John Mercer In The News

K.N.P.R. News
Running can lead to a lot of injuries. So how can a runner remain fit while they heal?
M.S.N.
When I realized how under fueled I was, I knew I had to rethink my eating habits.
Openfit
Finding the motivation to commute to a gym — not to mention working out when you get there — is a struggle. It’s time to take advantage of that little thing we do each time we run errands, park our cars, or take the stairs: walking. But can you actually lose weight with walking as your main form of exercise?
Wall Street Journal
“Since COVID hit, I’ve been exercising outside. But in the heat, how can I stay cool while working out?”
Openfit
In this Coronavirus quarantine, getting outside for any reason at all feels like a treasure. Since gyms and yoga studios are closed to maintain social distance (6 feet between you and others), going for walks or runs outdoors seems to be our only option if we want a little vitamin D with our cardio.
Newswise
As local, state, and federal public health officials continue to urge social distancing as the best way to stay safe from the coronavirus pandemic, Americans across the country are hunkering down in their homes and finding ways to adjust to the new, albeit temporary, restrictions on daily life.
Authority Magazine
Since my research is focused on biomechanics and physiology of sports, I have had many unique opportunities related to sports.
Men's Journal
The greatest thing about running is how accessible it is. You don’t need a fancy gym membership or a lot of expensive gear to get involved. The only thing you really need is a good pair of sneakers. And if you’re going to go so far as to run a full marathon —26.2 miles, plus all the training miles you need to log to get there—you need a really good pair of shoes.