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Strength training may burn more calories than previously thought

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New study doubles the calorie-burn estimate for bodyweight exercises.

It sometimes seems there are just two kinds of exercisers in the world: those who throw around weights in the gym, and those who hit the roads (or treadmills) to enhance their aerobic fitness. Health authorities eagerly endorse both--an easy call given the country’s rampant obesity crisis. Indeed, health experts ... 

Mo Farah faces a tough field in London Marathon

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World record holder, Olympic and world champion among contenders

Former London Marathon Director David Bedford proclaimed last week that, despite the absence of world 5000- and 10,000-meter record holder Kenenisa Bekele from the field for April 13’s race, “If anyone believes that this is a walk in the park for Mo Farah, they need to think again.” That was an understatement. ...  ... 

Why to run in parks when you're in a city

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Psychological, physical markers of stress are lower in urban parks vs. city centers.

If you've ever had a nice run in your city's park land, and then felt your stress levels rise as you fight your way through city streets to finish your run at your hotel, you weren't imagining things. According to new research on the psychological and physical stress reactions to different urban ... 

Kenenisa Bekele will make marathon debut in Paris

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New challenge for 5K, 10K world record holder.

Kenenisa Bekele, the world record holder for 5000 and 10,000 meters who is often considered the greatest distance runner on the track in history, will make his marathon debut in Paris on April 6.“It will be a crucial test for the rest of his career,” the Ethiopian’s ...  Continue reading ... 

Experts say vitamin supplements don't improve health

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"Stop wasting money," medical journal urges.

Unless you have a known, specific deficiency, buying vitamin and mineral supplements is a waste of money. That's the take-home message from three studies, published in Annals of Internal Medicine, that found no health benefits from the use of vitamin and mineral supplements. In the first study, researchers reviewed the results of three trials ...  ... 

Garmin training schedules

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Changes to the Garmin training plans on RW...

You may have noticed that the Garmin ready schedules we previously had on the site are no longer available. We are making some developments to the site alongdside some changes that Garmin have made and will be launching new functionality in the New Year that will include a number of ... 

Nelson Mandela brought South Africa's runners out of the shadows

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After his release, South Africa was in Olympics for first time in 32 years

Nelson Mandela, the revered Nobel Peace prizewinner who after 27 years in prison gained his freedom and became South Africa’s first black president in a newly post-apartheid era in 1994, believed “sport has the power to change the world … It has the power to inspire. It has the power ... 

New study questions 'healthy overweight'

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Compared with normal-weight people, the heavier are at increased risk of disease.

When it comes to long-term health, sorry, but you probably can't have your cake and eat it, too. According to new research, recent suggestions that it's possible to be overweight or obese without increased health risks are wrong, and concepts such as "benign obesity" aren't supported by data. Writing in Annals of ... 

Man with drug-resistant TB runs 10K

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Peruvian Carlos Cantaro thought to be first to do so.

A Peruvian man with multidrug-resistant tuberculosis is thought to be the first with the condition to complete a 10K road race, which he did last month in 55 minutes at Lima's RPP Half Marathon and 10K. Carlos Cantaro, 27, started running when he was 12 and was, he says, a decent ... 

Suffering for success

By Alex Hutchinson on in News
It doesn't get easier, you just get faster.

Matt Fitzgerald has an interesting new article on pain tolerance and running that's worth checking out. In it, he describes the results of a classic 1981 British Medical Journalstudy (full text freely available) on pain threshold and pain tolerance in swimmers. What's the difference between threshold and tolerance? Threshold tells you when ...  Continue reading

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