Category Archive for: ‘Running’

The Problem of Breast Pain in Women Who Exercise

By GRETCHEN REYNOLDS In the days before the London Marathon last year, scientists from the Research Group in Breast Health at the University of Portsmouth in England approached female racers at the event’s registration center and asked them to complete an anonymous questionnaire about their exercise habits and breast health. Gretchen Reynolds on the science of fitness. Marathon, half-marathon, 10K …

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For Older Runners, Good News and Bad

Sometimes it’s good news when a study’s hypothesis is not proved. That was the case, certainly, with a new study of older runners, in which researchers assumed that athletes over 60 would be noticeably less efficient than their younger counterparts. For the experiment, published in The Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, researchers at the University of New Hampshire and …

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That Little Voice Inside Your Twinge

June 24, 2009By GINA KOLATANew York Times A COLLEAGUE of mine at The Times who is a triathlete had a question: Everyone tells you to listen to your body, but what are you supposed to listen to? Turns out it’s not so obvious. Deena Kastor, the American record holder for the marathon, interprets the advice selectively. “Running isn’t always comfortable,” …

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Advice For Novice Runners Who Want To Avoid Injury

Apr. 12 2009 Angela Mulholland, CTV.ca News Staff When the weather finally warms, spring is a time when many people think of dusting off their sneakers and taking up running. And why not? Running is pretty simple. Not much to master, really; just put one foot in front of the other and you’re off and running. But while springtime is …

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Favorite Excuse Not to Run: It Hurts My Back

Wed, 08/06/2008 – 1:00pm by FitSugar For some women, running hurts their knees, shins, or chest, but another common complaint is back pain. Your back can either hurt during a run, directly afterward, or even the next day. Back pain can make it hard to sleep, walk, work, or sit at a desk, and it will definitely make you never …

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