Should we wait for pain to stop us exercising before we seek treatment? Or with better education can we be taught to recognise the early onset of an injury? Read more at the Drummond Clinic to learn how to take charge of your body and recognise early signs of injury.
Researchers are creating a skin patch that can test droplets of sweat whilst people exercise and beam results to their smartphones, possibly a new way to track health and fitness. If you think of perspiration as a drippy nuisance think again. “Sweat has biochemical components within it that tell us a lot about physiological health,” … More Testing Sweat For Health
In the 21st Century, it’s easy to be lazy. You can sit to work, to travel and to be entertained. This comfort comes at a cost though – your body won’t get the exercise it needs to be healthy. But some of us don’t have the time, or the interest, to join a gym or … More Don’t have time to exercise? Think again
A centuries-old traditional Chinese therapy called cupping is all the rage among elite athletes at the Olympics. In cupping, a therapist places a glass cup over the area to be treated. A pump or heat is then used to create suction inside the cup, which pulls hard against the skin. Athletes who’ve tried it say … More Does Cupping Increase Sports Performance?
A new study finds that people who lift relatively light weighs can build up just as much strength and muscle size as those who grunt through sessions using much heavier weights – if they plan their workouts correctly. Find out how you can plan your weight lifting sessions here
The debate has long been running as to whether cycling or running is better for you. A new study suggests that running has a more positive impact on bone health than cycling. Running puts a higher physical load on bones than swimming or cycling, and this could be telling the body to build more bone … More Boost Your Bone Health By Running
Eddie Izzard recently completed 27 marathons in 27 days, raising more than £1.35m for Sport Relief. But what damage has he done to his body and how can he recover from this incredible feat? Find out at the BBC http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-35860902
Scientists have discovered that when healthy but inactive individuals exercise for just a few minutes, it produces an instant change to their DNA. These DNA changes at specific locations are considered early events in the genetic reprogramming of muscle strength and, consequently, in the metabolic and structural benefits of exercise. Read the full article, and … More Exercise Causes Change to DNA
Being in the depths of winter and training for your chosen sport is never easy – the icy mornings before work, the dark evenings, those weekends where it never seems to stop raining . . . Not the most appealing conditions to kick-start your new year’s resolutions or race preparation! Learn how to embrace your … More Powering Through Winter Training
Whether you were forced to do it at school, picked it up as a means of keeping fit or have progressed to competitive level, running is an activity that the majority of people will do at some point in their lives. The convenience of being able to grab a pair of trainers and go is … More What Makes a Good Runner?