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  • 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…

  • Get Up That Hill

    Get Up That Hill

    18th July 2017

    How is it some runners skip up inclines when the rest of us huff and puff to the top? With the right approach, technique and attitude, hills don’t have to be hard. When you’re a beginner, simply running on the flat…

  • Expert Advice: Sunburn

    Expert Advice: Sunburn

    17th July 2017

    The British Skin Foundation has sun safety tips available to the public on this page and our primary advice is to follow these to avoid sunburn in the first place. However, we realise that sometimes accidents can happen. So with this in mind, Consultant Dermatologist and British Skin Foundation spokesperson, Dr Anjali Mahto gives some simple advice on how to reduce pain from sunburn and limit further damage.