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If you’re a die-hard runner, black, loose or missing toenails may be as much a part of the sport as bags of frozen peas and race t-shirt collections.
A recent study found that periodically walking during long runs doesn’t cost you any benefits to your heart health — and may even save some wear and tear on your muscles. This is especially true for non-elite runners.
Even when you’re deeply involved in healthcare, as any doctor is, extra weight can sneak up on you. Nearly four years ago, Lutul Farrow, MD, Cleveland Clinic Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, was climbing a flight of stairs at a medical conference and he became short of breath. “I’m a former college football player, and … Read More
Contributor: Laura Goldberg, MD A long-distance running event such as a marathon is grueling, yet rewarding. Distance runners push the body’s limit to increase their exercise capacity. It is draining and often uncomfortable to challenge your body daily. But it should not cause pain, and you should not ignore recurrent pain or discomfort that lasts … Read More
If you’re running a marathon, you need a game plan for eating right. Getting the proper amount of nourishment before, during and after a run can make all the difference to your success. Find out how to balance your protein, carb and fat intake and what you can do to stay well hydrated.
Contributor: Susan Joy, MD It’s that time of year again when people are ready to get out and start moving. As with all exercise programs, speak with your physician first to make sure you are physically capable of beginning a running program. If you have osteoarthritis, you may need to follow certain precautions and your … Read More