This Montana mom is officially the world’s best marathon multitasker
Moms really are the best multi-taskers. Cynthia Arnold, a woman from Montana and mother of three, has won a very specific world record with her kids.
Arnold successfully ran the fastest half-marathon while pushing her three kids in a stroller. That’s right! She beat the previous triple-stroller pushing mom’s world record by two minutes when she finished the marathon in an impressive hour and 29 minutes. She says she didn’t do it for the record, though, but to teach her kids early about living an active lifestyle.
“That type of lifestyle shouldn’t be sacrificed if you have kids, and kids should realize that it’s fun and normal and good to make these types of choice,” Cynthia says. She says that to prepare for the race she ran around her windy hometown with the stroller, including some uphill and rocky tracks. Go mom!
Source: Daily Mail
Being a pet owner can be more amazing than you think.
If you think pets are the pits, you may not be living to your potential. A new survey finds that people who own pets are happier, earn more money, and exercise more frequently than those who don’t.
In a poll of 1,000 British dog and cat owners over 55 and 1,000 people in the same age group who don’t have any pets, researchers calculated that pet owners were twice as likely to consider themselves a success. In fact, 9 in 10 owners agreed that their furry family members were good for their health and well-being. The belief makes sense: the survey showed that pet owners log nearly twice as much exercise, getting a good sweat about five times per week, versus just three time a week for the non-owners.
“The many benefits of pet ownership also include the cardio-vascular exercise of dog-walking, and even the light housework associated with feeding and clearing up after our beloved animals,” says psychologist and author Corinne Sweet in a release.
The survey, commissioned by McCarthy & Stone, a leading retirement housebuilder in the United Kingdom, might make you wonder more about the seemingly sadder lives of the non-owner group. That’s because the researchers claim pet owners surveyed were more likely to be married, have a child, hold a college degree, and work the “perfect job.”
But perhaps most shockingly, having a cat or dog is somehow linked to a higher salary. Pet-loving participants earned nearly $5,200 more per year than their counterparts.