5 Ways to Stay in Shape while Recovering from Addiction

Introduction There is growing evidence that exercise can be a powerful tool in an individual’s recovery, with experts believing that regular physical activity/exercise can be a healthy ‘stand-in’ for addictive substances. With this in mind, many treatment centres have incorporated exercise into their treatment programmes, alongside other aspects of treatment, including therapy. What are the… Read More

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How to Make Gains and Train in Winter?

Did you know that working out in winter is easier on your body compared to when you do it at other times of the year? You can make greater improvements in your strength resistance performance in cool weather, according to various studies. This means that this is a great time to keep up with your… Read More

Wanna Run Faster? Get a Spring in Your Step!

High-tech footwear is making running more efficient and could eventually help us run more than 50% faster! David Braun and Amanda Sutrisno (2020) at Vanderbilt University in Tennessee modelled the energy used during running and factors that can affect that, including air resistance, the limited power of a human leg and losses that occur each… Read More

Running vs. Walking; Which is Better for You?

In several large-scale studies that follow people for many years, they show that running has a dose-related effect. More running is better, though with diminishing returns. However, the good news for couch potatoes is that the largest gains come by going from nothing to something – with the biggest health benefits being observed with just… Read More

Treadmills vs. Outdoor Running

Physicians have, for many centuries, emphasized the need to lead a healthy lifestyle. The chances of suffering from lifestyle-related diseases are greatly reduced when you adopt a (more) healthy lifestyle. It has also been suggested that maintaining an active lifestyle also leads to a happier life – as one clears the mind of negative thoughts… Read More

Reviewing the Exoskeleton Expansion for Improving Walking & Running Economy

Research Paper Title The exoskeleton expansion: improving walking and running economy. Background Since the early 2000s, researchers have been trying to develop lower-limb exoskeletons that augment human mobility by reducing the metabolic cost of walking and running versus without a device. In 2013, researchers finally broke this ‘metabolic cost barrier’. The analysed the literature through… Read More

4 Ways to Increase Your Running Speed

Whether you just took up running or already prepping for your first marathon, at some point, you’re going to look for ways to increase your running speed. Of course, you can just try to push yourself to run faster, but there’s more to it than that. While it’s not (yet) possible to improve your running… Read More