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Chafing at the bits

By John Carroll on in Events
Diary of an inefficient runner: the journey of RW's John Carroll towards London.

WEEK 1 Sunday 3rd January After recovering from a fairly nasty festive chest infection (self-diagnosed), I try to run six miles. I manage 5.2, going from 9:30 mile all the way down to a 10:36. I am wiped and wheezing afterwards, but console myself with the comforting thought that I am already ... 

How to achieve a runner's high

By K. Aleisha Fetters on in Health
Science reveals how you can produce more feel-good chemicals while running.

Sometimes we get it, sometimes we don't. But we always want it - and more of it. It's the runner's high, and when we are lucky enough to tap into it, our runs feel easy, exhilarating, even euphoric. But we aren't always that lucky, are we? Recently, researchers studied how the ... 

Fix those foot cramps

By Susan Paul on in Health
The causes are numerous, so beat the spasms before they strike.

Diane asks: I am suffering from muscle cramps in my feet after I run. Sometimes the cramps are in the arch of my foot and other times it involves my toes, too. Any suggestions on what I can do to prevent this? Historically, cramping has been thought to be because of ... 

The Daily Mile revolution

By Rhalou Allerhand on in Community
Should every child in Britain run one mile a day? The Daily Mile revolution is taking the playground by storm and it's coming to a school near you soon.

A third of children in Britain are currently considered overweight or obese when they leave primary school. To tackle this issue, in 2012 a primary school in Stirling started encouraging all the children to run one mile a day. Four years on, the mile a day scheme has been so ... 

Paleo diet principles may help runners

By Liz Applegate, Ph.D. on in Health
Recent research found that the Paleo diet isn't great for diabetes, but athletes can follow some of its guidelines for a well-rounded meal plan.

If you haven’t heard of the loved-by-some-hated-by-others Paleo diet, you’re probably living under a rock from the cavemen days. The premise of this diet is to go back to our caveman roots and eat as if we were still hunters and gatherers. This means nixing the added sugar, dairy, grains ... 

Gear pick of the week: Gaiam Restore therapy kit

By on in Gear
Upgrade your rehab routine with these heat-adjustable accessories.

Unless you have a sports massage therapist at your disposal (and the requisite funds to pay them), self-massage accessories such as the mighty foam roller are a lifesaver in heavy training weeks. This hot and cold therapy kit from yoga and lifestyle company Gaiam makes a worthy addition to any ... 

6 nutrition tips for better bone health

By Georgia Scarr on in Health
Eat your way to stronger bones.

1/ Keep up your calcium levels There’s more calcium in your body than any other mineral, and over 99% of that is found in your teeth and bones. “If we don’t get adequate calcium from our diet, our bodies will leech the calcium from our bones to achieve this,” says dietitian ... 

All you need to know about stress fractures

By Georgia Scarr on in Health
Know your enemy to avoid spending time on the sidelines.

In amongst everything from blisters and chafing to plantar fasciitis and IT band syndrome, there’s one injury that puts fear into the heart of runners: the stress fracture. A painful injury that strikes seemingly out of nowhere, a stress fracture is guaranteed to keep you away from the start line. ... 

What dehydration does to your body and how you can prevent it

By Pamela Nisevich Bede, M.S., R.D on in Health
Get the lowdown on how dehydration works so you can drink water responsibly.

Why hydration is important When your muscles work, they create heat. Sweat works to dissipate this heat, but if you’re not replacing those fluids with water and sports drinks (which have electrolytes that help balance your body’s fluids), and conditions are hot, it creates the perfect storm: your heart is forced to work harder, ... 

What it takes to run the Antarctic Ice Marathon

By on in Events
RW’s Steven Seaton travels to the end of the earth to tackle the wild majesty of the Antarctic Ice Marathon.

I’m struggling to speak. My brain is sending words to my mouth but they aren’t coming out properly. The left side of my face is numb with cold, my lips feel like they’ve been glued together and I’m slurring badly. Conversation is pointless anyway; the wind has picked up and ... 

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