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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 ...  ... 

The psychology of muscle soreness

By Alex Hutchinson on in Health
How you think about pain affects how you feel after a hard workout.

If you do an unusually hard workout - perhaps a run with lots of steep downhills and other unfamiliar movements - you’ll probably be sore the next day. How sore? That depends, you would think, on just how much damage you’ve done to your muscles. But there may be more to ... 

4 ways to avoid the dreaded side stitch

By Jenny Hadfield on in Health
You can start by watching what you eat before a run.

Few things are worse than getting a side stitch during a run. Here are three ways to prevent the problem, and one strategy for stopping a stitch in its tracks: Eat mindfully pre-run There are many theories as to why stitches occur, and one of them factors in what and when you ... 

5 reasons you should never go on a juice cleanse or detox diet

By Caroline Praderio for Eat Clean on in Health
Whether you’re trying to lose weight or just get healthy, here are some good reasons to leave these fad fasts off the list.

Thinking about trying a juice cleanse or radical detox to lose weight or get faster? The allure of these diets can be strong. Of course you like the idea of clearing out your insides, hopefully to make yourself leaner and meaner. But as attractive as the idea of detoxing is, ... 

Is your heart a ticking time bomb?

By Sam Murphy on in Health
Captain David Seath died from a suspected heart attack in this year’s London Marathon, aged just 31. In the wake of his tragic death, and headlines about the possible risks of excessive exercise, we investigate whether running can spell trouble for your heart.

There are many reasons running gives us a feel-good glow. There’s the endorphin rush, the stress relief, the sense of accomplishment and the knowledge we’re doing ourselves good. Countless studies, encompassing vast numbers of subjects – young and old, healthy and unhealthy (including heart attack survivors), slim and overweight – ... 

Can I run with arthritic knees?

By William O. Roberts, MD on in Health
Using pain as your guide - run more when you feel good, less when you don't - can help you manage.

Marilyn asks: I am 41-year-old woman who enjoys 5Ks and half marathons. My doctor just told me that I have arthritis in my left knee. He told me to run less if I still want to walk when I am 50. He advises I swim or bike or do other ... 

How to prevent and treat chafing

By Blane Bachelor on in Health
Tackle one of running’s most common war wounds.

Ever experience thigh rubbing so painful your legs feel like they’ve brushed against a cheese grater? Or cross a finish line, realising that the spectacle of your blood-streaked shirt is eliciting horror from spectators? Chafing, a runner’s rite of passage, is the result of friction that occurs when skin rubs ... 

4 tips for staying fit in the heat

By A.C. Shilton on in Health
Shine bright all summer with the right seasonal goal.

Summer can be a tricky time for runners. Sure, you’ve got long days, but that occasional sunshine can be sweltering. Holidays, BBQs and other seasonal fun can tempt you to skip workouts, especially if you aren’t actively training for something. “There are a lot of distractions for athletes during the warm-weather ... 

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