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6 ways runners can lose weight without dieting

By Liz Applegate, Ph.D. on in Health
New weight-loss research says you should stop dieting – and start eating and running more.

If you’re a runner who’s struggled to lose weight, blame your genes – prehistoric genes, that is. Thousands of years ago – even as recently as several decades ago – humans spent much of their days doing hard, physical work that burned lots of energy. Our ancestors fuelled all that ... 

Runners and blood clots

By Jenny Hadfield on in Health
Learn about risk factors, symptoms and what you should do if you suspect you have a clot.

I’ve mentioned my experience with venous thromboembolism (VTE) - that is, blood clots - and in response, I’ve received countless questions about the risks specific to runners, the symptoms to watch for, and the recovery process. Tuesday, October 13, was World Thrombosis Day, and in honour of everyone who has asked questions, ...  ... 

6 nutritious chocolate fixes

By Georgia Scarr on in Health
Make the most of your chocolate fix with these nutrition-packed treats.

Sorting your chocolate cravings doesn’t have to mean reaching for a family-sized bar of Dairy Milk. Satisfy your sweet tooth with one of these chocolate treats with a healthy kick. The Raw Chocolate Co: Organic Raw Chocolate Raisins (£1.49, 28g) What: Organic raisins covered with raw chocolate Why eat it: Raw chocolate is ... 

How to fuel your long runs

By Susan Paul on in Health
Once you’re running longer than normal, focus on foods that will energise your run.

It's a good idea to eat something before a long run, especially on runs longer than two hours. Just like logging miles is part of the conditioning process for a marathon, so is eating before and during the run so you’ll know what works best the day of the race. Digestion ... 

Pre-run ibuprofen won't improve performance if you're already sore

By Scott Douglas on in Health
Research found no difference in time to exhaustion between runners who did and didn't take ibuprofen.

Popping a handful of ibuprofen soon before a hard run if you're already sore is no more effective than popping a handful of jelly beans, suggests research published in the Journal of Athletic Training. The study adds to evidence that the approach many runners take to anti-inflammatories is unhelpful and potentially ...  ... 


By Rhalou Allerhand on in Health
If you wake up on race day feeling below par, should you go ahead and run, risking a DNF (did not finish), or listen to your body and DNS (did not start)?

Two weeks ago I was faced with a conundrum. I woke up the morning before marathon day with a stinking cold. I did not feel remotely like running. In fact I wanted to curl up and die. As the day wore on my cold got worse and I considered dropping ... 

Nutrition battle: Peanut butter vs. Marmite

By on in Health
Which is the best spread for your bread?

As recommended by nutritionist Karen Reid. Continue reading

Iron levels and altitude training

By Alex Hutchinson on in Health
Taking supplements could increase the benefits of thin-air training.

Altitude training is one of those dark arts where everyone has a different “secret recipe” for what makes it work best. One of the tips you often hear from top coaches is that you need to take extra iron to get the most benefit. It’s a logical suggestion in theory: ... 

Nutrition battle: Olive oil vs. coconut oil

By Georgia Scarr on in Health
We pit olive against coconut in the battle of the oils.

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How to handle running-related knee pain

By Jenny Hadfield on in Health
We will all experience it at some point, but what should we do?

I’m training to improve my 10K time, and last week during my long run I started to feel knee pain. Do you have any tips? Should I rest or run? - Rick You’re wise to be mindful of your knee pain, Rick. In many cases, catching it early and making a few ... 

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