Category Archives: Science and Research

Science / research running articles.

Keep Active to Fight Cancer

running2.jpgWe all know exercise and physical activity is good for us. You’d be hard-pressed to find someone who could tell you that activity is not a component of balanced, healthy living. (Or at least honestly, and not part of a last-ditch attempt to spend a lazy summer’s day sunk deep into the couch watching baseball and drinking beer!) Continue reading Keep Active to Fight Cancer

Endurance Training Boosts Your Fast-Twitchers, Too

deena kastorWhen it comes to muscle fiber-types, you’ve got your fast-twitch for sprinting and slow-twitch for distance running performance, right? Well, not so fast. Researchers have recently published results online in the Journal of Applied Physiology that suggest it might not be so black and white, after all. Continue reading Endurance Training Boosts Your Fast-Twitchers, Too

Oscar Pistorius Cleared for Competition

olympic ringsAs if we needed another reason to be intrigued by the track and field events leading up to, and culminating at, this summer’s Beijing Olympics, we might now have one. If he can qualify for the South African team, Oscar Pistorius, a bilateral amputee and Paralympic track star, will be allowed to compete against able-bodied athletes in Beijing. Continue reading Oscar Pistorius Cleared for Competition

Taking a Closer Look at Runner’s Knee

running feetSwimmers have their ears. Tennis players have their elbows. Us runners have our knees.
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When you consider the act of running and the impact our bodies absorb each time a foot hits the ground, it’s no wonder our knees are susceptible to injury. There is a variety of things that can go wrong at this joint, but one of the most common knee injuries is patellofemoral pain syndrome, or runner’s knee. Continue reading Taking a Closer Look at Runner’s Knee

Probiotics: Not Just for Your Gut Anymore

lactobacillusIn recent years, bacteria have gained popularity on the health and wellness scene. Most commonly, you hear of the wonders probiotic bacteria can work for your gastrointestinal health. But now there’s evidence to suggest they may play a beneficial role in staving off respiratory tract infections too. Continue reading Probiotics: Not Just for Your Gut Anymore