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Running every day could cause harm to your body. muse studio/ Shutterstock

Run streaks: is it safe to run every day?

The trend for running every day for as many days as possible has become popular on social media. Our experts assess the risks associated with ‘run streaks’
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Wanting to ‘move on’ is natural – but women’s pandemic experiences can’t be lost to ‘lockdown amnesia’

COVID was a ‘gendered pandemic’, with women carrying very different burdens to men. A three-year New Zealand research project aimed to overcome the urge to forget, and provide lessons for the future.
Checking the weather frequently can serve to preemptively avoid injury pitfalls from extreme cold or slippery surfaces. (Pexels)

How to jump-start your New Year with cold weather running

Winter running has all the health benefits of aerobic exercise, as well as fresh air. However, be aware of the specific safety and injury-prevention concerns that come with cold weather.
Lifestyle changes may be our best hope of delaying dementia or not developing dementia at all. (Shutterstock)

Lifestyle changes can reduce dementia risk by maintaining brain plasticity — but the time to act is now

Lifestyle-related dementia risks are complex, with factors like sleep, exercise, diet and social contact interacting with things like cognitive reserve, neuroplasticity and inflammation in the body.

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