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Runners Knee Injury

RUNNERS KNEE   A common injury in runners…hence the dedicated name to the injury. This blog post will focus on the causes, symptoms, treatment and preventative strategies that you runners can do to help build strong and healthy knees! WHAT IS IT? Also known as, patellofemoral pain, chondromalacia patellae and patella maltracking or malalignment, but…

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What is Concussion ?

What is Concussion? In basic terms, concussion is a Traumatic Brain injury caused by “shaking of the brain”, which can occur following any head/chest impact or whiplash scenario – perhaps from a rugby tackle, a car crash in or as simple as being hit in the face by the ball. Signs & Symptoms of Concussion…

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How and Why to carbo-load

How and why to carbo-load? It’s important extremely important to fuel correctly before a 26.2 or 13.1 mile run, why put all the training in and then not fuel yourself to capacity to enhance performance? Here is what all runners need to know before entering into a race. Carb Science? When you eat a bowl…

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TOP 10 TIPS FOR THE MARATHON

TOP 10 TIPS FOR THE DAY OF A MARATHON 1. SLEEEEEEEP! ZZZZZ It’s no secret that having an early night the night before will give you more energy for the race, the following day. Aim for approximately 7-8 hours, and don’t forget to set your alarm. Waking up late may be detrimental to your plan,…

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Benefits of tapering for the athletes

Tapering, what is the importance? Tapering is one of the most important aspects of training for an event, yet one of the most difficult to implement. Mostly because runners fear losing their fitness, putting on weight and panicking whether they can still do the distance. However this is peak time to prepare the body for…

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Why sitting is the new smoking

Why sitting is the new smoking?   According to a 2006 study by The University of Vanderbilt an average person on an average day is sitting for up to 12 hours of it.  Add to that the fact that up to 3.2 million deaths a year are related to physical inactivity and you have got…

Hip Surgery and Rehabilitation

Hip Surgery and Rehabilitation

Hip Surgery and Rehabilitation Whilst Andy Murray has had a tough few years battling and suffering with Hip pain, the three time grand slam winner, after hinting at retirement, underwent Hip resurfacing surgery in January. After a fantastic 5 months recovery, he’s back playing competitively at the 2019 Queen’s Club… and is pain free! Why…

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Health & Fitness at Work

Why Health & Fitness at Work is important ? Workplace wellbeing Absence from work through sickness costs the economy an estimated ÂŁ100 billion a year according to a recent government survey. It’s not rocket science to see that healthy employees make for a more productive workforce. So, what can you do to keep a happier…

Why are women at greater risk of ACL injuries?

Why are women at greater risk of ACL injuries? Women are anything between 4 and 6 times more likely to rupture their ACL (anterior cruciate ligament). The ACL is a major stabiliser of the knee, preventing anterior displacement of the lower leg and reducing the rotational forces on the knee. Most commonly injuries occur without…

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Easy gym exercises for Cricketers

Easy Gym exercises for weekend Cricketers Possibly the most important part of the One-Day Cricket World Cup is the amount of runs you can put on the board. We should expect to see a record year for boundaries at this year’s tournament here in England. Jason Roy’s record run scoring in the last few weeks…