Endurance health and lifestyle

The fat-fit athlete: why it’s good news for health...

in Endurance health and lifestyle

  Obesity is associated with increased risk of cardiovascular disease(1), type 2 diabetes(2) and certain cancers(3). However, the risks of chronic diseases are lower in those who are fat and fit than those who are fat and unfit(4). Gary O’Donovan’s research at the University of Exeter has investigated why the risks of chronic diseases are... MORE

Asthma in sport: athletes should take heed of WADA...

in Endurance health and lifestyle

Exercise-induced asthma is a relatively common condition, which affects tens of thousands of athletes worldwide. However, those using asthma medication need to be aware of the new WADA guidelines that have just come into force. Alison McConnell explains On 1 January 2009, a new set of World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) guidelines came into force. For... MORE

A pain in the side – why a stitch...

in Endurance health and lifestyle

Strategies for coping with stitch and training techniques for its prevention Article at a glance: Current theories on the causes of stitch are outlined and evidence for these are presented; The importance of the diaphragm in stitch and its role as core a stabiliser is discussed; Strategies for coping with stitch and training techniques for... MORE


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