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Canadian runner Leslie Sexton crosses the finish line as the fastest Canadian woman to compete in the Toronto Marathon on October 22, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Christopher Katsarov)

Will a nutritional supplement help you run better?

New research aims to better understand the bodies of runners, so that 'smart' nutritional supplements can be developed.
Springy soles, stiffer shoes, lightweight materials. When does shoe design give some runners an unfair advantage? from www.shutterstock.com

Beware the hype – springy soles won’t make you run much faster

Running shoes with springs in the soles have been touted as the next big thing in shoe design. But they won't turn a weekend warrior into an Olympian.
Runners are at 27%-40% lower risk of death when compared to non-runners. from www.shutterstock.com.au

Which sports are best for health and long life?

Adults who participate in a high overall level of sports and exercise are at 34% lower risk of death than those who never or rarely engage in such activities.
For a long time it was thought during exercise there would be a reduction in blood flow to the diaphragm in favour of supplying blood and oxygen to the working limb muscles. from www.shutterstock.com.au

Health Check: why do we get a stitch and how can we stop it?

A stitch will usually ease if you stop or reduce the intensity of the activity.

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