In general, sports can be AWESOME for kids — especially young girls. I know for myself (and Kristen!), being active in athletics when we were younger gave us confidence, built inner and outer strength, and helped us to form friendships and support networks that existed far off the courts we were playing on. But — there is a darker side to some sports. A side that puts too much pressure on winning and/or maintaining a certain body weight or shape. Sometimes, there’s a focus on both of those things — which is a toxic and scary combination, especially when you’re…

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Can being athletic help you be a better singer and artist? Conversely, can dancing make you a better athlete? Joining me on the show today is my good friend, Mr. David Smith. David is a coach, competitive athlete, Dartmouth and Harvard alum, artist, singer, a super freak of a man—and I mean that in a good way.

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  We grew up watching — and LOVING — A League of Their Own. via GIPHY (Even though we do think she should have been allowed to cry.) So, when we recently had the opportunity to talk to some of the real women who played in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League (AAGPBL) we felt like doing this. via GIPHY Although we did something more like this. Because coordination. via GIPHY Here’s a little historical reference for ya: This year marks the 75th anniversary of the AAGPBL, which gave more than 600 women the opportunity to play professional baseball for the first…

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We can’t tell you how PSYCHED we were to see Desi Linden win the Boston Marathon this year — and to do it by showing such heart-touching sportsmanship at that. It was truly one of our fave moments in sports history, ever. (No, you’re crying.) And while we encourage you (and ourselves!) to go out and show character like Desi today (and every day), here’s one of her speed workouts from Hansons Marathon Method so that you can run like her, too. Because, damn, she’s fast. Speed Workouts the Hansons Way Only one elite running team has revealed its marathon …

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