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Inflammation may have its place in the healing runner

Inflammation may have its place in the healing runner – You & Your Body To inflame or not to inflame Although recent trial participants experienced relief from muscle soreness with a topical non-steriodal anti inflammatory drug (NSAID), some doctors believe the clinical evidence is thin at best that these drugs do much to help running […]

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Unraveling fiber

Unraveling fiber proteins, fats, carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals–these are the basic materials from which our bodies build muscle, repair tissue and draw energy. But what of fiber, the mysterious substance we hear about periodically as a vital element of good health? Is it a nutrient? Where do we find it and what exactly is its […]

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Nausea and high altitude running

Nausea and high altitude running I attempted the Pike’s Peak Marathon last year but had to drop out due to severe nausea and vomiting. I’d love to try it again. Any thoughts? Alan Mason Hudson, NY The symptoms of acute altitude sickness (AMS) include nausea, vomiting, headache, and severe fatigue. AMS can occur at altitudes […]

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Lifetime exercise is safe for your knees – injuries, not exercise lead to osteoarthritis

Lifetime exercise is safe for your knees – injuries, not exercise lead to osteoarthritis – Brief Article In the good news department, here’s another study dispelling the myth that lifetime exercise “wears down” your knees causing future osteoarthritis. This study surveyed 4,316 people in England on their exercise habits, incidence of osteoarthritis, knee injury history, […]

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Nutrition bars and running

Nutrition bars and running Do you bank on nutrition bars to give you an extra kick in your run? You just may get a kick in the seat of your pants–the place where your wallet resides. Claims of sports bars such as the Access[R] bar to improve your utilization of fat, speed recovery, and supercharge […]

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Getting the most out of this ski season

Getting the most out of this ski season the novelty and thrill of downhill skiing make it a great way to stay fit in the colder months. Skiing is a terrific workout, but because it’s seasonal, we tend to rust after half a year or more away. If skiing-specific muscles are out of shape when […]

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Running lowers cancer risk

Running lowers cancer risk – Brief Article You know very well the cardiovascular benefits of running. But did you know that running and other regular physical activity might help reduce your overall risk of cancer? Over the last ten years research has linked increased physical activity with lower cancer rates. The American Institute of Cancer […]

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Facing facts about fish

Facing facts about fish It is well established that the polyunsaturated omega-3 fatty acids found in dark-fleshed, coldwater fish are healthful in a variety of ways. Consuming fish oil regularly can help ward off the serious heart rhythm disturbances associated with sudden cardiac death. Omega-3s also reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke, and […]

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Health nuts? – benefits of nuts in women’s diets

Health nuts? – benefits of nuts in women’s diets – Brief Article To the great benefit of the public, researchers will be cashing in on the Harvard Nurses Health Study for years to come. Here’s another tidbit for us to squirrel away. Women who ate more than five ounces of nuts a week (that’s about […]

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Runner’s high – health news – Brief Article

Runner’s high – health news – Brief Article – Excerpt Ever wonder what is behind the ubiquitous runner’s high? It might be closer to the drug-induced equivalent than you would think. Researchers in the United Kingdom have linked the production of a brain chemical to aerobic exercise. Measurements of phenylacetic acid levels in the urine […]