Today we talk about running and community in a time when isolation and division are woven into our daily lives. Studies show that social connection has a deeper impact on our physical and mental health than we often give it credit for. When it comes to building community and living healthy lives, how much of an impact can running have? Could running change everything?
Today we bring you a show in 3 parts:
For part one, we talk to Mike Moreau, a runner who is looking for ways to expand the running community to make it more inclusive for everyone.
For part two we talk to Dr. Julianne Holt-Lunstad, a professor of psychology and neuroscience, about how social relationships impact our health.
And for part three, we talk to Lupita Hernandez and Amy Saffell, who share how their endurance teams through Achilles International have become like families for athletes with disabilities.
Follow Mike Moreau on IG at @moreau914 and @keepingpacepod and listen to the Keeping Pace Podcast.
Listen to the Diverse We Run panel on safety.
Follow Julianne Holt-Lunstad on her website and Twitter @jholtlunstad.
Read more about Achilles International and Lupita Hernandez and Amy Saffell on the Fleet Feet Journal.