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Deciphering knee pain

Deciphering knee pain Marvin H. Bloom Most athletes, recreational or professional, have knee pain sooner or later. Dramatic injuries, such as anterior cruciate ligament tears, may be fairly simple to diagnose. On the other hand, the more common sources of knee pain in runners can be a challenge to decipher. Meniscal Pain The meniscus is […]

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Beef up your iron intake for best performance – running performance

Beef up your iron intake for best performance – running performance – Brief Article You don’t have to be anemic in the classic textbook sense for your iron status to affect your training. Anemia is a deficiency of red blood cells and is measured in various ways–hemoglobin, number of red cells, and hematocrit. These values […]

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What does 4 oz of broccoli look like?

What does 4 oz of broccoli look like? – Practically Speaking Successful dieting has a lot to do with calculating the calories your body uses daily, and, for a sensible weight loss program of one pound per week, creating a daily deficit of 500 or so calories (see “You Do The Math,” Running & FitNews, […]

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Pedometer accuracy under scrutiny

Pedometer accuracy under scrutiny many of today’s pedometers do a great deal more than record the number of steps you take. If you enter some personal information, such as stride length and weight, they also calculate how far you traveled and how much energy you used to do it. Although the information pedometers give you […]

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Mental preparation for your personal best

Mental preparation for your personal best – Brief Article Jack Lesyk To run your best, the most important preparation for top performance occurs during the many months prior to a race. During the final week there is usually little that you can do to enhance your physical performance. Yet there are many things that can […]

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Running away from depression – how running controls depression symptoms

Running away from depression – how running controls depression symptoms – Brief Article Although no one should throw out a prescription for antidepressants or discontinue psychotherapy or counseling, you should know that running can be as effective in controlling the symptoms of major depression as medication. In a recent study, 156 men and women with […]

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Rest and easy days: more important than you think

Rest and easy days: more important than you think – running Dale Guilford There are as many different types of runners as there are people who run. But one problem that many runners hold in common is a work ethic that too often precludes rest. Some runners have to be held down in order to […]

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Running and living – Brief Article

Running and living – Brief Article – Excerpt Kevin Nelson Life is complicated. Running is simple. Is it any wonder that people like to run? Running is very clear. It has a definite beginning and end. We start running at the beginning, and when we reach the finish, we stop. In work and in other […]

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Resting heart rate highs & lows

Resting heart rate highs & lows – Brief Article Runners are notorious for bragging about low resting heart rates. “Mine’s 52.” “Man, that’s nothing, mine’s 45.” It’s a macho, runner-thing. A study from Northwestern University indicates that there’s even more to brag about if you have a low resting heart rate. Classically, a pulse taken […]

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Cutting through the haze of health marketing claims

Cutting through the haze of health marketing claims Televised direct marketing, niche advertising, and the Internet have all aided in the proliferation of health fraud, dubious medical claims, fad diets, and other pseudoscientific hokum designed to extract millions of dollars a year from the health conscious. For candid, unbiased analysis of health claims, consider www.quackwatch.org, […]