How to Remove Side Stitch While Running
Apr15

How to Remove Side Stitch While Running

While running, we sometimes get stitch/ cramps on one of the sides of stomach or lower side of the rib cage, especially on the left side. It is a really annoying pain which slows us down considerably or worse, force us to stop the physical activity. However, it is a very small problem as it goes away once we slow down or stop running completely. But it is very annoying! Causes of side stitch The accurate cause of a side stitch while...

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7 Tips for Comeback Runner
Jan23

7 Tips for Comeback Runner

You were busy with some important office assignment or holidaying, travelling, family commitments or nursing an injury because of which you couldn’t go out for your daily trot. Now, you are free from engagements and start running again with fervor and baam!! you get injured. It’s so frustrating. It feels bad to loose your hard earned fitness because of the above reasons but you know what? It’s life! It will throw all...

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5 Exercises to Prevent Injuries
Jun18

5 Exercises to Prevent Injuries

The “I” word is what we all dread of. Injuries are part and parcel of the life of a runner. Injuries can be in any part of the body but especially in lower extremities for a runner. Injuries like runners knee, ITBS, hamstring pull, achilles heel, plantar fasciitis, low back pain etc are the most common injuries which are avoidable with proper maintenance exercises. Running itself is not enough to stay healthy and injury free. Apart...

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10 Hot Tips to Increase Ankle and Foot Strength
Apr12

10 Hot Tips to Increase Ankle and Foot Strength

  Ankle and foot training is the most overlooked aspect for most of the runners. And then when they complain of Achilles issue and Plantar Fasciitis and wonder why they got it. I have asked myself the same question more than once, so that’s why I am here again to tell you few exercises I do to keep my ankle and foot healthy. Why is it required? Well, when we run, there is a repeated loading of whole body weight on one foot...

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Say No To Achilles Heel
Apr10

Say No To Achilles Heel

In Greek mythology, there was a great warrior named Achilles, hero of Trojan war. Go see the movie Troy. When he was an infant, his mother dipped him in holy water holding his ankle, to make him immortal. He was killed when an arrow passed through behind the heel. Because of which the back part of heel, which connects the ankle to the calf muscle is known as Achilles Heel. An injury to that region is known as Achilles tendinosis or...

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Tips to avoid overtraining
Apr06

Tips to avoid overtraining

  Ah walking or running the thin red line between adequate training and overtraining. If you have run a road race, be it a 5k, 10k, marathon or an ultra, you must have gone through the phase of overtraining. I have gone in the red zone of overtraining for sure for more than couple of times. And it is not at all pleasurable. The feeling of achieving desired fitness level or race pace too soon leads to overtraining. According to...

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Upper Body Exercises for Runners
Mar27

Upper Body Exercises for Runners

  I used to think that if I run then I need to work on my legs and definitely not on my core and upper body. I was grossly mistaken. I wrote earlier in articles on importance of core and lower body and various exercises to do in order to strengthen them. This article is in series to complete the whole body strengthening for runners. What comprises upper body? Upper body comprises of the following major regions which play a role...

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5 Best Post Run Stretches
Mar17

5 Best Post Run Stretches

There are many issues to take care of post run. First is the post run recovery drink and then the cool down routine and stretching, among the many more. There are a lot of contradicting views on stretching. Yes, during warm up, stretching is not advisable as the muscles are still cold and prone to injury and during cooling down it may or may not help. As per a study done by Journal Of Strength and Conditioning Research, stretching...

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