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Gripping water bottle, iPod throws stride off-kilter

Posted: April 7, 2014 at 2:42 a.m.

Democrat-Gazette photo illustration/CELIA STOREY
Coreen Frasier holds a saltine cracker on the track at J.A. Fair High School during a workout with the Women Run Arkansas running and walking clinic on March 31, 2014.

Democrat-Gazette photo illustration/CELIA STOREY Coreen Frasier holds a saltine cracker on the track at J.A. Fair High School during a workout with the Women Run Arkansas running and walking clinic on March 31, 2014.

Running used to be a simple endeavor. All you needed was a shirt, shorts and shoes. Now, it’s far more complicated. We are a nation of accessorizers, even in our exercise. We carry water bottles, music players, phones and activity trackers. And although we use them to make our runs easier, here’s the bad news: They could be slowing us down.

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ActiveStyle, Pages 27 on 04/07/2014

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