Tag Archives: running

  • December 22, 2015

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    Why Some People Sweat a Lot More Than Others

    You’re trucking along on the treadmill and as you reach for a towel to wipe off the perspiration on your forehead, you can’t help but notice the guy to the right who’s sweating so much. It looks like he jumped in a river. Why is it that some people sweat like crazy and some are barely glisteni

  • November 10, 2015

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    Foot Size Affects Running?

    Running efficiency, like fuel economy in cars, reflects how well your body uses energy at any given speed and can be affected by many traits, including body weight and how it is distributed.


    In general, according to a comprehensive 200

  • October 13, 2015

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    Preventing Cramps During Exercise

    Q: Is there any way to prevent or treat muscle cramps, particularly in the hamstring, during exercise?


    A: Many of us who exercise have heard that sweating and dehydration cause cramps. But the latest science suggests otherwise. In one

  • October 7, 2015

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    Homing In on the Source of Runner’s High

    We’ve probably all heard someone exclaim, “Ah, my endorphins are kicking in!” at the end of a good run. Endorphins are famous for supposedly producing “runner’s high,” that fleeting sense of calm and euphoria that engulfs many of us after a satisfying workout.<

  • September 29, 2015

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    It’s My Nervous System That’s Lazy

    The human nervous system ensures that the body reserves its energy and expends as few calories as possible with every movement. Now, a new study reports that the nervous system performs this

  • September 15, 2015

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    Why Runners Get Slower With Age (and How Strength Training May Help)

    Young runners are different from you and me. They have more speed. And to achieve that swiftness, they use certain leg muscles quite differently than runners past age 50 do, according to a new study of runners’ strides at different ages. The study also intimates that man

  • August 18, 2015

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    Happy trail running: There’s a technique, and you can learn it

    AS WE JUMPED over roots and dashed around rocks, Malcolm Dunn told me to look ahead 15 feet. If you look up while trail running, you can see obstacles and flow through them, he said as he ran easily through the woods.

    I nodded as I huffed behind him and tried to flow through the trail

  • August 11, 2015

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    Choosing the Right Running Shoes

    Many runners may be wearing the wrong shoes for their particular stride or the right shoes that were chosen for the wrong reasons, according to a new scientific review about running shoes and injury risks.


    The study helpfully concludes

  • July 14, 2015

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    Barefoot Running May Be Harder for Older Runners

    Experienced older runners who switch to barefoot running may not adjust as naturally to the process as younger runners do, a new study suggests, which could increase their risk of sustaining an injury while running without shoes.

    As virtually anyone who runs or is acquainted with runn

  • June 9, 2015

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    Forgetting the Pain of Exercise

    Completing a marathon can be exhilarating but also agonizing. Thighs cramp. Backs ache. Toes bleed. Stomachs churn. Afterward, leg muscles can become so sore and tight that finishers must ease themselves backward down stairs and request assistance to rise from the toilet.<