Barefoot Running – Yes or No?

Running, Barefoot running - yes or no?There has been a long debate about whether barefoot, or minimalist shoe running, is a good thing or harmful.  Some experts say it’s what we should be doing because it’s the way our ancestors got about for 1000s of years, and others are more skeptical.

So what’s the answer?  Interestingly, like so many things, the answer isn’t one OR the other. Here’s why. Continue reading

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Severe Leg Pain Symptom. Compartment Syndrome and Other Possible Causes.

Compartment syndrome.  What is it and what do I do about it?If you’re a regular exerciser, a weight lifter or athlete, or have had an injury, pain is to be expected at some time.  But what if it’s severe, gets worse, or just won’t go away?

There are several causes of severe limb pain.  We’re going to look mainly at Compartment Syndrome, but also Shin Splints and Blood Clots.  There are links to more detail on these last 2 in the article. Continue reading

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Blood Clots – Essential Information on Thrombosis.

blood dropsHospital-acquired infections and superbugs like MRSA and c. diff (clostridium difficile) often come up as killers in the newspaper and TV news headlines.  But what about thrombosis?  It kills 37 times more people than MRSA.  For example in the UK alone (and this is an international problem) it kills up to 32,000 people per year.

But it’s largely (but not totally) preventable. Continue reading

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The Secret That Slim People Know And Overweight People Can Learn.

weight loss secretHere at Modern Health and Fitness, we bet you’ve read loads of articles with a title similar to this one.  They might involve special pills, only drinking water, chanting in the bath…but here’s one that’s actually based in science – now there’s revolutionary thought!

Dr James Levine is a professor of medicine, hormone specialist and nutritionalist, as well as a research leader at the Mayo Clinic.  He and his team have discovered the secret that divides the naturally slim from the overweight.  We’re going to look at this secret (that was published in the professional journal Science in January 2005) in this article. Continue reading

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7 Reasons You’re Not Losing Weight.

Losing weight can be tricky and frustrating.  It goes well for a time and then grinds to a stop.  In this article we’re going to look at reasons why you might not be losing weight and what you can do about them.

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20 Super-Easy, Sure-Fire Tips and Inspirations for Losing More Weight.

20 Tips for Weightloss. Click for all 20 easy reading tips.Fad diets and eating plans are a thing of the past.  They work fine when you’re using them but then real life gets in the way and all the weight you lost gradually piles back on, doesn’t it?

Well in this quick and easy article we’re going to look at how you can lose weight and live in the real world, with real life temptations.

Try these tips and tricks for staying on track: Continue reading

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Jeepers Creepers – Where D’You Get Those Peepers! 8 Easy Ways to Look After Your Eyes If You’re Over 50.

Do this for a moment: close your eyes and try to find something a few feet in front of you.

Did you find it?

Imagine being blind or partially sighted.  Some things are replaceable.  Our sight isn’t.

Here are some tips for keeping your eyes healthy and caring for this precious sense.  The best news is that these tips mainly involve eating the right things.  Your eyes are amazing so don’t take chances with them.

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Steroids – what you need to know.

Steroids get a bad press.  But do they deserve it?  What are steroids anyway, and what do they do?   Why are some ok and others not ok?  What are their effects and side effects?  Are they dangerous?  This is the article that will answer your questions.Steroids get a bad press.  But do they deserve it?

What are steroids anyway, and what do they do?

Why are some ok and others not ok?  What are their effects and side effects?  Are they dangerous?

This is the article that will answer your questions. Continue reading

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How to Deal with Stress and Burnout.

Deal with stress and burnoutLike most things in life, balance is key.  A balance between enough of the right sort of stress or pressure that helps you get things done, and not having so much that you just can’t cope.

In this article we’re going to look at the signs of too much stress, what burnout actually is, and what to do about both of these health-damaging problems. Continue reading

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How to write a dream journal.

How to keep a dream journal.Writing a dream diary can help us benefit from the power of our dreams. Our dreams show us a hidden inner world and capturing them is an art form.  This article will help you start your journey to a better understanding of the secrets your dreams hold, and what they can mean in your waking world. Continue reading

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