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35 Health Benefits of Running

March 15, 2018 by Gaitguru (0) Comments

Running is the most popular form of exercise. More than 30 million Americans run as a part of their exercise routine. All of us who run can attest to the…

What’s the Best Source for Protein?

March 15, 2018 by Gaitguru (0) Comments

A while back we posted about the pros and cons of protein powders. While these provide a quick and convenient source of protein, real foods are the ideal source of…

Weight Loss Increases Appetite

September 18, 2017 by Gaitguru (0) Comments

Admittedly, there are several reasons we choose to run.  For some, running is a form of therapy to keep the mind clear of daily stress.  Perhaps its the social aspects…

Tight calf muscles contribute to plantar fasciitis in runners

August 15, 2017 by Gaitguru (0) Comments

Plantar fasciitis is the third most common running-related injury. Roughly 10% of the general population will suffer from heel pain. Those numbers increase to roughly 20% in runners. Fortunately, conservative…

Effect of Zero Drop Shoes on Biomechanics and Injury Rates

May 15, 2017 by Gaitguru (0) Comments

A zero drop shoe is not enough to alter running biomechanics in cushioned shoes, but may affect injury rates in some runners. Findings from a recent study suggest that, although…

Could running actually be good for your knees?

October 25, 2016 by Gaitguru (0) Comments

Controversy exists about the negative and positive effects of running on your knees. Tradition has maintained that running causes an increased risk of osteoarthritis in the knees, but recent evidence…

Plantar pressure and plantar fasciitis, is there a link?

March 23, 2016 by Gaitguru (0) Comments

Altered plantar pressures, or mechanical overload, has been implicated as a causative factor in lower extremity running-related injuries. But what does the literature say about this concept? In 2003, Wearing…

Protein Supplements

February 28, 2016 by Gaitguru (0) Comments

If you are like most runners these days, you most likely use a protein supplement at least once during the week. The last decade has seen a dramatic increase in…

Implications of Impact Force

February 10, 2016 by Gaitguru (0) Comments

What is the link between impact force and injury rates? Past studies have demonstrated a link between running injury and heel-strike impact. However, none of these studies have been prospective.…

Does stretching before running reduce injury rates?

January 30, 2016 by Gaitguru (0) Comments

What does the literature say about stretching and running injuries? The answer may surprise you. Logic would suggest that stretching improves muscular performance and the physiological compliance of tissue, thus reducing…

Two Utah men sue the New York City Marathon

January 22, 2016 by Gaitguru (0) Comments

The AP reported two Utah men are suing organizers of the New York City Marathon over the lottery system used to pick runners. Their lawsuit claims the lottery system used…