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Forefoot vs Midfoot vs Rearfoot Running?

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What do runners generally do regards foot strike? A recent Runner’s World study of more than 160,000 recreational and elite runners revealed that 40 percent of people thought they were heel strikers, 43 percent midfoot strikers and 17 percent forefoot strikers. Under analysis it was found, 94 percent of these runners were heel strikers, 4…

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Is running bad for my knees?

Running and knees

What about my knees? Adults are recommended that they achieve 150 minutes of moderate activity per week to improve our health and running is a great form of cardiovascular exercise that helps us to achieve this. There is a persistent misconception about running and knee degeneration and the following beliefs tend to be quite common:…

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Best Exercise For Weight Loss

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Do you want to lose weight? If you’re reading this article you are probably like most, who struggle to stay on track with a diet and exercise regime. Losing weight or dieting is really not that simple. Many different factors can affect why you may not lose or gain weight such as gender, age, metabolism,…

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Does the running shoe fit?

Correct running shoes

  Often the running shoe discussion can be quite divisive and there are sure to be many varying opinions for what is “the best” type of shoe. There are 2 distinct types of shoes to consider which each have their own variations.   Conventional Shoes   Minimalistic Shoes   In recent times, there has been…

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The SMART way to Exercise!

  It’s 6 weeks until summer, the start of a new year, till you turn fifty! You’re retiring, starting a new job, getting married or just had a baby! The above examples are all good reasons that may motivate you into starting an exercise program. But how you go about it is the difference between…

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I’ve torn my ACL! Do I need surgery?

ACL reconstruction surgery vs non-surgical rehabilitation So, you’ve torn your ACL. Everyone from your mother to your dry cleaner will have an opinion on what to do. Even health professionals such as your doctor, physio or orthopaedic specialist may even have differing opinions on how you should proceed. It can get very confusing to know…

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ARE ORTHOTICS REALLY NECESSARY?

Orthotics

In the past! For many years, some medical professionals have told patients their problem is caused by their foot striking the ground incorrectly. To overcome their problem and become pain free, they have been prescribed custom orthotic insoles for their shoes, often at high cost to the client. Evidence! However, there seems to be a…

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RUNNING INJURIES

Running Injuries

What causes running injuries? The biggest cause of running injuries is a sudden increase of running mileage in preparation for a race or personal goal. This significantly increases injury risk due to an increase in running volume (how much), intensity (how hard) and frequency (how often). Changes are often made too fast for the body…

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RUNNING – WHO’D HAVE THOUGHT!?

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Yes, running is proven to benefit fitness, strength, bone density etc, but did you know it is one of the best exercises for: tightening your lower CORE REDUCING joint pain (neck, back, hip, knees) improving brain function (increasing cerebral blood flow) It’s Easier Than You Think For a lot of people, the idea of going for a run is intimidating or downright…

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