Health & Injuries

  • Rehabilitating the Runner’s Knee

    Health & Injuries

    In our previous article, we discovered that runner’s knee can be due to a number of causes. Some may arise from unavoidable events, like suffering from a bad fall or blow to the knees. Muscle imbalances such as weak gluteal muscles, and muscle tightness around the kneecaps can also cause misalignment, leading to chronic pain….

  • How Pre-race Anxiety Affects Sleep

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    It’s the night before race day, one of the hardest periods of running that you are forced to deal with time and time again. You get a bit of anxiety before each race as you mentally prepare and psych yourself out, which ruins your sleeping schedule and makes it impossible to get your full eight…

  • Tackling the Runner’s Knee

    Health & Injuries

    The Standard Chartered Marathon Singapore 2013 is just around the corner, and we are just as pumped up as you to run at one of the biggest marathon events in Singapore. Mr. Yeo Yen Sun, Head of Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation at the Singapore Sports Institue, has over 15 years’ experience in physiotherapy. With a Bachelor’s…

  • How Does Running Affect Me If I Have Flat Feet?

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    Running is an activity that requires considerable movement of your feet and exertions of your leg muscles. If you have flat feet, you might be having some pain and wondering what causes it and why it looks different from most other people. What is Flat Feet? “Flat feet” is actually a condition where the medial…

  • Exercise Addiction: When the Cure Becomes the Problem

    Health & Injuries

    When it comes to exercise, most people feel like it is a great replacement for other types of addiction that people deal with on a daily basis. While there are many people who become addicted to drugs, alcohol, poor eating habits or other problematic activities, not many people would probably say that exercising too often…

  • Does Alcohol Affect The Body When Exercising?

    Health & Injuries

    Alcohol consumption, particularly excessive use, is one of the culprits of serious health conditions in the world. Its relationship with sports and exercise has been long-standing and clear. Alcohol continues to be frequently consumed by habitual exercisers and athletes. It has been known that people who drink heavily are often found to exercise heavily as…

  • Fit But With Heart Disease?

    Health & Injuries

    Heart disease is perceived by many as an illness for the old or overweight. But recent studies have proven this perception wrong. According to Dr. Ilan Wittstein, M.D., an assistant professor at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and Heart Institute, patients in their 40s are getting heart disease due to self-inflicted risk factors….

  • Is Everyone’s Heart Made For Endurance Running?

    Health & Injuries

    Regular cardio exercise helps your heart pump harder, contributing to a rise of blood oxygen and endorphin – a natural painkiller – levels. However, is lengthy and frequent vigorous training feasible, or even necessary? Studies have shown that too much endurance training can be bad for your heart. We tell you why. According to a…

  • Runners, Beware of DMAA

    Health & Injuries

    Dimethylamylamine (DMAA) is believed to have negative effects on our heart and may even result in death. Runners, listen up! DMAA was found in the blood of a marathoner who died of cardiac arrest at the London Marathon last year. Her name: Claire Squires. In another instance, two American soldiers who took a supplement containing…

  • Bad Running Habits that Let Blisters Throw Runners Off Stride

    Health & Injuries

    Good running habits are vital in allowing runners to keep moving and improving. Whether a runner’s motivation is to run for the sheer joy of it, as part of an exercise regimen for a healthier lifestyle, or for the thrill of competition in races, allowing bad habits to creep in can bring things to a…

  • 10 Quick Healthy Habits For Runners

    Health & Injuries

    Bicycling enthusiasts and weightlifters have to take care of their bicycles and weight machines as part of their training because regular maintenance is necessary in order to keep the machines operating safely and efficiently. The same principle applies to runners, except that your own body is the machine you’re training with. Whether you run to…