Be it a visit to your doctor, family reunions with the grandparents, or the ubiquitous pharmaceutical commercials, we hear a lot about cholesterol. We are told that our time spent on the saddle is important
Both a bane to runners and—in some strange way—a badge of honor, the black toenail, or subungual hematoma, is actually blood collecting underneath your nail. It can occur from acute or chronic injury,
Taylor Ceepo was only 22, a star soccer player freely graduated from Walsh University, when she lined up for the Cleveland Half Marathon on May 19. But less than a quarter-mile from the finish, Ceepo and
• New research in the British Journal of Sports Medicine concludes that working out more than typical guidelines call for won’t raise your risk of an early death. • Death from all causes—including cardiovascular
• Fans are only effective at cooling you down in hot, humid conditions—in hot, dry conditions, they can actually make you feel hotter, a new study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine suggests.
If you peed a little every time you ran, would you tell your doc? According to an Elvie survey of 2,000 women across the United Kingdom, chances are you just live with it. Even though research estimates
If your running shoes fit, your toenails aren’t falling off, and your socks aren’t bloody, it’s easy to ignore your feet. But your lowest extremities really are worth awing over. “The foot is an amazingly
My first marathon sucked. My knee hurt so bad that—instead of cheering—spectators started asking me if I was okay: I made eye contact, shook my head “no,” and kept running. This must look really bad, thought.
There are no two ways around it: running and injury go together like bacon and eggs. According to the 2017 National Runner Survey, roughly 75 percent of runners have had some sort of sport-related injury
It’s no surprise that the most common injury area for us runners is the lower leg. The shin or lower leg includes everything between the knee and ankle, and is a prime spot for aches and pains due to high-impact
• To prevent blisters, ensure you are wearing properly fitting shoes and socks. • Yes, you can run with blisters, but you should make sure they are protected with a clean bandage and dry socks. • Proper
Your calf muscles (also known as the gastrocnemius and soleus muscles) simultaneously act as the gas and brake pedal on a run. Need to push up a steep hill? Those are your calf muscles called into action.
Because of all the time you spend outside running, it’s important to know how to properly remove a tick. If a tick is left in your skin for more than 36 hours, it puts you at risk for Lyme disease. According
• Drinking ice cold water after working out isn’t dangerous and won’t cause fainting—rehydrating with water of any temperature is important to decrease your risk of dehydration and boost your overall •