and antioxidants, including an antioxidant called querticin, which is especially effective at fighting off bacteria. Cook: A versatile vegetable, leeks are perfect for adding to soups, stews and casseroles for an easy health kick. Baby leeks can also be steamed
, what you ate, the weather and even your general mood before, during and after each run," adds Wood. "It'll help you identify patterns and the cause and effect of good and bad runs." And training logs don't have a ‘use by' date. "I have all my training
and generally wouldnt refer someone with one high BP reading. Several factors can put it up temporarily, eg caffeine, stress, having just eaten etc. I normally take 3 readings and if still high, advise them have it checked on another occasion. If it was high
Whatever type of runner you are, you should give serious consideration to investing in a heart rate monitor. From as little as £40 you can add a whole new dimension to your training. Strap on a heart rate monitor and you’ll never run too quickly or too slowly again. You won’t be ...
severe form of eccentric exercise, more thoroughly than Professor Roger Eston, head of the school of sport and health sciences at Exeter University. Before taking up his post at Exeter last year, Eston was based at the University of Wales at Bangor, which
drift until I can't run at all at a decent HR. Heresy to the hardcore basetrainers, but hey!"Muttley also made the point that a HRM can be a useful health tool: "Very useful if you give blood, so you can gauge when it's safe to run afterwards. Ditto
a gait problem when I get tired. I roll my feet around more and hold my toes rigid, anticipating an uneven foot fall. Core strength exercises have helped me run more evenly. The fledgling new toenail is in good health! – Stewart Macbride
and health not all about PBs and following the rules. If you want to do it, you will. A couple of easy recovery runs in between and you'll be fine. Because there's pressure you may find you fly round. I have a 43-mile race coming up three weeks after a
If you think a real knee is easily damaged, try taking out your frustrations on a fake one. A busted fake knee stands on my desk – a life-size prop of the kind that experts whip out to explain why this critical yet critically vulnerable joint can end up needing to be rested, reha...
Runners know how to rank their body parts. Most vulnerable? It has to be the knees. Most tortured? Feet. Most powerful? When it comes to speed, endurance and holding the strength that gets us uphill, downhill and everywhere in between, most of us would find it hard to credit any...
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