Research has shown health benefits in the regular consumption of chocolate. However, it depends on the chocolate. The sugary, fat-imbibed cocoa confection most often consumed is far different than the cacao bean drink used for medicinal purposes in ancient cultures. But...
We all have our staple workouts. As creatures of habit, we rarely deviate from these staples &mdahs; and they seem to work well enough for everyone in the running world — so why do anything different? If it ain't broke, don't fix it, right?
During his second year as a ranger at the Grand Canyon back in the late 1970s, Wayne Ranney got a call from another ranger stationed at Phantom Ranch — the lodge at the bottom of the canyon. "You won't believe this," he told Ranney, "there's a guy from New Zealand...
Sometimes, it's what you do when you're not running that can give your training an edge. That's the case with cross-training. A weekly nonrunning workout gives your muscles and joints a break from pounding the pavement while producing specific benefits that carry over to...
A new total knee replacement that saves all of the ligaments can make a person's knee feel and move just like the original. During a traditional total knee replacement, the surgeon must remove the "island" of bone to which the anterior cruciate ligament and the posterior...
How we hold our arms affects how we run, but probably not in ways that most of us would expect, according to a new study of upper body biomechanics. The ideal arm swing may be the one that you're already using, the study concludes. Distance running is, of course, physiologically...
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