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Running, eating disorders and energy deficiency

By Georgia Scarr on in Health
When trying to be a good athlete turns into something more sinister, it's time to seek help.

With an estimated 725,000 people in the UK affected by eating disorders, it’s no surprise that amateur and competitive runners are among these. Much discussion around this subject has tended to focus on the female athlete triad - as a medical condition found in physically active girls and women, which ... 

How to cope with training exhaustion

By William O. Roberts, MD on in Health
To fight fatigue, it's critical to get enough sleep and calories to support your running.

Erin asks: I’m training for a 5K PB. I am doing a lot more speed work and quality runs than normal. I can’t get over how tired I am, especially since I am not doing long runs or high mileage. I find it hard to get through the afternoon. Any advice? Training ... 

7 reasons to keep a running diary

By Rhalou Allerhand on in Training
Does your training need a leg up? Keeping a diary could be the game-changer that your running needs.

Spring is in the air and marathon season is upon us, which means runners are hitting the streets more than ever. But even with the best intentions, in the run up to race day sometimes the task at hand can start to feel daunting and training can fall behind. If ... 

Can I still run with piriformis pain?

By William O. Roberts, MD on in Health
Manual therapy and strengthening is the best solution to piriformis pain.

Stephanie says: Do you have any advice for training for a marathon with a problematic piriformis? I've been dealing with pain and tightness in the area ever since my last marathon in October. I did physiotherapy for two months (in April and May), which included lots of stretching, massage, weight training and little to zero ... 

3 DIY gait retraining exercises

By Cindy Kuzma on in Training
Get your glutes firing with these simple drills.

If you’ve struggled with injuries, just strengthening your hips may not be enough – you may need to re-educate them, says Colleen Brough. ‘Running-form cues teach the correct muscles when and how to fire,’ she says. ‘They also teach overused calves, hamstrings and hip flexors to quieten down. It’s called ... 

Smaller plates may aid weight loss

By Liz Applegate, PhD on in Health
Study shows the size of your dinnerware can affect portion control.

Still early in the year, goals to eat well, exercise regularly and trim the rest of the holiday weight are fresh in people’s minds. And according to a new paper published in the Journal of the Association for Consumer Research, a trick to keeping your weight in check is in the (small) ...  ... 

Running prevents long-term cognitive decline

By Alison Wade on in Health
New research links long-term physical fitness with brain size.

Going for a run can give your brain an immediate boost, helping you feel calmer, happier and more focused. But new research shows that exercise's positive impact on the brain is long-lasting. A study published online in Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology, found that poor cardiovascular ...  ... 

IAAF prepared to ban Kenya from Olympics

By on in News
President Lord Sebastian Coe says the organisation needs to be "much more proactive."

IAAF president Lord Sebastian Coe has said he is prepared to ban Kenyan athletes from the Olympics, following a spike in positive drug tests among their leading performers. "We know a disproportionate amount of reputational damage is caused by a relatively few countries," Lord Cow told BT Sport's The Claire Balding ... 

Gear pick of the week: Berlei High Performance sports bra

By Georgia Scarr on in Gear
We hit the road in this underwired sports bra from Less Bounce.

This offering from Australian brand Berlei has just launched at Less Bounce and makes a refreshing change to the less aesthetically pleasing sports bras of yore. Backed by tennis superstar Serena Williams, the bra also performs well off the court, claiming to reduce breast bounce by up to 50%. The ... 

How your hips could be causing injuries

By Cindy Kuzma on in Health
Achy foot? Creaky knee? Tweaked hamstring? The real culprit may be your hips...

Runners with injuries frequently come to see physiotherapist Dr Brian Noehren clutching their shoes and orthotics, and telling him about the different brands and models of shoes they’ve tried in an attempt to treat themselves. They’re not alone in suspecting their footwear. In a recent survey asking runners to name ... 

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