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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 ... 

The pros of running softly

By Alex Hutchinson on in Training
A new study links lower vertical impact loading to reduced risk of injury.

Does how “hard” your feet land when you run affect how likely you are to get injured? One way to find out is to assemble a few hundred runners, take detailed measurements of their landing forces and other biomechanical parameters, then monitor them for a couple of years to see who ... 

Kenyan athletics chief to step down amid bribery allegations

By on in News
Athletics Kenya CEO Isaac Mwangi wants to step down temporarily amid allegations he asked athletes for bribes to reduce doping bans.

Athletics Kenya's chief executive Isaac Mwangi has asked to step down for 21 days while world governing body the IAAF investigates bribery claims. The investigation will look into allegations that Mwangi sought bribes to reduce the doping bans of two Kenyan athletes who failed drugs tests, the federation said on Tuesday. The two suspended athletes Joy Sakari and Francisca ... 

ASICS launch search for Beat the Sun runners

By on in Events
24 amateur runners will race to beat the sun around Mont Blanc this June.

ASICS has launched its annual global search for amateur runners to take part in their Beat the Sun challenge, which starts and finishes in Chamonix on June 21st 2016.  The event in Chamonix offers amateur runners a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to team up with expert athletes in a unique relay race. The race ...  ... 

Key figure in Russian doping scandal dies of 'massive heart attack'

By Rhalou Allerhand on in News
Former head of Russian anti-doping agency Nikita Kamaev dies suddenly.

Russia's former anti-doping chief Nikita Kamaev has died of a heart attack aged 52. His death comes just two months after he resigned from his post with RUSADA, the agency at the centre of Russia's biggest doping scandal. 'The preliminary cause of death was a massive heart attack,' RUSADA said in a ... 

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