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Don't let a cold sideline your training

By Liz Applegate, Ph.D. on in Health
A new report says zinc lozenges can speed up recovery from illness.

With the summer winding down, it’s not uncommon for runners to catch a nasty cold. If you're gearing up for a marathon and increased mileage, plus changes in work and family schedules, your immune system may become taxed. If you don’t address the first sign of cold symptoms, the virus ... 

Lingering pain after a sprain

By William O. Roberts, MD on in Health
Restricted motion in the ankle joint could leave you with discomfort, even after rehab.

About a year ago I suffered a serious ankle sprain. I’m back to running, but my ankle doesn’t feel the same as it used to, and I’m wondering if it ever will? I wear a brace, but I’m not sure if it really helps. Is this normal for an ankle ... 

Do antihistamines increase or decrease muscle soreness?

By Alex Hutchinson on in Health
New research finds surprising links between allergy meds and post-exercise recovery.

Whether it’s ice baths, compression garments or antioxidants, the evidence for many supposed muscle soreness cures is slim at best. So a study that seemingly does offer some help is a surprising and welcome sight - especially when the “cure” it offers is totally unexpected. A new ...  Continue reading

Training hard? Don't skimp on sleep

By William O. Roberts, MD on in Health
Advice on squeezing in running - and snoozing - around long work hours.

I work 12-hour night shifts with a one-hour commute each way, which brings my total daily work hours to 14. I’m training for a marathon, and I’m worried about fitting in my runs. I’m wondering if I could cut out a little sleep to fit in training runs before I ... 

6 maximum heart rate training myths get busted

By A.C. Shilton on in Health
Think you know everything about max heart rate and why it’s important? Think again.

For decades, athletes have used maximum heart rate as a way to figure out which zones they should be training in. The most common wisdom was to subtract your age from 220, and - voilà! - you had your max HR, a figure representing the greatest number of beats per minute your ... 

How to return to running after a sprained ankle

By Jenny Hadfield on in Health
The key is to ease in slowly, and only after you’ve recovered strength and range of motion.

I sprained my ankle a few weeks ago. I still can’t run. I’m a bit disheartened, and I can’t seem to get motivated to go to the gym. Do you have any tips to maintain my mojo and get me back to running again? Getting hurt can be a blow to ... 

What is cupping and why are athletes into it?

By Michelle Kight on in Health
You've seen the curious purple circles on the USA's athletes, now take a look into what it's all about.

Cupping has become quite the phenomenon with athletes at Rio 2016. Gold-winning USA swimmer Michael Phelps hit the headlines last week for the strange purple circles marking his shoulders and back. Gymnast Alex Naddour has displayed the same marks on his shoulders, swimmer Nathalie Coughlin has also been seen with ... 

8 reasons for runners to drink more beer

By Caitlyn Giddings for Bicycling on in Health
Justify that post-run pint with any of these health benefits of beer.

Think of all the reasons we run for beer (and sometimes run with beer). There’s the obvious - after a hard run, it tastes like the liquid equivalent of a high-five - and the less proven - it functions as a performance enhancing drug for previously untested dance moves. But ... 

What a beer mile does to your body

By Liz Applegate, Ph.D. on in Health
Here’s what happens when you drink four beers and run four quarter-miles.

Official beer mile rules require drinking a whole can of beer, running a quarter of a mile (one lap of a standard athletics track), and repeating both three more times (penalty lap if you throw up). Obviously, this is ill-advised: consuming four alcoholic beverages in a short period of time is considered binge drinking. ... 

Prebiotics significantly reduce exercise-induced asthma symptoms

By on in Health
A British Journal of Nutrition study has reported evidence that prebiotic supplements can help reduce airway narrowing and inflammation.

We've got promising news for asthmatic runners: a study published in the British Journal of Nutrition has found that the symptoms of exercise-induced asthma can be significantly reduced by consuming more prebiotics. The study, led by sport scientists at Nottingham Trent University, saw a group of adults with exercise-induced asthma receive ... 

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