Saturday, September 25, 2021

Health

Blood Pressure for Runners

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I check people’s blood pressure A LOT and my patients often look nervously at me and ask, “Is it alright?” Systolic, diastolic, hypotension, hypertension;...

Hyponatremia – An Idiots Guide and Experience!

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A Blog by Matt Upston Twitter: @MattUpston Lying on the floor by the baggage collection at the end of the Brighton Marathon 2015 trying to tell...

Blood Sugar for Runners

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I had such great feedback on my last blog ‘Blood Pressure for Runners’ that I’ve decided to stick with the ‘medicine made easy’ theme...

Achilles Tendon

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A blog about Achilles tendons was suggested by an UKRunChat community member, so here goes. I did tell myself by trying to keep it...

Train Hard & Outrun Winter germs.

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There’s been loads of chat about bugs and germs in the UKSportsChat community in the last few weeks. Disappointed runners having to miss their...

Runner’s hands

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There’s always talk of runner’s feet and the UKRunChat community love sharing gruesome photos of toenails in 50 shades of black! But, what about...

Metatarsalgia is not a diagnosis – Part 1

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Hello fellow runners, welcome to my next blog. I thought the topic of forefoot pain wold be a nice one, as I have seen...

Metatarsalgia is not a diagnosis – Part 2

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Hello again. Hopefully part 1 was helpful, let’s roll on to part 2. This will not cover every cause of pain in the ball...

Three Exercises for Runner’s Knee

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We all have our running goals, perhaps to run faster, run longer, or simply to get into the habit of running regularly. The one...

Stability Ball Hamstring Curl for Better Running

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Many of the runners I meet are disproportionately strong in their quads, compared to their hamstrings. Triathletes in particular are terrible for this, because of the bike!...
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