According to a study of runners, hip strengthening exercises reduce patellofemoral pain, a typical knee pain encountered by runners, as well as improved the gaits of the runners The study results reveal that the hip strengthening exercises were successful in reducing knee pain, which corresponded to improved mechanics.
Consuming 3 or more portions of strawberries and blueberries each week could help women decrease heart attack risk by as much as a third, report researchers. Strawberries and blueberries have high quantities of naturally occurring compounds known as dietary flavonoids, also present in blackberries, grapes and wine, eggplant and other vegetables and fruit.
In spite of years of physicians’ unwillingness to advise pregnant women to weight train, researchers have revealed that a low to moderate intensity weight training program which is supervised is beneficial and safe.
A review of a number of reports published on the biochemistry of vegetarianism in the past thirty years concludes that strict vegetarians who adhere to a vegan lifestyle, and who don’t consume meat or animal products of any type, could increase the risk of atherosclerosis and blood clots, which are conditions which could result in heart attacks and stroke.
Meat eaters are noted for having considerably increased combined cardiovascular risk factors compared to vegetarians.
Over 70 million individuals all over the world run competitively or recreationally, and there has recently been debate with regards to whether runners ought to be stretching before a run, or not at all.