Exploring health and the modern athlete

On the third Monday of April in Massachusetts, tens of thousands of people from around the world gather to test their strength and their willpower, in pursuit of lifelong glory as runners of the Boston Marathon. These competitors – from Olympic champions to local road warriors – are a testament to the power and importance of sport.

For our recent collaboration with the Boston Globe in celebration of the 128th Boston Marathon, we explored what it means to be an athlete today, and how that impacts our health through every age and life stage. From age defying athletes challenging stereotypes to inclusive sports programs transcending barriers, we share the inspiring stories that highlight the power of community in enhancing physical and mental health and well-being.

Read on to discover the connection between health and modern athletes.

Explore Health and the Modern Athlete