We all know that exercise is a major part of living a healthy life, but did you know that engaging in the arts – like going to a museum or theater – may also help you live longer, soothe chronic pain, hold off symptoms of dementia and lower hypertension?
A study in the British Medical Journal found just that after following several thousand people over a 14-year period. The researchers discovered that those who visit a museum, see a play or go to a concert every few months had a 31% reduced risk of dying. Reasons cited include reduced loneliness, boosted emotional intelligence and promoting a non-sedentary lifestyle.
Results from a US study released in 2017 found that adults aged 55 or older who did not patronize the arts had higher rates of hypertension and cognitive decline than those who did.
In our efforts to create and support a healthy community, we have partnered with Playhouse on Park in West Hartford to host a special “Runner’s Night” on Thursday, March 5 at 7:30pm to see the updated production of Jane Austen’s Pride & Prejudice.
Don’t worry, this version isn’t formal and stuffy – in fact, critics and “average Joe’s” are raving about this laugh-out-loud, heartwarming modernized version where the characters dance The Hustle at the ball. The play might even inspire you to re-read this classic book!
If you’ve never been to Playhouse, you are in for a treat. The intimate theater only seats 163 people with the back row just being four rows from the stage. Ticket prices are a reasonable $30-40 and can be purchased here or by calling 860-523-5900.
Hope to see you there!
BROOKS LUCKY LAUNCH
Dripping in green and gold, the limited-edition Brooks Run Lucky Launch 7 gives you all the good fortune you need for race day.
Built from the Brooks Launch 7, the St. Patrick’s Day-themed running shoe is streamlined and simple. A BioMoGo DNA midsole creates a cushioned ride without adding unnecessary weight, and a smooth midfoot transition zone makes your turnover like butter.
Quantities are limited - call the store (860-233-8077) to see if we have your size in stock before coming in - or purchase online here.
HALF MARATHON TRAINING
You know that goal you set to run a half marathon this year? It’s time to make it a reality!
Our tradtional training program for the UCONN Health (Iron Horse) Half Marathon begins on March 14.
Led by the energetic Coach Claudia Morrow and a great team of assistant coaches and mentors, your Saturday long runs will be fully supported with planned routes, water stops and coaching-on-the-run to help make the miles fly. Mid-week coach check-ins will keep you motivated to do your weekday homework runs and provide tips and inspiration.