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Does diet or exercise make you more hungry?

By Alex Hutchinson on in Health
The calories may be the same, but appetite cues like your sense of smell react differently.

Let’s say you spend three days burning 25 per cent more calories than you consume. You can do that by decreasing the amount of food you eat, or by increasing the amount of exercise you do. Is there any difference between the two approaches? That’s what a new study in the American Journal ...  ... 

How to avoid stomach problems on the run

By Phillip Latter on in Health
Unpleasant issues at the business end can hamper your training and ruin your races. Use this guide to identify the causes and make the diet tweaks to help.

It may not be something you’re comfortable sharing, but if you’ve experienced on the run what we’ll call, for the sake of decorum, a ‘Paula moment’, rest assured you are not alone. A study in Current Opinion in Clinical Nutrition and Metabolic Care found that 30-50 per cent of runners ... 

My antidepressants are affecting my running

By William O. Roberts, MD on in Health
Mood-lifting drugs don't need to hurt your running. Talk with your doctor about medication options.

I was diagnosed with depression and started medication about six weeks ago. Unfortunately, this medication leaves me exhausted, and I sleep about 10 hours day. My run times have changed, and running seems to be harder and more of a struggle than it used to be. I need my medication, ... 

Q&A: Body questions

By on in Health
We put your body questions to our expert panel.

I'm still sore three days after a long run. Is that okay? If it’s not sharp, localised pain – which could indicate an injury – it’s probably delayed-onset muscle soreness (DOMS), which can peak two days after a hard workout and linger even longer. However, spend the next day or two ... 

How can I relieve IT band pain?

By William O. Roberts, MD on in Health
IT band syndrome is commonly caused by lack of strength.

I've been struggling with IT band syndrome since I started training for the Big Sur marathon. It got so bad at mile 18 that I had walk most of the way. After the marathon, it came and went when I ran. There would be periods when it was fine then there would ... 

Quick guide to your hips

By Cindy Kuzma on in Health
Hip issues are behind many common running injuries. Get to know yours and stay off the physio bench.

Weakness or dysfunction in the structures of the hip can contribute to a wide range of running injuries, extending up into your lower back and as far down as your feet. Here's a quick anatomy lesson. What’s in a hip? Pelvic bones These anchor your core and upper leg muscles and should stay ... 

4 reasons chillies are great for runners

By Rhalou Allerhand on in Health
Spice up your life and feel the benefits.

In the winter months it makes sense to add a little chilli to your dinner to warm things up, but the humble pepper has more benefits than simply adding spice to your supper... 1/ They can help you live longer Are you keen to see in your centenary or run 100 marathons ... 

How to talk to a runner about eating disorders

By Georgia Scarr on in Health
If you're concerned about a fellow runner, follow these tips to make this difficult topic a little easier to address.

We’ve all met the odd runner who strikes us with concern – the person pounding the gym treadmill each morning, your running club friend looking frail at a race start line or a colleague unfalteringly pushing themselves to exhaustion. But at what point should you say something? “Eating disorders come in ... 

Running, eating disorders and energy deficiency

By Georgia Scarr on in Health
When trying to be a good athlete turns into something more sinister, it's time to seek help.

With an estimated 725,000 people in the UK affected by eating disorders, it’s no surprise that amateur and competitive runners are among these. Much discussion around this subject has tended to focus on the female athlete triad - as a medical condition found in physically active girls and women, which ... 

How to cope with training exhaustion

By William O. Roberts, MD on in Health
To fight fatigue, it's critical to get enough sleep and calories to support your running.

Erin asks: I’m training for a 5K PB. I am doing a lot more speed work and quality runs than normal. I can’t get over how tired I am, especially since I am not doing long runs or high mileage. I find it hard to get through the afternoon. Any advice? Training ... 

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