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How running can help stem junk food binges

By Scott Douglas on in Health
Aerobic exercise increases brain function associated with self-control.

Running and other forms of aerobic exercise could be key to having the self-control to resist junk food cravings, suggests new research published in Psychosomatic Medicine. Previous research suggests that people whose brains have strong function in the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex (DLPFC) may have greater self-control when it comes to eating behavior. ...  ... 

Exercise addiction isn't tied to weekly mileage

By Scott Douglas on in Health
In study, no link found between ultramarathoners and training volume.

In the popular view, people who run daily, and who run relatively high mileage, are far more often considered "addicted to running" than less frequent, lower-mileage runners. That view–that training volume and exercise addiction are directly related–is false, suggests research published in the Journal of Behavioral Addictions. "Exercise addiction" means one thing ...  ... 

Combining strength and endurance training

By Alex Hutchinson on in Health
How much do they interfere with each other?

This isn't breaking news, but I think it's interesting. While looking through some presentations from last year's Pan Pacific Conference of Medicine and Science in Sport (for a story I'm working on), I stumbled across John Hawley's presentation, "Endurance and Strength Training: Are They Incompatible?" I've written about this topic ... 

What leads to stomach issue in women runners

By Scott Douglas on in Health
Study suggests you'll suffer less if you're leaner, more experienced.

Gastrointestinal problems are common among women runners, especially those who are heavier and relatively new to the sport, according to research published in The BMJ (formerly known as the British Medical Journal). Dutch researchers surveyed more than 400 women who were training for the 5K or 10K at the 2013 Marikenloop, a women-only race ...  ... 

Sex and running: take our survey

By on in Health
Take part in our sex survey.

Please take part in our Sex and Running survey. It's for an upcoming issue of RW and we'd love to hear your thoughts about all aspects of pounding…out the miles. And don't worry, it's anonymous so nobody will know if you're the fast & furious type or more of an ... 

Does stretching "loosen" muscles and tendons?

By Alex Hutchinson on in Health
Some of the key effects of stretching are in your brain.

There's plenty of debateabout whether stretching before and/or after running is useful. But we spend less time thinking about what stretching actually does – what's changing on a muscular, neuromuscular, and biomechanical level when we stretch. A recent study in the Journal of Applied Physiology, from an international team of researchers in Australia, the ...  ... 

Top tips - how to tackle tight hamstrings

By Susan Paul on in Health
Runners' hamstrings can get tight due to over-lengthening.

For runners experiencing pain due to tight hamstrings, the first instinct is often to stretch. The pain may very well be due to tight hamstrings. However, here's why your stretching is most likely NOT helping you. In most cases, runner hamstrings are tight because they are actually over-lengthened rather than tight because ... 

Physio Q&A

By Alison Rose and Graeme Everard on in Health
How to avoid injury on the run and what to do when a niggle presents.

What should runners do when they first feel a niggle or an injury? The first thing an athlete should do when they feel a niggle or an injury coming on, is rest the affected part and apply ice. If you stop soon enough and pay attention to the niggle, it should ... 

Make Me A Better Runner: Boxing (part 7)

By Kerry McCarthy, RW Commissioning Editor on in Health
This week we talk about food, glorious food: how to use it for good rather than evil and ensure you don't waste all that sweat and training effort by eating the wrong stuff.

The biggest mistake that sports people make is in thinking that training is the most important (or only) part of the fitness equation. But what you put in your body is just as important as how hard you flog yourself when you’re out pounding the streets – or in my case ... 

How to build endurance in rehab

By Jenny Hadfield on in Health
Make that recovery count. Increase stamina without aggravating a weak spot or injury on the mend.

Recovering from injury but loathe to give up on your training? Here are four strategies you can employ to continue to build endurance while in rehab. Combo endurance workoutsRun the distance you can complete safely and without pain (ie. 10 miles), and then cycle or elliptical for the time it would take ... 

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