lined up to take part in the Stratford-upon-Avon Race for Life. I remember mentally giving myself the excuse of not doing well even before the gun went. I’d just had a baby, so it didn’t matter if things didn’t go to plan. But they did. I came fourth out
Q I recently started training more heavily for some upcoming 5Ks and 10Ks. I run six days a week, including speedwork. Im a fit 24-year-old, but Ive noticed my sex drive flagging. Could my running be causing this?A There certainly can be a relationship between hard training a...
Q I often suffer from stomach pains when running. Ive tried antacid tablets, but without success. The pain sometimes eases when I bend over. I think that Im eating correctly and not too soon before running. What do you suggest I do to solve the problem? A When you have food i...
Q After suffering from some internal bleeding, I underwent a series of medical tests. These showed that all my baseline bio-readings were normal, but that my liver is larger than average, which my doctors suggest could be the cause of the bleeding. I know distance runners develo...
Q I’ve heard that running can improve asthma, but I suffer from exercise-induced asthma, especially after pushing myself. Will it improve with regular training? A Asthma is a tightening of the small breathing tubes in the lungs. The tubes are surrounded by muscle fibres to regula...
Q After my long runs, I stretch and then hop straight into the shower. But when I get out of the water I sometimes suffer a fever-like chill. I have to get under the duvet for 15-20 minutes before Im back to normal. Whats going on?A When you exercise for extended periods of...
?A The best defence against colds and flu is a strong and healthy immune system. A wealth of natural remedies is available that can both alleviate symptoms and strengthen your natural immunity. Essential oils are one possibility. Cinnamon leaf essential oil
Q I gave birth nine weeks ago, and before this I was running up to eight miles every day. I went for my first run the other day and felt dreadful. I want to run a 10K in a couple of months, before tackling a half-marathon in the autumn. Im worried, though, that I wont get ...
Q No matter what the weather hot or cold, dry or wet my nose drips constantly as I run. As youd expect, its a serious nuisance. What could be causing this problem? Could it be something in my diet?A Youre not alone. Nasal discharge becomes a persistent problem for many r...
Q I have recently discovered that when Im training and racing hard I end up suffering from a terrible sore throat. I eat a well balanced diet, take multi-vitamins and have tried echinacea. Should I take antibiotics, cut down on the alcohol I dont think I drink excessively fo...
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