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Sex files: Running, sexual function and fertility

By Kerry McCarthy on in Health
Your running career may be fertile, but how about the rest of you?

First, the situation for men. Weight and, in particular, a high body mass index have been shown to have a significant effect on both sperm count and the chances of erectile dysfunction. Research shows the more fat you carry, the greater your chances of suffering from these issues. Happily, increasing ... 

Leg work: Protect your shins, calves and Achilles tendons

By on in Health
Reinforce your lower leg muscles with these strengthening exercises.

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6,000 kids take on GO Run For Fun 2K at the Olympic Park

By Georgia Scarr on in News
The event featured appearances from gold medal-winning athletes Daley Thompson, Colin Jackson and Louise Hazel.

Last Thursday (16th July) saw 6,000 children take on a 2K around London's Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park as part of charity GO Run For Fun's initiative to get 100,000 children involved in fun runs. The children ran alongside Olympic decathlete Daley Thompson, Olympic champion hurdler Colin Jackson and Commonwealth gold ...  ... 

Start training for a September 10K today

By Rhalou Allerhand on in Events
Need a speed boost? Sign up to one of our top 10K races taking place across the country this September.

1. QEOP Summer 10K Series London, Saturday 5th September 2015 With medals, prizes, goody bags and changing facilities, this 10K race series taking place on the first Saturday of every month in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park is the perfect place to get your speed on. Enter here 2. The Shoreham Woods 10K ...  ... 

Mo Farah finishes fourth in Monaco Diamond League 1500m

By Rhalou Allerhand on in News
Farah now holds the fastest two times ever by a European.

In his second race back since doping allegations surrounding his coach Alberto Salazar surfaced, Mo Farah clocked 3:28.93 at the Diamond League 1500m in Monaco on Friday. He finished just 0.12 seconds outside his European record from 2013 and now holds the fastest two times ever by a European. But Farah proved ... 

Genzebe Dibaba breaks 1500m world record

By Rhalou Allerhand on in News
Genzebe Dibaba has achieved what many believed to be impossible, breaking the 1500m world record that had stood for 22 years.

Ethiopia's Genzebe Dibaba set a new world record in the women’s 1500 metres at the Monaco Diamond League meeting on Friday, running 3:50:07. In a move that was considered unbeatable, the 24-year-old took four seconds off her PB, breaking Yunxia Qu of China’s 22-year-old world record of 3:50:46 that had stood ... 

Turn the heat up

By Alex Hutchinson on in Training
Prepping for a hot race day can help you run better in any weather.

You made it through a winter of hard training to prepare for a spring or summer race. The risk? Temperatures soaring on race day. Fortunately, there are ways to prepare for heat, even on short notice. The goal is to increase your volume of plasma, the liquid component of blood, ... 

Running as pain relief

By Alex Hutchinson on in Training
Vigorous exercise harnesses the body's own pain control mechanisms.

As much as running sometimes hurts, it can also relieve pain — so much so that exercise is sometimes suggested as a pain-management approach for chronic pain patients. But it's not clear exactly how exercise reduces pain, or what types of exercise are best. Here are a couple of interesting ... 

Think yourself strong

By Kerry McCarthy on in Health
Use the power of your mind to become a fitter, faster runner.

When people think of hypnosis, they often picture a cloaked figure swinging a watch on stage, or Derren Brown making some unsuspecting punter bark like a dog. But on a day-to-day basis it’s very different. ‘Hypnotherapy is not about losing control, it’s about giving the person more control, specifically over ... 

6 foods to help boost your cardio

By Matt Gilbert on in Health
Eat your way to better heart function with a hand from these cardio-friendly foods.

Apples It’s crunch time. The quercetin found in an apple a day will improve lung capacity and protect against pollution, say scientists at St George’s Hospital Medical School, London. Servings per week: 5 Try baked apples with pink peppercorns or oaty apple crumble muffins. Avocado The sodium, potassium and magnesium found in the creamy ... 

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