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Supportive Shoes vs “Barefoot” Shoes

Running:  Part 3 – Supportive Shoes vs “Barefoot” Shoes   By now most runners will have heard of barefoot shoes or even tried them. What we wear on our feet can have a major impact on how they function. A shoe that fits well, has good grip on the desired surface and feels comfortable will […]


Can I Exercise While I Am Sick?

Exercising When Sick As the cold and flu season arrives, the question often asked is…Should I exercise when I am sick? The first thing that can be affected by the common cold, or more seriously the flu, is your exercise regime.   How vigorously should I exercise? Will it make me more unwell? Should I […]


Running in the 21st Century (Part 2): Am I injured or just sore?

Running: The one-legged exercise Running is a one-legged sport. Throughout the running cycle, one foot strikes the ground and pushes off while the other is mid-air. Momentarily, both feet are off the ground until the other foot makes contact and repeats the same force absorption and push-off movement. As a result, runners have to be […]


Running in the 21st Century (Part 1)

Running – Things to Consider Well we’re right in the thick of it now. If you look out your office window you’ll probably spot a trail of fluoro clad, Pheidippides-inspired heroes, grinding a path in their quest to top last year’s personal best… Yes it is running season, with plenty of people gearing up for […]


Optimum Nutrition for Running in the 21st Century

Optimum Nutrition for Running in the 21st Century Whether you run for fun, fitness or competition, chances are you probably have signed up for some sort of race. It doesn’t matter if you’ve signed up for a 10km race, half marathon or a full marathon, it is really important to practice good fueling and recovery […]