“Eating clean” may be a trendy diet term, but it’s one runners can easily embrace. After all, real, whole foods, with health-boosting nutrients, that are low in (or free from) additives, and grown organically and in a sustainable way are good for your overall health and for peak performance.
We’ve heard that a change in diet may help cholesterol levels or help to bring down blood pressure, but what effect can diet have on our joints? Although orthopedics tends to be a field of fixing things that are already broken, there are some things you can start changing about your diet that may go a long way …
Jordan Burg, 18, who plays varsity football and baseball and runs track, never used to think about what he was eating. But after he learned at school that nutrition was as important to his athletic performance as attending practice, he changed his diet.
A fracture is a partial or complete break in a bone. An ankle fracture can range from a simple break in one bone, which may cause discomfort but not stop you from walking, to more serious fractures, which damage multiple bones that hold your ankle joint in place and may require surgery or immobilization for some time.
Anesthesiologists can significantly reduce loss of muscle strength in ACL knee surgery patients using a new pain management technique, a new study has found.
Anterior cruciate ligament, or ACL, repair is one of the most common orthopedic procedures …
We all fear weight gain for the obvious aesthetic reasons. Nobody wants to fall prey to obesity for fear of what it may do to his or her appearance, but have you ever thought about what gaining weight can do to your joints?
If you are an avid exerciser you may expect your body to continue to change and evolve for the better as you continue to workout. However, if you maintain the same diet and workout routine you could end up hitting a plateau. Continuing the same workout routine with little variation will still condition your body, but eventually you will come to a point where you are no longer seeing forward progress. So, how do you get past this little roadblock and amp up your routine?
One of the great things about living in Silicon Valley is that. occasionally, you get to be one of the first to see a technology that will clearly change everything. I had just that opportunity last week when the guys from Alter-G invited me to come down and try their anti-gravity treadmill. Yup, you read it right – an anti-gravity treadmill. After 30 minutes on this thing, I now know why former world-record marathoner Alberto Salazar has been raving about it – Alter-G presents a whole new approach to distance training.
Any type of knee injury can throw a wrench in your daily activities. Knee injuries often prevent you from carrying out any or all of your normal activities. One type of knee injury in particular can have a large impact, the meniscus injury. The meniscus can easily tear when the knee is twisted in the wrong way. If severe, the knee may even need surgery!
Every runners benefits from revisiting the basics … in this case — Base building.
The popularity of running has exploded. With that has come an increase in injuries associated with running. Although we have covered many of the causes of various runner’s maladies, a very common cause is simply that you are overtraining.