As we will see in this blog, even saying things like ‘stretching your calf muscles’ can be an oversimplification. Today we’re going to identify the main muscle regions in the lower limbs, and provide instructions on how to stretch them.
If you fear for the health and safety of a loved one or friend, then it’s vital to make them aware of the potential risks of falling and ways in which they can help themselves prevent falling and any type of negative consequence it may carry.
Osgood-Schlatter disease is the inflammation of the Tibial Tubercle, which is where the Patellar Tendon connects to the kneecap, running down to the shinbone. The primary cause of the condition is sudden growth spurts, which is further exacerbated by physical activity (not necessarily excessive activity, it must be noted)
When studying, your mind is focused on many different things: exams, projects, deadlines, scheduling, remembering what you need to learn, and actually learning it. It’s easy to allow studying to take control of your time and focus, and although it must be done, this can cause us to forget about our wellbeing. Diet and sleep are the most famously hard-hit areas during study time, but one area that is overlooked all too often is the strain we put on our necks.
Running a personal record in a race is a popular running goal, but there are plenty of other targets to keep you motivated to run all year-long. Here are some goals to set your sights on.
Running 5K doesn’t mean the same thing for everyone, so it’s difficult to say what a good run time is. For some people a good run time is that they finished the 5K at all, whereas other more experienced runners may be itching to beat their previous personal best.
Stretching After Your Runs Can Help Improve Your Flexibility And May Help With Injury Prevention. Here Are Some Great Running Stretches.
No matter how focused we are on a task or how committed to a schedule, we all go through periods when we need a break – both mentally and physically. This is the same for runners. This can happen after completing a big race that you've been working towards for months as it can be tough to stay motivated once you've reached your goal.
It is always difficult, especially as a beginner runner, to know what pace you should be running at. So for now, don’t worry about your speed, if you are still able to converse you are running at your right speed!
Running for a long period of time puts pressure on your body to produce energy to keep you going and keep your performance up. When you go for a short run (less than an hour) most of your energy comes from stored muscle glycogen. So how do I refuel when running?
Since 2009, the Multiple Sclerosis International Foundation has held an annual campaign to raise awareness for the 2.3 million people globally who live with MS. World MS Day takes place on the last Wednesday of May, with events taking place throughout the month leading up to it. This year, the event falls on the last day of May, Wednesday the 31st, and the theme is “Life with MS”.
Proper hydration for running is essential to avoid causing injury and to improve performance, but often runners are unsure if they should consume a sports drink or just plain water?
Some days we need a little more of a push out the door than others, so just like your running programme, you should also have a plan to maintain your motivation to run. Here are some helpful tips to get you going.
Side stitches can be very painful and are frequent in those new to running as new runners tend to breath quickly and shallow.
Whether you are a new or experienced runner, it is normal to breathe harder than usual. However, breathlessness and discomfort should not be part of running.
Prioritise. Ask yourself one question – if you are not running then what are you doing instead… Watching T.V., meeting friends, in the pub, at work??Surely you can take 30 minutes out of your day to fit a wee run in.
Whether you are a beginner or a serious runner, after a long run you are likely to feel some aches and tenderness in your muscles. While this is normal, if the pain is persistent it shouldn't always be disregarded completely as avoiding the pain can lead to a more serious injury. So when is it ok to run through the pain?
Many runners, especially those new to running, often get so excited about their running that they do too much, too fast, too soon. This often results in common overuse running injuries.
First things first – You are not alone. Fear of running in public or feeling self-conscious while exercising prevents a lot of people from even beginning a running routine. You may be worried that you’ll look slow, silly, too fat, and too old to other runners or people on the street.Like anything else, the first time is usually the hardest, so don’t be concerned about what others think!