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High Heels Help Achilles Problems?

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High heels can help Achilles tendinopathy

Well, not exactly high heels, but a heel lift placed in your shoes.  A recent study from LaTrobe Uni in Melbourne compared placing 12mm heel lifts in shoes to a common exercise protocol and recorded the response over 12 weeks.  They found that both groups improved, and that the group who wore the heel raises improved slightly more. What’s going on here you may ask?  Let’s explain…..Read More

Newbie Runner Tips: How Far Should I Run?

Have you decided to get off the couch and become a runner? Buy a pair of running shoes and start pounding the pavement to shed the kilograms and get fit for summer, right? It’s a great idea, and running is a very time effective way to improve your fitness and improve your health.

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How To Make The Running Habit Stick

Are you a stop-start runner, getting motivated and starting a running program for 2 weeks before giving up or getting injured? I know this was me for a long time. It’s been 10 years since I ran regularly, my last (and only) marathon was in an Ironman Triathlon 10 years ago. Since then I have played over 35’s soccer but never run consistently apart from that.Read More