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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 ... 

4 reasons to eat more mackerel

By Sam Murphy on in Health
This oily fish is not to be underestimated when it comes to health benefits.

Oily fish are nutritional superstars and if you want to buy local, you won’t do better than mackerel, which is abundant in our waters in early summer. Here’s why it’s a good catch. 1/ One 100g serving contains more than 1,000mg of omega-3 fatty acids, which reduce inflammation and lower the ... 

What's causing my arch pain?

By William O. Roberts, MD on in Health
Plantar fasciitis is a likely culprit. But before you self-treat, get a proper diagnosis.

I have arch pain after I run for 30 minutes. I have several pairs of shoes that I rotate, and I'm good about replacing them. Do you know what could be causing this? The foot is an amazing structure. It absorbs some of the shock with each foot strike with rarely ... 

Does running cadence predict injury?

By Alex Hutchinson on in Health
There are conflicting findings about whether fast-steppers stay healthier.

For several years running experts have been debating the role of cadence - the number of steps you take per minute - in your risk of running injury. A pair of presentations at last month’s American College of Sports Medicine meeting offered a look at the latest thinking on the ... 

Should I avoid the heat during summer training?

By Susan Paul on in Health
What’s better: running indoors on the treadmill or cranking out miles on the road?

I am training for my second marathon, and given the summer weather where I live, I am not able to hit the recommended training paces on most of my runs. It’s just too hot and humid. Would it be better for me to use the treadmill or continue running outdoors and not worry about ... 

How to train smarter for fat loss

By Jennifer Van Allen and Pamela Nisevich Bede on in Health
If you're looking to lose excess fat, these training tweaks can help you reach your goals.

When you first start running, if you increase your mileage and speed steadily and give your body enough opportunity to recover, you’ll witness the minor miracle of just how amazing your body is at adapting to new stresses, and becoming stronger and leaner. That’s a very good thing. It helps ... 

9 foods for injury prevention and health

By Charlie Norton on in Health
Bolster your immune system and fend off injuries with these nine mighty ingredients.

1/ Greek yoghurt A bit of an all-rounder: it contains protein, carbs, calcium, vitamins B6 and B12 and potassium, and its probiotic cultures fortify your immune system. Eat: With berries for breakfast. 2/ Chicken broth Boiling up the bones of the carcass releases nutritious bone broth – great for fighting inflammation (thanks to the ... 

Dehydration and cognitive function

By Alex Hutchinson on in Health
Does getting thirsty make you dumber?

One of the presentations that caught my attention at last month’s American College of Sports Medicine meeting in Boston was a look at the links between dehydration and cognitive function, from Christopher Irwin and his colleagues at Griffith University in Australia. In brief, the study asked ten male endurance athletes to ...  ... 

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