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4 fixes for happier feet

By Sam Murphy on in Health
Runners’ feet are infamously dodgy. Buck the trend with these simple tips.

Runners’ feet deserve pity: we cram them into sweaty running shoes and pound them into pavements – 30 miles a week adds up to more than 50,000 foot strikes. ‘Runners’ feet face a double whammy,’ says podiatrist Dr Ivan Bristow. ‘Trauma to the nails and vulnerable areas of skin from ... 

5 tips for pre-race stress relief

By Rhalou Allerhand on in Health
In the build-up to race day, you may be struggling with anxiety and riddled with nerves. Try our pre-race stress relievers and rock up to the start line feeling refreshed and ready to run.

In an ideal world running is an escape from the stresses of everyday life. But in reality, if you’re gearing up for a big event as race day draws near running can start to feel more like a chore than a stress reliever. So how do you keep pre-race anxiety ... 

Exercise and meditation combined may combat depression

By on in Health
According to a new study, meditation in conjunction with aerobic exercise can reduce depression.

A combined program of meditation and exercise can reduce depression, according to a Rutgers study. The study, published in Translational Psychiatry, found that meditating and engaging in exercise twice a week for only two months reduced the symptoms for a group of students by 40 per cent. 'We are excited by the findings ...  ... 

Why supplements aren’t as good as foods

By Alex Hutchinson on in Health
Study shows that beetroot juice is more than the sum of its nutrients.

I’ve written lots about the potential endurance-boosting effects of beetroot juice over the last few years. The secret to its powers, according to the research, is its high levels of nitrate. So why not just take straight nitrate (or, more specifically, a nitrate salt like sodium nitrate)? That way, you avoid ... 

How to achieve a runner's high

By K. Aleisha Fetters on in Health
Science reveals how you can produce more feel-good chemicals while running.

Sometimes we get it, sometimes we don't. But we always want it - and more of it. It's the runner's high, and when we are lucky enough to tap into it, our runs feel easy, exhilarating, even euphoric. But we aren't always that lucky, are we? Recently, researchers studied how the ... 

Fix those foot cramps

By Susan Paul on in Health
The causes are numerous, so beat the spasms before they strike.

Diane asks: I am suffering from muscle cramps in my feet after I run. Sometimes the cramps are in the arch of my foot and other times it involves my toes, too. Any suggestions on what I can do to prevent this? Historically, cramping has been thought to be because of ... 

Paleo diet principles may help runners

By Liz Applegate, Ph.D. on in Health
Recent research found that the Paleo diet isn't great for diabetes, but athletes can follow some of its guidelines for a well-rounded meal plan.

If you haven’t heard of the loved-by-some-hated-by-others Paleo diet, you’re probably living under a rock from the cavemen days. The premise of this diet is to go back to our caveman roots and eat as if we were still hunters and gatherers. This means nixing the added sugar, dairy, grains ... 

6 nutrition tips for better bone health

By Georgia Scarr on in Health
Eat your way to stronger bones.

1/ Keep up your calcium levels There’s more calcium in your body than any other mineral, and over 99% of that is found in your teeth and bones. “If we don’t get adequate calcium from our diet, our bodies will leech the calcium from our bones to achieve this,” says dietitian ... 

All you need to know about stress fractures

By Georgia Scarr on in Health
Know your enemy to avoid spending time on the sidelines.

In amongst everything from blisters and chafing to plantar fasciitis and IT band syndrome, there’s one injury that puts fear into the heart of runners: the stress fracture. A painful injury that strikes seemingly out of nowhere, a stress fracture is guaranteed to keep you away from the start line. ... 

What dehydration does to your body and how you can prevent it

By Pamela Nisevich Bede, M.S., R.D on in Health
Get the lowdown on how dehydration works so you can drink water responsibly.

Why hydration is important When your muscles work, they create heat. Sweat works to dissipate this heat, but if you’re not replacing those fluids with water and sports drinks (which have electrolytes that help balance your body’s fluids), and conditions are hot, it creates the perfect storm: your heart is forced to work harder, ... 

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