Tag: Body and Mind

9 Scary Benefits of Running and Walking You Never Knew

9 Great Benefits of Running and Walking You Never Knew

For most of us our fitness plans begin and end on a gym membership. We think it’s obvious – a gym has all the machines and free weights required to…

10 Things That Can Happen To Your Body If You Stop Running For 30 Days

10 Things That Can Happen To Your Body If You Stop Running For 30 Days

Relax. We’re not going to scare you by suggesting that your feet will fall off if you take a 30-day running hiatus. Nor are we implying that you’ll become so…

How To Improve Joint Function and Protect Them from Wear and Tear

How To Effectively Protect Your Joints When You Workout

Does any runner on the planet get away with sprinting through life without the joint aches and pains that are so often mentioned when describing the downside of our favourite…

Why Marathon Runners are Successful in the Business World

Why Marathon Runners are Successful in the Business World Too

Nobody could accuse you of living a boring life! You put in a full day at work, socialize with friends and family and you make time for marathons—training for them and competing. But did you know that there’s a relationship between the ethics you practice at work and the character traits you exhibit on the marathon circuit?

Marion Neubronner: She's in the Business of Healing People's Minds

Marion Neubronner: She’s in the Business of Healing People’s Minds

Even fully engaged athletes don’t always see the connection between mind and body, but Marion Neubronner does. This wise, insightful and intelligent woman spends her waking hours helping people change and heal in her capacity as a writer, psychologist, coach and counsellor. She changes people’s lives, but the overachiever – with too many undergraduate and graduate degrees to list here – considers it all in a day’s work.

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

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

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 the sidewalk, found myself sprawled on the grass with a bloody knee and cringing in pain while grabbing my left leg. The first thought that went through my head was, “How soon can I run again? What about my training?”

Runner's High Explained: How High Can You Get?

Runner’s High Explained: Fact or Fiction?

Running can give some runners a kind of euphoria and a reduced sensitivity to pain. In some cases, it can even help them to forget about time. Some runners describe it as an intense, blissful and emotional experience similar to an orgasm. For some, it is peaceful while others feel a burst of energy. Still others have never experienced the phenomenon of a runner’s high.

Improve Running Performance by Preventing Pre, During, or Post Race Vomiting

Improve Running Performance by Preventing Pre, During, or Post Race Vomiting

It happens to both amateur and professional runners alike, and no, it’s not the beloved runner’s high: It is vomit. Whether you are in the best of shape or just starting out as a runner, one thing for sure, you have experienced feelings of nausea and tossed your cookies a time or two or three. But why do runners experience such high levels of Gastrointestinal (GI) distress, and is there anything you can do to prevent vomiting and get back to enjoying running?