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Does running cadence predict injury?

By Alex Hutchinson on in Health
There are conflicting findings about whether fast-steppers stay healthier.

For several years running experts have been debating the role of cadence - the number of steps you take per minute - in your risk of running injury. A pair of presentations at last month’s American College of Sports Medicine meeting offered a look at the latest thinking on the ... 

Should I avoid the heat during summer training?

By Susan Paul on in Health
What’s better: running indoors on the treadmill or cranking out miles on the road?

I am training for my second marathon, and given the summer weather where I live, I am not able to hit the recommended training paces on most of my runs. It’s just too hot and humid. Would it be better for me to use the treadmill or continue running outdoors and not worry about ... 

How to train smarter for fat loss

By Jennifer Van Allen and Pamela Nisevich Bede on in Health
If you're looking to lose excess fat, these training tweaks can help you reach your goals.

When you first start running, if you increase your mileage and speed steadily and give your body enough opportunity to recover, you’ll witness the minor miracle of just how amazing your body is at adapting to new stresses, and becoming stronger and leaner. That’s a very good thing. It helps ... 

9 foods for injury prevention and health

By Charlie Norton on in Health
Bolster your immune system and fend off injuries with these nine mighty ingredients.

1/ Greek yoghurt A bit of an all-rounder: it contains protein, carbs, calcium, vitamins B6 and B12 and potassium, and its probiotic cultures fortify your immune system. Eat: With berries for breakfast. 2/ Chicken broth Boiling up the bones of the carcass releases nutritious bone broth – great for fighting inflammation (thanks to the ... 

Dehydration and cognitive function

By Alex Hutchinson on in Health
Does getting thirsty make you dumber?

One of the presentations that caught my attention at last month’s American College of Sports Medicine meeting in Boston was a look at the links between dehydration and cognitive function, from Christopher Irwin and his colleagues at Griffith University in Australia. In brief, the study asked ten male endurance athletes to ...  ... 

The psychology of muscle soreness

By Alex Hutchinson on in Health
How you think about pain affects how you feel after a hard workout.

If you do an unusually hard workout - perhaps a run with lots of steep downhills and other unfamiliar movements - you’ll probably be sore the next day. How sore? That depends, you would think, on just how much damage you’ve done to your muscles. But there may be more to ... 

4 ways to avoid the dreaded side stitch

By Jenny Hadfield on in Health
You can start by watching what you eat before a run.

Few things are worse than getting a side stitch during a run. Here are three ways to prevent the problem, and one strategy for stopping a stitch in its tracks: Eat mindfully pre-run There are many theories as to why stitches occur, and one of them factors in what and when you ... 

5 reasons you should never go on a juice cleanse or detox diet

By Caroline Praderio for Eat Clean on in Health
Whether you’re trying to lose weight or just get healthy, here are some good reasons to leave these fad fasts off the list.

Thinking about trying a juice cleanse or radical detox to lose weight or get faster? The allure of these diets can be strong. Of course you like the idea of clearing out your insides, hopefully to make yourself leaner and meaner. But as attractive as the idea of detoxing is, ... 

Is your heart a ticking time bomb?

By Sam Murphy on in Health
Captain David Seath died from a suspected heart attack in this year’s London Marathon, aged just 31. In the wake of his tragic death, and headlines about the possible risks of excessive exercise, we investigate whether running can spell trouble for your heart.

There are many reasons running gives us a feel-good glow. There’s the endorphin rush, the stress relief, the sense of accomplishment and the knowledge we’re doing ourselves good. Countless studies, encompassing vast numbers of subjects – young and old, healthy and unhealthy (including heart attack survivors), slim and overweight – ... 

Can I run with arthritic knees?

By William O. Roberts, MD on in Health
Using pain as your guide - run more when you feel good, less when you don't - can help you manage.

Marilyn asks: I am 41-year-old woman who enjoys 5Ks and half marathons. My doctor just told me that I have arthritis in my left knee. He told me to run less if I still want to walk when I am 50. He advises I swim or bike or do other ... 

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