Liquid Gold – Why Hydration Is Important

Fluid or hydration status is extremely important in endurance sports like the marathon, getting it wrong can have disastrous consequences. As such hydration is a balancing act, not taking in enough fluids will result in dehydration and taking in too much fluid will result in Exercise-Associated Hyponatremia (EAH). EAH can be a life-threatening scenario where […]

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Running From The Risk of Injury

The Injury Risks From Running Running season is in full swing at the moment with a plethora of fun runs available, covering 10km, 21 km (half marathon) and 42.2 km (marathon). However, the motivation to run doesn’t necessarily involve competing with others, it could be for stress relief and mental health, general fitness, personal enjoyment […]

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Do heavier running shoes effect running times?

This research paper looks at quantifying the effects heavier shoes has on running times. Blinded to the runners, the researchers placed lead weights into runners shoes (normal shoe weight, normal shoe weight +100gm and normal shoe weight +300gm) and then had them run on a treadmill and perform a 3km time trial. The data shows […]

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Running Medicine – A Clinician’s Overview

Dr. Shannon’s manuscript titled “Running Medicine: A Clinician’s Overview”, has just been published in the peer reviewed Chiropractic Journal of Australia. This manuscript can be accessed via the link below. Running Medicine-A Clinician’s Overview

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Caffeine improves sports performance

If you are looking for that extra edge in your sporting performance, look no further than your morning coffee. Need a sports performance boost? Fire up the coffee pot

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Dose Response to Exercise

The Exercise Is Medicine initiative by the American College of Sports Medicine is continually gaining traction around the world and this article ties into that initiative  exploring the optimum dose of exercise. Optimum dose of exercise

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How To Safely Use A Treadmill

It might sound silly, but treadmill’s account for 66% of all gym injuries. This article outlines how to safely use a treadmill. How To Safely Use A Treadmill

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What’s Hot and What’s Not In Fitness

Hello: HIT (High Intensity Training), Body weight training, Yoga, Functional training, Personal Training Goodbye: Zumba, Swiss ball and Pilates, Indoor cycling What’s Hot and What’s Not In Fitness

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Does running increase your risk of osteoarthritis in the knees

A recent study from the ACSM journal, Medicine and Science in Sport and Exercise indicates running may actually have a more protective effect on the knees than walking. Knee osteoarthitis and running.

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What We Have Been Reading

Nalcosamine BD 60 – Nutrition Care I have been a big fan of high quality glucosamine sulphate products such as Doctors Selection Glucosamine Sulphate 1000 to trial in those people who experience joint pain associated with osteoarthritis, as glucosamine assists in the growth and maintenance of healthy joint cartilage. Nalcosamine BD 60 by Nutrition Care […]

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