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  • Sweat The Small Stuff: The Best Way To Rehydrate

    Sweat The Small Stuff: The Best Way To Rehydrate

    15th April 2017

    Aerobic exercise such as running often involves sweating, but why do we lose sodium when we sweat? And what is the best method of rehydration? George Winter asks the experts. The Science  Electrolytes are an important part of the sweating story. They’re substances which, when dissolved, separate…

  • Dr Sarah Brewer Advises on Joint Health for Fitness Fans

    Dr Sarah Brewer Advises on Joint Health for Fitness Fans

    10th April 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…

  • Exercise of the Month: Dead Bug For Runners

    Exercise of the Month: Dead Bug For Runners

    17th March 2017

    Target Muscle/s: erector spinae, obliques, rectus abdominis, transverse abdominis Sets & Reps: 12 repetitions (alternating legs) Tempo: Lift for 2 seconds, slowly lower for 4 seconds Frequency: Twice a week strength training program Rationale The ‘Dead Bug’ is a popular…

  • Chest Pain & Running

    Chest Pain & Running

    2nd March 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…

  • Ask the Expert: Should I be running?

    Ask the Expert: Should I be running?

    19th February 2017

    Our team of experts are here to help you: What to do when age and injuries catch up to you. Q: I am 55, and I have just been diagnosed with osteoporosis. My doctor arranged a scan as the condition runs in our family. I also…

  • Exercise Of The Month: Seated Calf Raise

    Exercise Of The Month: Seated Calf Raise

    3rd February 2017

    Target Muscle/s: Soleus (lower calf) Sets & Reps: 12 repetitions (each leg) Tempo: Lift for 1 (second), hold for 2, lower for 3 Frequency: Twice a week strength training program Rationale Whether for performance gains or as part of Achilles…

  • Exercise Of The Month: Kneeling Pelvic Tilt

    Exercise Of The Month: Kneeling Pelvic Tilt

    23rd December 2016

    Matt Phillips is a Running Injury Specialist & Video Gait Analyst at StrideUK & Studio57clinic in Sussex. You can follow Matt on Twitter: @sportinjurymatt TARGET MUSCLES: Rectus femoris (lengthen) and Gluteus medius (strengthen) SETS & REPS: 12 repetitions (each leg) TEMPO: Slow and…

  • Ask the expert: Learning to Enjoy Training

    Ask the expert: Learning to Enjoy Training

    21st December 2016

    Our experts are here to help you: How can I enjoy my training?   Q: I’ve got a dilemma – my best friend and I were thinking of signing up to run a marathon and running for a charity which is…

  • Ask The Experts: Bored With Rehab…

    Ask The Experts: Bored With Rehab…

    1st December 2016

    Our team of experts are here for you. What do you do when exercise isn’t fun? Q: I have ITB (Iliotibiol Band) syndrome and am not allowed to run. Cycling is ok but I really hate not running as it helps…

  • Ask the Expert: Keep Fit Without Running

    Ask the Expert: Keep Fit Without Running

    30th November 2016

    Do you have any questions for our team? Q:I just wondered whether you would be able to give me some advice. Later this year I will be having a bunion operation and, being a leisure runner, I am concerned how this will…