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Rest and recovery before, after and in between runs is incredibly important for any runner. In these guides we’ll explore running recovery tips, including how to improve recovery after running, how to get rid of soreness after running, what to do on recovery days from running, as well as the best running recovery tools.

What is an endometriosis flare up? Tips for exercising with endometriosis 

Despite what many may think, endometriosis is more than just a painful period.  Millions of women worldwide suffer with this painful condition, many of which have to live with pain on a daily basis, not just during their period. As an invisible illness, it can be hard for people to understand that endometriosis can have …

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Walking one hour a day: Benefits + expected results

Walking one hour a day is seen as a simple and easy way to improve your fitness and get outdoors more.  In the age of the desk job, there’s a reason why doctors prescribe walking as a way to improve the health of sedentary individuals. Research tells us that being too sedentary throughout the day …

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Does running build leg muscle? 4 muscle-building workouts for runners

You’re not alone if you’re wondering: “Does running build leg muscle?” or “Does running build or break down muscle?” The fact is stronger legs help to boost running performance, delay tiredness and fatigue and boost your running confidence.  So working on and building your strength as a runner is essential.  The good news is that …

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Can you exercise during IVF? Tips + exercises to avoid

If you’re about to start your first IVF cycle then you may be wondering: “Is it safe to exercise during IVF?” IVF (in-vitro fertilization) is a complex process – the amount of information you have to navigate and the conflicting advice you are given is frankly overwhelming!  It can even be more confusing as a …

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What does running do for your body? 10 benefits of running

Many people will tell you that their life changed when they started running. So if you’re thinking about starting running, then you may be wondering: “What does running do for your body?” Running has many physical and mental benefits – from the so-called runner’s high to better heart health and weight loss.  But what exactly …

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Should you work out on your period? 6 best exercises

“Should you work out on your period?” This is a common question asked by women looking to understand the best ways to keep active during their period. Whether or not you exercise during your period really comes to down to personal preference and the severity of your period symptoms. It is generally thought that exercise …

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Why do my legs itch when I run? How to prevent runner’s itch

“Why am I so itchy?” If you regularly ask yourself this question during and after a run, then you may have a condition known as runner’s itch.  Runner’s itch is typically described as a sensation that occurs during and after exercise, and normally occurs in people who regularly do strenuous exercise like running. From red …

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How to start running when overweight: 12 game-changing tips

Running is a great form of exercise to improve your physical and mental health, from lowering your blood pressure to boosting your self-esteem and confidence. If you’re thinking of starting running when you’re overweight, then you may feel daunted by the road ahead. Running when overweight can present some challenges, but with the right motivation …

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How to get a runner’s body: Characteristics + 6 training tips

You may have heard of the term ‘runner’s body’ in the fitness community. Depending on what camp you’re in when it comes to exercise, it will either have positive or negative connotations for you.  If you’re a long distance runner, don’t let the gym bunnies convince you that a runner’s body is a bad thing.  …

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