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Biggest weight loss myth revealed

By Amby Burfoot on in Health
New calculator shows that you need to burn more than 3,500 calories to lose a pound.

You’ve probably heard the number-one “rule” of weight loss: It takes a 3,500-calorie deficit between calories consumed and calories burned to produce a one-pound drop in body weight. This old chestnut is more than 50 years old. Problem is, it’s wrong. Physiologists, nutritionists and unsuccessful dieters have long regarded the 3,500-calorie-rule with ... 

5 moves to make hills easier

By Kit Fox on in Training
Monster hills will pose no problems if you add these exercises to your routine.

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What to do if you lose your period from running

By William O. Roberts, MD on in Health
Secondary amenorrhea in athletes can have profound health effects. Here's why it happens and what to do about it now.

I’ve been training hard for a few years for half and full marathons and have stepped it up in the last year to 60-70 miles per week. What effect will losing my cycle have on my health? I haven’t had it for over nine months now, and though I want ... 

Carbs still on top as fuel

By Liz Applegate, Ph.D. on in Health
Despite trending fat-based diets, study finds carbohydrates the best energy source for distance running.

The debate over how much carbs and fat runners need to enhance their performance is both enduring and trendy. Current carb-bashers claim training your body to burn more fat is a more effective way to sustain effort. But a new study published in the Journal of Applied Physiology undermines that theory.  Researchers at the ...  ... 

Feeling fragile: To train or to rest?

By Sam Murphy on in Training
Think you've got an injury on its way? Here's what to do.

To train or to rest? That’s the big question when you feel a niggle developing. Do you back off from training, or push on through? Here’s how you know... Few of us get through training for a marathon without having to take time off for an injury or illness at some point. ... 

15 amazing UK marathons that aren't in London

By Rhalou Allerhand on in Events
Keen to run a marathon but didn't get into London? There are plenty of great 26.2 alternatives in the UK to tackle this year.

Tempted to try your hand (or legs) at 26.2 but reluctant to break the bank? While we’d all love to enter the Marathon Majors and run in the sun, overseas travel can cost a fortune, and many of us didn't get a place in the London Marathon ballot. Fortunately, there ... 

Not all calories are created equal

By Pamela Nisevich Bede, M.S., R.D on in Health
Some calories weigh more than others and can stall weight loss.

If you’ve been trying to lose weight, you’ve probably heard this rule: It’s just a matter of calories in, calories out. That is, simply burn more calories than you consume, and the pounds will melt off. Right? Well, not exactly. If you are trying to lose weight, then you know that ... 

London Marathon 2016 elite men’s field announced

By Rhalou Allerhand on in News
With five sub-2:05 and 16 sub-2:10 men in the elite field plus Brits battling it out for Rio, London Marathon 2016 is set to be a nail-biting race.

The world’s greatest male marathon runners will go head-to-head once again at the 2016 Virgin Money London Marathon on Sunday 24th April, race organisers announced today. With an incredible five sub-2:05 and 16 sub-2:10 runners signed up, it's set to be a seriously speedy race. Following last year’s nail-biting finish, Kenya’s ... 

How good is your balance?

By Mark Bailey on in Training
See if your stability hits the mark with this quick test.

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4 healthy chocolate treats

By Ashley Gartland on in Health
Satisfy your craving for chocolate with a nutrient boost and no weight gain.

Chocolate-loving runners have had a lot to celebrate of late. In 2011, the University of Cambridge reported that eating dark chocolate can lower rates of stroke, high blood pressure and heart disease, thanks to antioxidants called flavonols. The same year, a study published in The Journal of Physiology found that moderate ... 

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