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  • Want To Avoid Trail Running Injuries? Start Running At Night.

    Want To Avoid Trail Running Injuries? Start Running At Night.

    1st November 2017

    TRAIL RUNNING at night could help protect you from long term injuries… as long as you can get through the first few weeks unscathed.  That’s according to leading UK osteopath Stephen Makinde, who says that when your body has reduced…

  • Chest Pain & Running

    Chest Pain & Running

    31st October 2017

    There are many causes of chest pain, some of them serious. Here we look at some of the more common causes and their symptoms. Words Dr Yvette Brindle When we think of chest pain and exercise, many of us worry…

  • Dr Sarah Brewer Advises on Joint Health for Fitness Fans

    Dr Sarah Brewer Advises on Joint Health for Fitness Fans

    30th October 2017

    What puts the most pressure on our joints and how can we avoid this? Weight bearing and repetitive actions put the most stress on your joints. Jumping down from the cab of a lorry, for example, would subject your knee…

  • Ask The Expert: Should I Wear Kinesiology Tape?

    Ask The Expert: Should I Wear Kinesiology Tape?

    4th September 2017

    Running expert Matt Phillips discusses wearing kinesiology tape during runs Find kinesiology tape in a variety of colours and patterns at rocktape.co.uk Q: Earlier this year I started running after a long time from exercise. I have worked my way…

  • Exercise For Runners: The Fire Hydrant

    Exercise For Runners: The Fire Hydrant

    1st September 2017

    Our expert, Matt Phillips, explains The Fire Hydrant, a hip mobility exercise The hips are a particularly important joint for runners as they require both mobility and stability. Mobility is important in the sense that if you haven’t got enough…

  • The 10-Week Postpartum Fitness Plan

    The 10-Week Postpartum Fitness Plan

    30th August 2017

    In this article, KC Fitness introduces a 10-week fitness plan to help new mums achieve their fitness goals. The plan starts from the moment you have been given the go-ahead by your medical practitioner to start exercising. A medical appointment…

  • Health: Tip Top Teeth For Runners

    Health: Tip Top Teeth For Runners

    27th August 2017

    Did you know that runners are actually MORE PRONE to serious dental problems than the rest of the population? Dr Nigel Carter OBE, Chief Executive of the Oral Health Foundation explains how a healthy mouth equals a healthy body Dr…

  • Exercise Of The Month: Nordic Hamstring Curls

    Exercise Of The Month: Nordic Hamstring Curls

    21st July 2017

    Target Muscle/s: Hamstrings Sets & Reps: 5-10 reps Tempo: Eccentric: slow, controlled lengthening of muscle Frequency: Twice a week strength training program (or as advised if part of rehab plan) Rationale Hamstring strains are notorious in all sports, but the…