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Strong hips and core can help runner's knee

By Georgia Scarr on in Health
New research has found that strengthening the hip and core muscles can help stabilise lower limb movements, which can aid the healing of patellofemoral pain (runner's knee).

Runner's knee (patellofemoral pain) is up there with the most common running injuries, and we all know too well that nothing stings quite like having to cut back on running due to pain. Luckily, runner's knee pain can be reduced by boosting hip and core strength, according to a new ... 

Running can help with major clinical depression

By Georgia Scarr on in Health
Regular aerobic exercise in conjunction with antidepressants can help improve symptoms of major clinical depression, study finds.

Regular runs can boost your mental health as well as your physical fitness, according the results of a new study which found that clinically depressed patients who undertook aerobic exercise twice a week in addition to taking antidepressants showed a greater reduction in symptoms than those who solely took medication. The ... 

Can you run without relying on sugar?

By Susan Paul on in Health
How to keep training through the summer using alternative nutrition choices.

As you build mileage and run longer than 90 minutes, nutritional supplements and electrolytes become important in order to keep going. Energy for muscle contraction comes from stored carbohydrate, known as glycogen, and electrolytes are necessary to keep the body functioning normally. Sports drinks and run nutrition products assist running performance by limiting dehydration, ... 

Running may help limit asthma severity

By Georgia Scarr on in Health
Study finds twice weekly treadmill sessions help improve symptoms.

Running may help improve quality of life and limit symptoms in asthma sufferers, a new study has found. Aerobic exercise is often recommended for asthmatics, however some avoid it due to concern it will trigger an attack.  The research, carried out at the University of Sao Paulo in Brazil, saw two ... 

Massage may boost muscle regeneration

By Alex Hutchinson on in Health
Rabbit experiments help researchers explore how (and if) massage really works.

It's very hard to conduct a placebo-controlled, double-blinded experiment on the effects of massage. People tend to notice when someone is rubbing their leg. That has made it challenging to tease out what, if anything, is going on when you get a massage after a hard workout. Does it really ... 

Can happy hour hurt performance?

By William O. Roberts, MD on in Health
Feel free to enjoy a drink or two if you have a training run planned, but if you're racing, hold off.

I usually wrap up my work week with happy hour on Friday evenings, and I tend to run long distances (anywhere between 10-20 miles) on Saturday mornings. Does drinking alcohol the night before a long run have any impact on running performance? If you have one or two drinks at a ... 

8 minutes of running a day can boost health in teenagers

By Georgia Scarr on in Health
Study finds two minutes of high-intensity exercise repeated four times improves heart health and metabolism.

Parents, no need for expensive gym memberships – you’ll be relieved to hear that teens can boost their health with just eight minutes of high-intensity exercise per day, such as cycling or running. A study published in the journal Metabolism: Clinical and Experimental found that when teenagers did two minutes of ... 

"Excessive exercise" proponents soften their views

By Amby Burfoot on in Health
Advocates of controversial theory significantly increase the amount of running they recommend.

Leading proponents of the “excessive exercise” theory — the idea that running more than a couple hours a week at a gentle pace increases the risk of heart damage — are now softening their earlier views on the topic. In particular, cardiologist-runners Carl Lavie and James O’Keefe have modified the approach and conclusions ... 

Diet cola and running: Harmless or hurtful?

By Georgia Scarr on in Health
Sugar free and with few calories, diet cola can seem like a good choice on hot days - but is that the case for runners?

As it heats up outside, we’re starting to move away from hot tea and coffee and onto something cooler. If you fancy a refreshing drink but are conscious of calories, diet cola can seem like a no-brainer. While sugary soft drinks have widely been linked to health problems such as ... 

What’s new in sports medicine?

By William O. Roberts, MD on in Health
A look at research projects delving into the health of runners.

Dr William Roberts attended the 2015 American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting in San Diego, California. Here are the key points pertaining to runners’ health that he reported back. Consider skipping a race when sick. Viral infections cause inflammation in your mucus membranes and that same inflammation may be present in ... 

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