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From fat to fit
From fat to fit
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Friday, 04 December 2015
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From fat to fit

By Kiran Mehta Want to lose weight, but don’t know how to go about it? We do. While we might be biased to running, science never lies. Here are facts to prove that running is an extremely efficient way to fight flab. You’re debating between...

All that you should know about Achilles Tendinitis
All that you should know about Achilles Tendinitis
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Tuesday, 03 November 2015
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All that you should know about Achilles Tendinitis

By Shailja Kaushik Achilles tendinitis is one of the most common injuries in sport accounting for 6-17% of all running injuries. , Individuals participating in middle and long-distance running, badminton, soccer, volleyball, orienteering, track and field are prone to...

Ankle Sprain – the common source of morbidity in the athletic population
Ankle Sprain – the common source of morbidity in the athletic population
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Tuesday, 03 November 2015
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Ankle Sprain – the common source of morbidity in the athletic population

By Shailja Kaushik Ankle injuries are a common source of morbidity in the general and athletic population, with an estimated 25,000 ankle sprains requiring medical care in the United States, every day. Males (50.3%) are more susceptible to ankle sprains as compared to...

One in every 1,000 runner gets a black toenail
One in every 1,000 runner gets a black toenail
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Tuesday, 03 November 2015
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One in every 1,000 runner gets a black toenail

By Shailja Kaushik Black toenails are very common in athletes, especially runners…. One in every 1000 runner gets a black toenails. What cause black toenails? If the shoes are small in size or the person is running downhill, the toe repeatedly rubs against the inside...

“Drinking more water” may have dangerous implications for long-distance or marathon runners
“Drinking more water” may have dangerous implications for long-distance or marathon runners
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Tuesday, 03 November 2015
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“Drinking more water” may have dangerous implications for long-distance or marathon runners

By Shailja Kaushik Can you imagine that the commonly held paradigm, ’drink more water’, may have dangerous implications for long-distance or marathon runners? Drinking excessive water may bring down the sodium levels in the body; a condition known as water...

Iliotibial Band Syndrome – The commonest cause of knee pain in runners
Iliotibial Band Syndrome – The commonest cause of knee pain in runners
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Tuesday, 03 November 2015
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Iliotibial Band Syndrome – The commonest cause of knee pain in runners

By Shailja Kaushik Iliotibial band syndrome (ITBS) is the most common cause of lateral knee pain in runners, with incidences as high as 12% of all running-related overuse injuries. What is iliotibial band syndrome? The iliotibial band is a thick group of fibrous...

Plantar Fasciitis – A common cause of pain in inferior heel
Plantar Fasciitis – A common cause of pain in inferior heel
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Tuesday, 03 November 2015
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Plantar Fasciitis – A common cause of pain in inferior heel

By Shailja Kaushik A 50-year-old overweight woman has been facing pain in her right inferior heel for the last three months. Every morning when she wakes up, she finds it difficult to take her first steps. This is a classic symptom of a condition known...

Are you aware of the impact of Knee injury?
Are you aware of the impact of Knee injury?
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Tuesday, 03 November 2015
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Are you aware of the impact of Knee injury?

Recently, Bournemouth winger, Max Gradel, suffered a knee injury which involved a tear of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL). Now he might not be able to play till 2016. This is the extent to which serious knee injuries can affect the careers of runners, players...

Muscle Cramps are debilitating and require immediate attention
Muscle Cramps are debilitating and require immediate attention
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Tuesday, 03 November 2015
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Muscle Cramps are debilitating and require immediate attention

By Shailja Kaushik Chances are you would have experienced a muscle cramp at some point in your life. Though not serious, it can be a frustrating condition because muscle cramps are debilitating and require immediate attention. What are muscle cramps? Tightening of the...

How to run when you’re overweight
How to run when you’re overweight
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Tuesday, 03 November 2015
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How to run when you’re overweight

By Kiran Mehta You’re never too big to run, says ultramarathon runner and coach, Kavin Kondabathini. Follow his advice to get off the couch, and on your feet, even if the (weighing) scales aren’t tipped in your favour In a study conducted by The Lancet...