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4 watersports that will make you a better runner

By Sam Murphy on in Health
Don't confine your cross-training to the bike or pool - try these out for a fun fitness boost.

Paddle-boarding The core muscles – vital in running for maintaining a stable pelvis and transferring power to the legs – fire constantly in paddle-boarding to keep you upright. Being barefoot on the unstable surface works the lower legs. Swimming Swimming serves as excellent active recovery for runners: it’s non-impact, involves a host of ... 

Training for stronger bones

By Alex Hutchinson on in Health
Strength training and jumping boost bone density.

Apparently men get osteoporosis too. That’s one of the interesting factoids that jumped out at me from a recent study by Pamela Hinton and her colleagues at the University of Missouri, published in the journal Bone. As they point out: Men account for approximately 40% of the 9 million new osteoporotic fractures ...  ... 

Cycling to recovery: Part 3

By on in Health
Deputy Digital Editor Georgia hit spinning hard to rehabilitate some nasty injuries, but what happened when motivation took a back seat?

Read Cycling to recovery: Part 1 and Part 2. Spinning classes are an acquired taste. As good as they are for cross-training, it takes a certain something to fix yourself to a bike and plough away while going absolutely nowhere… and after two months of switching my five times weekly ...  ... 

Snack attacks for runners

By Pamela Nisevich Bede, M.S., R.D on in Health
Eating between meals is a great way to fuel running if you do it right.

Whether you’re cutting calories or looking to add more nutrients, smart snacking - emphasis on smart - can play an important role in helping you meet your goals. Low-calorie snacks can help fill the void between meals, giving you the willpower to say “no” to more decadent, diet-derailing choices. High-calorie snacks can ... 

Sex files: Running and sexual ability

By Kerry McCarthy on in Health
You can hold up through a long run, but how's your endurance elsewhere?

Forget popping the little blue pills and pop on your running shoes, instead. It seems there’s a link between treadmill endurance and sexual endurance, according to a study published in the American Journal of Cardiology that monitored both treadmill and sexual performance. The results clearly showed a ratio of each ... 

The beauty of blackcurrants

By Georgia Scarr on in Health
Packing a nutritional punch, blackcurrants are the perfect fruit for runners. Read on to find out why...

Often passed over in favour of more glamorous fruits, blackcurrants are a great choice if you want to boost your overall health. Here are five reasons to cram more currants into your diet... Immune boost: Blackcurrants pack a massive 338% of your recommended daily allowance of Vitamin C per 100g, so pesky ... 

Save your skin

By Rachael Woolston on in Health
Remedy running-related ingrown hairs, weathered skin and chafing with these handy tips.

Our sport causes many unsightly afflictions, which is bad news in summer, when we all tend to show a little more of ourselves than usual. Here’s how to make your body beautiful before you hit the beach. Problem: Ingrown hairs The cause: These painful red bumps on the skin afflict women and ... 

Fix your feet for summer

By Rachael Woolston on in Health
Unleash your runner's feet with pride this summer, thanks to these fixes for common foot afflictions.

Problem: Hard skin The cause: Many runners have unsightly areas of hardened skin on their heels, and on the balls and outside of their feet. ‘Hard skin is caused by friction and is usually the result of a biomechanical issue,’ explains consultant podiatric surgeon Mike O’Neill. ‘Overpronation or landing heavily causes ... 

Pharmaceutical drugs and heart health for runners

By Amby Burfoot on in Health
Updated guidance on over-the-counter anti-inflammatories and aspirin.

Two new reports offer heart health advice of potential interest and importance to runners. In the first, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has strengthened its warning that over-the-counter nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) increase the risk of heart attack and stroke. In the other, a well-known marathon-medicine expert has proposed that ... 

Why do I get hiccups after running?

By William O. Roberts, MD on in Health
Increased diaphragm contractions while running could cause hiccups.

After longer runs (10 miles or greater) I keep coming down with the hiccups. What the heck is going on? - Scott Dear Scott, Hiccups occur when the diaphragm contracts suddenly and unintentionally. The diaphragm is your main breathing muscle and separates your lung space from your abdominal space; as it contracts, the ... 

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