or Olympics, there is still plenty of top notch competition at the national championships this year. In the men's 10,000 meter Thursday night, Chris Derrick asserted himself with confidence, while Galen Rupp showed his dominance by pulling away convincingly in the beginning of the last lap, and coasted in for his sixth consecutive title. more

Tags: This Week in Runners, Y, YMCA, Running, Track, USATF Championships

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