“If you keep running like that, you’ll ruin your knees by the time you’re 40!” If you’re a runner, chances are you’ve heard such cautionary advice one too many times. For the 42% of runners who suffer from knee injuries each year 1, chronic, and potentially debilitating knee pain may be a legitimate concern. For … Continue reading »... Read more »
Kulmala JP, Avela J, Pasanen K, & Parkkari J. (2013) Forefoot strikers exhibit lower running-induced knee loading than rearfoot strikers. Medicine and science in sports and exercise, 23-28. PMID: 23748735
If you’re among the 8-12% of the population who will suffer from depression during their lifetime 1, you’re painfully aware of its debilitating symptoms – hopelessness, indifference, emptiness. While it’s clear how depression radically affects one’s emotional state, emerging research is showing that the reaches of depression extend far beyond our mood. In fact, depression […]... Read more »
Shelton DJ . (2013) A possible negative influence of depression on the ability to overcome memory interference. Behavioral Brain Research. DOI: 10.1016/j.bbr.2013.08.016
Click click click. “Dear GOD, why does she keep doing that? Doesn’t she know how irritating that is? Has she no respect for the rest of us trying to work? Is she intentionally trying to piss me off?!” Your blood pressure rises as you bite your lip, suppressing the urge to verbalize this inner dialogue. […]... Read more »
Edelstein M, Brang D, Rouw R, & Ramachandran VS. (2013) Misophonia: physiological investigations and case descriptions. Frontiers in human neuroscience, 296. PMID: 23805089
Summer’s here! For many, this is reason to rejoice. Summer can mean time off from school or work, beach-going or sipping cocktails by the pool. But for runners, the thought of sun and heat can evoke dread. The rising temperatures instead mean risk of overheating, dehydration, cramping and bonking. A smart runner will take extra … Continue reading »... Read more »
Billy Sperlich,, Dennis-Peter Born,, Marie Denise Lefter,, & Hans-Christer Holmberg. (2013) Exercising in a Hot Environment: Which T-shirt to Wear?. Wilderness . DOI: 10.1016/j.wem.2013.04.005
Anyone who's spent a day exploring the streets of New York City will understand the importance of integrating accurate representations of space, time and distance. That hipster dive-bar you’re dying to check out is twelve streets from tonight’s dinner spot, whereas that hot new rooftop bar is just four avenues away. Which do you choose to save the most time and energy? ... Read more »
Kraus BJ, Robinson RJ 2nd, White JA, Eichenbaum H, & Hasselmo ME. (2013) Hippocampal "Time Cells": Time versus Path Integration. Neuron, 78(6), 1090-101. PMID: 23707613
A long, hard run is in the books and now it’s time to reward yourself. A nice, hot shower will hit the spot … or better yet – a long soak in the hot tub. You deserve it! “Not so fast, buddy! You do realize the havoc that heat will wreak on your already inflamed, … Continue reading »... Read more »
Versey NG, Halson SL, & Dawson BT. (2013) Water Immersion Recovery for Athletes: Effect on Exercise Performance and Practical Recommendations. Sports medicine (Auckland, N.Z.). PMID: 23743793
Running to the heart's discontent... Read more »
Burr JF, Drury CT, Phillips AA, Ivey A, Ku J, & Warburton DE. (2013) Long-term ultra-marathon running and arterial compliance. Journal of science and medicine in sport / Sports Medicine Australia. PMID: 23707138
At your next 10k or marathon, take a moment to observe the feet of the passing herd and you’ll note one commonality: most runners – nearly 90% 1 - will contact the ground with their heel first. But like your mother said, just because everyone else is doing it doesn’t mean you should too! In fact, … Continue reading »... Read more »
Enders H, von Tscharner V, & Nigg BM. (2013) The effects of preferred and non-preferred running strike patterns on tissue vibration properties. Journal of science and medicine in sport / Sports Medicine Australia. PMID: 23642961
When running on empty, caffeine to the rescue!... Read more »
Lane, S., Areta, J., Bird, S., Coffey, V., Burke, L., Desbrow, B., Karagounis, L., & Hawley, J. (2013) Caffeine Ingestion and Cycling Power Output in a Low or Normal Muscle Glycogen State. Medicine , 1. DOI: 10.1249/MSS.0b013e31828af183
The long run to inflammation... Read more »
Reihmane, D., Jurka, A., Tretjakovs, P., & Dela, F. (2012) Increase in IL-6, TNF-α, and MMP-9, but not sICAM-1, concentrations depends on exercise duration. European Journal of Applied Physiology. DOI: 10.1007/s00421-012-2491-9
Shaky science for shoes and soles... Read more »
Altman AR, & Davis IS. (2012) Barefoot running: biomechanics and implications for running injuries. Current sports medicine reports, 11(5), 244-50. PMID: 22965347
Why runner’s knee is sexist... Read more »
Willson JD, Petrowitz I, Butler RJ, & Kernozek TW. (2012) Male and female gluteal muscle activity and lower extremity kinematics during running. Clinical biomechanics (Bristol, Avon), 27(10), 1052-7. PMID: 22948078
Sports drinks: Performance aid or propaganda?... Read more »
Heneghan, C., Perera, R., Nunan, D., Mahtani, K., & Gill, P. (2012) Forty years of sports performance research and little insight gained. BMJ, 345(jul18 3). DOI: 10.1136/bmj.e4797
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