HMF Support Hub

Welcome to the HMF Support Hub!

Here you will find expertise and insights to support walkers, beginning runners, experienced runners and competitive athletes. Exploring an ever-changing selection of articles, blog posts and videos will educate, inform and entertain you. Be sure to check out the Health Library section for more interesting articles from our partners. Check back often for new topics and content.

Training

Training

Consistent training is the key to improving your running and maintaining fitness. Increase your endurance and lower your chance for injury by adding cross-training and strength-training to your weekly routine. Learn more about local group training programs, training plans for HMF events, running groups in CT/MA/RI and much more in Support Hub.

Nutrition/Hydration

According to the American Heart Association, a healthy lifestyle coupled with well-balanced eating patterns and plenty of exercise are the best weapons against heart disease. Maintaining the body’s hydration by drinking enough fluids during exercise helps to maintain an athlete’s concentration and performance, increase endurance, and prevent excessive elevations in heart rate and body temperature.

Injury Prevention

Injury Prevention/Stretching

One of the single most important things you can do for your health is regular physical activity which includes stretching. No matter your age or gender, race or ethnicity, exercise provides immediate and long-term benefits. Physical activity improves your brain health, weight management, reduces disease, strengthens bones and muscles and improves your ability to do everyday activities.

Gear

Gear/Apps

Running and walking doesn’t require much specialized gear except good quality, well fitted shoes. However, moisture wicking clothing can add to the enjoyment of running. Training apps and helpful websites help you stay true to your training and build community with other runners.

Pace Teams

A pace team is a group of runners led by an experienced leader who run together in the half marathon and marathon. There are wonderful benefits of running with a pace group. You’ll be supported by a cheerful leader and will be side by side with other runners sharing the same goal as you.

Health Library

Stay up to date on news you can use as a runner and athlete. Educational and informative podcasts, articles and videos help you become healthier in mind and body.

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