Tag: running

For Strong Bones, Run, Don’t Bike
Fitness

For Strong Bones, Run, Don’t Bike

When it comes to strengthening bones, running has it over cycling, according to researchers at the Istituto Ortopedico Galeazzi in Milan. Science Daily reports that the scientists measured two vital bone constituents as well as hormones associated with energy regulation in two groups of athletes: endurance cyclists and marathon runners. Here’s […]

Two Ways To Avoid Running Injuries
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Two Ways To Avoid Running Injuries

Want to know how to avoid some running injuries? Step lightly. That’s the advice coming through New York Times health columnist Gretchen Reynold’s report on research conducted at Harvard Medical School. The researchers followed 249 female runners –all heel-strikers– for two years, recording their injuries and trying to correlate injuries with […]

Advice for Runners With Allergies
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Advice for Runners With Allergies

Itchy eyes and sniffles no doubt seem insignificant to someone who’s pushing her body to run 26 miles, but researchers at Northumbria University are convinced that it’s a mistake for marathoners to ignore such symptoms. Why? Because, they warn, allergies that manifest themselves in itchy eyes and runny noses can […]

Why Women Like Long Distance Runners
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Why Women Like Long Distance Runners

Why do women like long distance runners? Don’t ask a woman; ask a biological anthropologist, specifically, a biological anthropologist at the University of Cambridge, where researchers think the reason is deep in our past: better runners make better hunters, and better hunters are nicer people. A University of Cambridge news […]

Running With Breasts
Women's Health

Running With Breasts

No, it’s not funny. Running, or playing many active sports, is hard on women with large breasts. Men know this how? Because women like Caren Chesler have the forthrightness to write about the women’s issue in the New York Times. Chesler (38DD) writes from experience, and with humor, about a […]