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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[…]

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?[…]

10 Steps To Combat Stomach Problems While Running

10 Steps To Combat Stomach Problems While Running

‘‘More marathons are won or lost in the porta-toilets than at the dinner table.’’ This quote from Bill Rodgers, a marathon legend from the 1970’s, sums up the plight of many a distance runner. Depending on the event and conditions, studies have found that between 30% and 90% of endurance athletes experience intestinal problems whileRead more about 10 Steps To Combat Stomach Problems While Running[…]

How To Use Protein Supplements For Training & Injury Recovery – Research Review

How To Use Protein Supplements For Training & Injury Recovery – Research Review

With companies keen on selling you their protein powders and protein shakes, it is often difficult to know if nutrition advice on the internet is grounded in solid research or is just a ploy to get more sales. The advice provided by popular magazines like Men’s Health have also been shown to often be pseudo-science.Read more about How To Use Protein Supplements For Training & Injury Recovery – Research Review[…]

Why do older adults lose muscle strength? – Strategies to help maintain muscle strength

Why do older adults lose muscle strength? – Strategies to help maintain muscle strength

A common complaint from my more competitive patients, who find themselves at the less desirable side of 50, is that they have to train double as hard to perform at their previous levels. They usually dread taking even a few days off training as they feel that their fitness levels decline much faster than inRead more about Why do older adults lose muscle strength? – Strategies to help maintain muscle strength[…]

Multi-day racing: To caffeine or not to caffeine?

Multi-day racing: To caffeine or not to caffeine?

Exciting new research has just been published on the effect caffeine can have on athletic performance over several days. This is of specific interest to athletes who compete in multi-day endurance events and consider taking caffeine before running or throughout the event. Caffeine before running and other sports Caffeine has been shown to have positiveRead more about Multi-day racing: To caffeine or not to caffeine?[…]