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.
If you talk to a doctor or read physical fitness guidelines, you’re going to come across the phrase “moderate-intensity exercise.”
It’s one of the guiding principles behind fitness recommendations. But patients often are left wondering: What does moderate really mean?
The road to fitness is paved with good intentions — but too many people look for the nearest exit once they hit a few bumps in that road.
A new study finds that running just a few minutes each day may significantly decrease your risk for heart disease. And you don’t have to run very far or very fast to improve your heart health. The researchers concluded that running even 5 to 10 minutes each day is good. It “is associated with markedly reduced risks … Read More
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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
Contributor: Amanda Gordon, MPT When you run or walk, you hold your body a certain way, and each foot strikes the ground in a certain pattern. A person’s unique way of moving their body forward, or their gait, has a real impact on runners. For example, if you turn your foot inward excessively when you … 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.
Life-changing accident When Tim O’Leary was 15 years old, he was in an accident with a train that required an amputation at his ankle. While Tim, who is now 33 years old, was grateful that his doctors in Pennsylvania preserved as much of his leg as possible, he had great discomfort at the bottom of … Read More
Exercising outside can be more stimulating than being in a gym, but it does require more preparation and, in some cases, caution. Find 9 tips for moving your workout outside, including safety precautions: 1. Dress for the weather If it is hot and humid, wear lighter-colored clothes with less weight and moisture-wicking ability. This keeps you cooler. If … Read More