March 4th, 2016
Achilles tendinitis is one of the most frequent injuries suffered by runners. If you run long enough, there is a good chance you’ll suffer from Achilles pain at some point. There can be many reasons for this, but one clearly stands out the most among the rest and that is over-use. Let’s take a look into greater detail of the anatomy of the Achilles, how it breaks down, and what you can do to have more resilient ankles. (more…)
January 20th, 2016
It’s that time of year again when millions of people make a New Year’s resolution. One of the most popular resolutions, that’s broken year after year is to lose weight and get fit. Check out how crowded the cardio room is at your local gym, it’s busting at the seams!
We’re about 3 weeks into the New Year. This is where people typically start skipping work outs and fall back into old habits. If you’ve made a resolution to basically get into better shape and your resolve is starting to break, you’re not alone. Your health is so vital for living a quality life, don’t relegate it to something that has become so trivial like starting to make good choices on an arbitrary day. That’s not how it works.
resolution [res-o-lu-tion]: a firm decision to do or not to do something.
Forbes found that just 8% of people who make resolutions actually realize them. A study in 2007 by Richard Wiseman, a British psychologist and author from the University of Bristol, found that out of 3000 people who made New Year’s resolutions, 88% didn’t keep them. New Year’s Resolutions suck because they overwhelmingly lead to failure. When you fail, it can be discouraging to some and downright depressing for others. If you’re one of the few that has the will-power to keep them, stop reading. However, if you’re like the statistical majority, then read on. (more…)
November 6th, 2015
Those seeking long-term weight loss and better health exercise the least, studies have shown. Short-term gains like energy are better motivators.
Source: Rethinking Exercise as a Source of Immediate Rewards – The New York Times
October 20th, 2015
By James Gucciardi, D.C.
What we really should be asking is, what are your goals and would stretching be effective at helping you achieve them? If you’re trying to prevent injury before activity, the research doesn’t support it. As far as running is concerned, it isn’t an activity that requires your joints to go through a great range of motion anyway so you really aren’t in jeopardy of acutely tearing anything. But if you’re a mixed martial artist that isn’t very flexible and someone starts cranking on your joints, you’re in trouble. So it would behoove you to stretch often to have and maintain appropriate flexibility. But you’re a runner, not a mixed martial artist, so the question begs…
February 3rd, 2015
Kenneth Nuss Jr., D.C.
NOTE: This blog was originally created for the members of the Selden Hills Warriors – a group of runners/walkers that train on a 10K course consisting of an abundance of hills both steep, long and rolling. For more information visit www.seldenhillswarriortraining.com.
RUN TO THE HILLS!
We all can agree that running or walking the Selden Hills has made us stronger and faster athletes. But do you know why? Well, let’s talk about the benefits of hill workout training.
SOME OF THE BENEFITS OF HILL TRAINING:
• Burn more calories
• Increase endurance
• Increase strength
• Increase speed
• Improve running form