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Sprinters are born, not made

By News on in Health
A new study reports you're either born fast or you're not.

Many people who ran track in high school remember the kid who showed up at practice one day and was immediately the best sprinter on the team. A new analysis of world-class sprinters supports the belief that you're either born fast or you're not. Two professors at Grand Valley State University in ...  ... 

Make me a better runner: boxing (part 2)

By Kerry McCarthy, RW Commissioning Editor on in Health
The second blog in our new series, in which we guinea pig ourselves trying training programmes and workouts from different sports to see which ones can help your running. This week we explain the benefits of Tabata sprint training.

Tabata: a word you may have heard increasingly over the last 18-24 months in the fitness press, but what is it? It’s a specific type of high-intensity interval training that takes its name from the man who invented it, a Japanese physician and researcher called Dr Izumi Tabata. It’s very simple and ... 

Should you stretch before running?

By Alex Hutchinson on in Health
Stretching results in slower starts, greater effort.

A few weeks ago, I took the "anti" side in a lighthearted RW debate about post-run stretching. Turns out stretching is still a hot-button issue that gets people fired up! So with that in mind, here's an interesting new study from researchers in Brazil, just published in PLoS ONE, that looks at the effects ...  ... 

Make me a better runner: boxing

By Kerry McCarthy, RW Commissioning Editor on in Health
Welcome to our new series, in which we guinea pig ourselves trying training programmes and workouts from different sports to see which ones can help your running.

The more you learn about running, the more you realise it’s a whole body sport. Which is why ‘cross-training’ as a concept has come to the fore in the last few years. If you want to run faster, stronger, further  - then you need to take a more holistic approach ... 

Hot drinks v. cold drinks for cooling

By Alex Hutchinson on in Health
Physiologists locate new temperature sensors in the stomach.

A couple of years ago research from  the University of Ottawa's Thermal Ergonomics Lab about how drink temperature affects sweat rate came out. You know those stories about how people in India sip hot tea to stay cool during the hot months? It turns out they're not crazy: when you do the ... 

Best reader running tips

By Kerry McCarthy on in Health
We want to hear from you.

Hi guys, we're putting together a feature for an upcoming issue of RW which we hope you can contribute to. The working title is 101 Quickest Running Tips It's a composite list feature full of old and (hopefully mostly) new wisdom to make your running better. The 'quickest' bit is twofold. It refers ... 

20-minute workout boosts cognitive ability

By News on in Health
A study shows 20 minutes of moderate intensity exercise can sharpen your focus.

Different workouts have different short-term effects. If you want to feel the stress of a busy day gradually disappear, go on a relaxed trail run. If you've been dragging and want to jumpstart your central nervous system, sprint up a steep hill a few times. And if you want to ... 

Diary of an injured runner #2

By Annie Rice on in Health
And so the injury journey continues.

Another MRI scan has revealed that I’m still very much in the injured stage of my rehab. I arrived at my doctor’s office last week with the mindset that anything that didn’t involve me skipping out of their clinic, tossing my crutches to one side, would be quite devastating. But ... 

Health: Perfect protein for runners

By Pamela Nisevich Bede, M.S., R.D. on in Health
Not sure how much protein you need or the best way to get it? Check out our runner's guide to this powerful, essential nutrient.

Protein is an essential nutrient providing four calories per gram that is responsible for a host of activities in the body. It is a component of every cell, and approximately 17 per cent of body weight (in the form of lean tissue) comes from protein. Protein is crucial to the ... 

Healthy running during pregnancy

By Pamela Nisevich Bede, M.S., R.D. on in Health
Everything you need to know about fueling in the third trimester.

1276 miles. That’s how many miles I traversed, sometimes foolishly, sometimes in an unsightly, slow, and painful manner, during pregnancy number one. But as they say, every pregnancy is different, and this time around I’ll be lucky to hit 800 miles. I was doing well for the first two trimesters, logging ... 

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