I love running. I have been running, at the time of writing this, for 37 years. It’s my main daily fix. I am a nicer person if I have had a run, which is why I generally run 7 days a week. The good news, according to a recent study is that this will have had a positive effect on the state of my muscles and tendons.
So, these are some of the known benefits of running:
- It burns calories, lots of them. More, in fact, than any other form of mainstream exercise. That means that you can eat more, and this is good news if you like to eat.
- It reduces the risk of chronic heart disease. I have been told dozens of times by well-meaning people that they heard of a runner/cyclist/swimmer who died of a heart attack. So, yes, be responsible. Get your yearly medical done, go for an ECG and get some professional medical advice. At the same time, as I put on my stoic cap, realize that we are all going to die. So, you might as well live your life to the max before the inevitable.
- You will have stronger lungs.
- You will reduce your risk of type 2 diabetes. (Diet will obviously play a big role in this too).
- Running is good for your bones. The impact, that you won’t get from cycling or swimming, will keep your bones way stronger than those of a non-runner.
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We have just got On shoes in at SBR Sport. I have run just under 90 km in the shoes as of posting this. The shoe is light, fast and very different. It comes with a 6 mm heel to toe drop and should be considered by lighter runners with good gait characteristics.
Read here if you want to find out how to buy shoes from us.
Hope that this is helpful.
In 1998 a Scottish physician reported that hyperbaric treatment could help prevent permanent damage to spinal cord injuries. Hyperbaric treatment had previously been used to help divers recover from decompression sickness. Now suddenly, medical science realized that getting super-oxygenated blood to injured nerves can help restore the nerves. Before long, people started to ask if there were other uses for hyperbaric oxygen therapy.
A look at the new Saucony ISO 4 running shoe.
This is a neutral shoe with surprising levels of flex and stability. The video is just over 4 minutes long. Hope it’s helpful.
Best way to buy a running shoe – click here to learn about our approach.
I have just started running in a pair of Saucony Kinvara shoes. (The plan is to post a video on the shoe when I have hit 200km in the shoe).
Through hyperbaric oxygen therapy, we are able to up your oxygen levels by between 10 to 15 times that of normal. The mix of increased atmospheric pressure in the chamber +/- 1.4 ATM and breathing 90% pure oxygen achieves this effect. Continue reading
You know how Google will predict the remainder of your question as a result of what they typically see people ask? Yes. Well, here is a bit of fun with Google. Cyclists and triathletes don’t come off too well. We will do this in triathlon order – SBR or Swim | Bike |Run and end with Triathletes.
The Saucony Ride 10 Running shoe – It’s one of the best shoes to come out in awhile.
Ida Rolf, one of the most well known manual therapists wrote the following about tracking the cause of pain, ‘Where you think it is, it ain’t’.
Physiotherapist Diane Lee puts it this way, “It is the victims that cry out, not the criminals”. Both these thoughts express perfectly how injuries work. Therapists need to go to the site of the pain because it hurts. However, you need to look up and down from there, and at times across, to find the real cause. If you can’t find the cause you can’t effectively treat an injury.
It’s a simple formula.
The quicker you can recover from a hard training session, the harder you can train the next day, and hence perform better.
The principle works in all aspects of life. The student who rests well at night and gets his/her nutrition right will be able to study hard again the next day. The office worker who can switch off at night, sleep well and work on their posture while behind a desk will be fresher than their colleagues who are unable to get those simple things right. Continue reading