What to do if you... ...get a stitchWhat's going on? Stitches are caused by the diaphragm cramping, creating a sharp pain under the lower edge of the ribcage. On inhalation, we take air into our lungs pressing the diaphragm downward. When we exhale, the diaphragm moves back up an...
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harder and faster, and get it to the finish quicker, but why not straighten the wheel?The Alexander Technique has helped me in three ways: firstly it showed me that the wheel was wonky; secondly, it helped me straighten it; thirdly, it made me appreciate
In his staggering career, 36-year-old Haile Gebrselassie has dominated the world of running with success in track, cross-country and on the road. Gebrselassie's remarkable career started at 15, when he ran his first marathon in Addis Ababa wearing street shoes - and pulled off a ...
lack of strength and flexibility – perhaps helped along by a dose of overuse and/or sudden changes in training. Fortunately, most of these problems are preventable, says Krabak, by following smart training tactics, namely, listening to your body
You've run countless miles, spent hours in the pool and pedalled until your bike feels like it's a part of your body, but unless you put yourself through some training sessions designed to help you hit your peak in time for race day, your efforts
Brain:When you see your boss coming your way after you've committed some minor (or major) mishap, your brain reads his or her expression and plots a course of action (it pumps out cortisol and adrenaline, which allows you to run, fast, should it become necessary). "That's good in...
help to prevent calcium deficiency and osteoporosis There is no evidence that extra calcium prevents osteoporosis; exercise - with adequate calcium intake - prevents bone loss. Runners who eat few or no dairy products may benefit from supplements
, nuts and legumes Encourage muscle growth and prevent muscle breakdown May offset protein breakdown in muscles; supplements can increase muscle growth or recoveryCoenzyme Q-10 Helps release energy from food to body's cells Can be made in the body; food
The benefits of running are well documented, but it seems the advantages increase exponentially as you age. Regular running can help slow the effects of time, lead to a longer life and improve quality of life in ageing runners, according to a study
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