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Three Steps For Stronger Bones – Learn How Exercise Helps Osteoporosis

Three Steps For Stronger Bones – Learn How Exercise Helps Osteoporosis

Bones are normally very strong structures, but in some people they can become weak and easy to break – a condition known as osteoporosis. There are several factors that can cause osteoporosis ranging from malnutrition, lack of exercise, hormone levels, genetics and even certain illnesses. When a person has osteoporosis the loss of bone strengthRead more about Three Steps For Stronger Bones – Learn How Exercise Helps Osteoporosis[…]

This 20 minute warm-up programme reduces injuries in young female football players – Use it!

This 20 minute warm-up programme reduces injuries in young female football players – Use it!

I am often amazed and flabbergasted at the lack of attention coaches and players of amateur football teams give to warm-up drills. Football is the most popular sport in the world and the incidence rate of outdoor soccer injuries is among the highest of all sports injuries. Women in particular are at a greater riskRead more about This 20 minute warm-up programme reduces injuries in young female football players – Use it![…]

Diet And Stress Fractures In Male Athletes – Has The Research Finally Caught Up?

Diet And Stress Fractures In Male Athletes – Has The Research Finally Caught Up?

At last research has identified that a subset of male athletes may suffer from undiagnosed low bone density which may predispose them to developing stress fractures. Maintaining peak bone mass or high bone density is extremely important for strong bones and preventing fractures. We’ve known for years that female athletes are at high risk ofRead more about Diet And Stress Fractures In Male Athletes – Has The Research Finally Caught Up?[…]

Exercises for runners whose jobs chain them to their desks

Exercises for runners whose jobs chain them to their desks

You should be well aware at this point that sitting is bad for your health. The 2 main categories of health problems caused by a chair are: 1. Illnesses including diabetes and heart disease that are linked to decreased activity levels. As a runner you will hopefully sidestep these, but if you are still worriedRead more about Exercises for runners whose jobs chain them to their desks[…]