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2011-01-04 12:56:21

Whether you are training for a marathon or just getting into shape, keeping a regular running schedule is important. But doctors at Baylor College of Medicine say if you miss a workout, all is not lost. In fact, it can be beneficial. Rest days important "Rest days are important for runners to prevent injury as well as increase muscle strength," said Dr. Jane Corboy, associate professor of family and community medicine at BCM and certified sports medicine physician. "They allow the muscles to...

2010-12-22 00:01:39

Xenna Corporation is a distributor of natural foot care products sold nationwide in stores like Walmart, Walgreens, Rite Aid, CVS and others. Xenna foot care products have been used by professional and amateur athletes alike. CEO Carol J. Buck says, "Regardless of the sport, it's our experience that athletes pay more attention to their feet than the average person. This is especially true of barefoot runners." Princeton, NJ (PRWEB) December 21, 2010 As the debate over the pros and cons...

2010-12-14 09:03:00

BOSTON, Dec. 14, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- In its 26th year as the principal sponsor of the Boston Marathon, John Hancock Financial today announced that Kara Goucher and Desiree Davila will headline the elite women's American team at the 115th running of the race on April 18, 2011. The matchup should prove exciting as both women seek positioning for the 2012 Olympic Marathon. Goucher, who trains under former Boston champion Alberto Salazar, is third on the all-time American list with a...

2010-12-11 00:00:57

SIGVARIS is a proud manufacturer of the "famous socks" that have kept Soccer Star Ronaldo Luís Nazário de Lima in the game by improving circulation and alleviating pain! Peachtree City, GA (PRWEB) December 9, 2010 SIGVARIS, the global leader of graduated compression garments and committed DVT prevention advocate, is proud to announce that superstar soccer player Ronaldo from Brazil has discovered the benefits of wearing SIGVARIS graduated compression socks during and after...

2010-11-30 07:48:54

(Ivanhoe Newswire) "“ Researchers followed endurance runners for two months along a 4,500-kilometer course to study how their bodies responded to the high-stress conditions of an incredibly long distance race using a mobile MRI unit. "Due to the exceptional setting of this study, we could acquire huge amounts of unique data regarding how endurance running affects the body's muscle and body fat," Uwe Schtz, M.D., a specialist in orthopedics and trauma surgery in the Department of...

2010-11-29 12:56:07

Using a mobile MRI unit, researchers followed runners for two months along a 4,500-kilometer course to study how their bodies responded to the high-stress conditions of an ultra-long-distance race, according to a study presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). "Due to the exceptional setting of this study, we could acquire huge amounts of unique data regarding how endurance running affects the body's muscle and body fat," said Uwe Schtz, M.D.,...

2010-10-25 18:29:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Until recently, running shoeless has had little more than a fringe following of enthusiasts. However, new research and the popularity of "five finger" shoes--a minimalist shoe that fits the foot like a glove--has barefoot running striding into the mainstream. Robert S. Gotlin, DO, director of orthopaedic and sports rehabilitation in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York City, discussed the pros and...

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2010-10-22 13:35:00

A new formula could help runners determine a more exact way to calculate just how many carb calories are needed to stay in a 26.2 mile race before a phenomenon occurs known as "hitting the wall." "About 40 percent of marathon runners hit the wall," Benjamin Rapoport, a student in the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology, told Reuters Health. Runners burn up all the carbohydrates stored in their livers and leg muscles, forcing them to slow down dramatically as the body...

2010-10-07 13:39:00

Orthopaedic surgeons offer safety tips just in time for major marathon in Chicago ROSEMONT, Ill., Oct. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On the brink of Chicago's popular marathon, 45,000 marathon runners from all 50 states and more than 100 countries will turn corners and pick up their pace for the big race in October. But training for a 26.2-mile race is no easy feat, which is why it is so important to take precaution and keep your body in tow to prevent injury before, during and after the...

2010-07-19 14:04:00

Repetitive impact on feet can increase risk of damage CHICAGO, June 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Stress fractures of the foot are becoming more common in runners, especially first-time marathoners, according to the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. The growing popularity of marathons among beginning runners has contributed to the increase in repetitive stress injuries, including stress fractures of the foot, seen by foot and ankle surgeons. Often, first-time marathoners enter a race with...


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