Health & Injuries

  • Running Through Sickness? You’d Better Listen To Us First!

    Health & Injuries

    You sneeze once, hoping maybe it was just something tickling your nose. You sneeze again. Maybe it is just allergies? But then you realise that your chest feels a little tight, and your throat is a little scratchy. Uh oh. We all know what that means. Unfortunately for runners, we are more vulnerable to sickness…

  • How to Better Identify Your Running Aches and Pains

    Health & Injuries

    We all like to think that we’re tuned in to our body rhythms, but in fact, runners tend to be cut of different cloth. We’re risk-takers. No challenge is too daunting, and in the spirit of finishing an arduous race or conditioning course, it just feels right to push past the pain and “Go for…

  • 10 More Things Sex and Running Have in Common

    Health & Injuries

    In celebration of International Sex Day this month, we share a list of 10 things that running and sex have in common. It isn’t very difficult to come up with that list comparing our passion for running and the latter. So here it is, 10 more reasons to enjoy running and sex. 1. Both make…

  • 10 Things Running and Sex Have in Common

    Health & Injuries

    Are you feeling sexy this month? Have you heard of International Sex Day? It’s basically is a day that encourages people to have sex, of course it has to be consensual and safe. The holiday that’s supposedly originally thought up by a Canadian falls on 21 August. When your mum or dad sat you down…

  • How Your Back Pain is Killing You Slowly

    Health & Injuries

    Many of the causes of low back pain are still unknown but there has been sufficient evidences indicating that both degenerative and mechanical change within the intervertebral disk is one cause. Lower Back Pain Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment The lower back is a complex structure of interconnected and overlapping parts, joints and tissues: Tendons and…

  • Do You Have The Correct Running Posture?

    Health & Injuries

    Most people who love to run are aware of the multitude of health benefits derived from keeping up a regular running regimen. Not only does running keep a person trim, build more lean muscle mass and burn calories, it also offers the euphoric runner’s high often experienced at the end of a long run. To…

  • Benefits of Running: Why Should You Start Running Today?

    Health & Injuries

    I recently accompanied a friend to the hospital who was undergoing a diagnostic procedure. As I was sitting in the waiting room, I noticed there were many young people seeking medical attention for conditions that may have been prevented by proper exercise and nutrition. I saw many patients who appeared to be out of shape…

  • Road to Recovery: Alternative Ways to Stay Fit While Nursing an Ankle Injury

    Health & Injuries

    As runners, we’re prone to injuries. This increases more as we vary our terrain. Roads can have uneven pavements, a misplaced twig, and trails are a beast of their own. Take my case for example. Two months ago, I twisted my ankle. I was running my usual evening route and, not noticing the crack on…

  • How to Run Away From the Flu

    Health & Injuries

    Every year, we face another mutation of the flu virus. This deadly disease changes its genetic makeup every year, making it difficult for doctors to adapt to its new form. The flu can originate in pigs or birds and then make the leap to humans by mutating. Instances peak every year in flu season, and…

  • Will Running Kill You Eventually or Save Your Life?

    Health & Injuries

    In the running world, we always think of running as an unequivocally good thing. After all, it is good exercise, so it cannot be harmful, right? Not quite true. There is new medical evidence to suggest that it might be harmful to do too much running. Overworking the heart and arteries could lead to a…

  • Do You Have Runners’ Insurance in Singapore?

    Health & Injuries

    Buying an insurance may seem distant to runners because they are always fit, healthy and make considerably few trips to the doctors. However, with the rise of popularity in running, so are the numbers of running-related injuries and accidents. While most insurance policy are created for professional runners, we realise more people are determined to…