What Causes Black Toenails And How To Prevent Them

What causes black toenails? Unless you are a Goth who paints their toenails black, the most likely cause of a black toenail is repetitive trauma to the toes during running, walking and other active sports. The black discolouration you can see is bruising to the nail bed caused by the nail lifting from the nail…

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Will a running analysis help me to avoid injury?

We all move differently. Biological variation is the norm and varying movement and posture protects our bodies from repetitive strain over time. Running, however, is a repetitive activity involving high impact forces through the musculoskeletal system over varying distances. This is particularly the case when running on roads or pavements where there is little variety…

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How to recover from a Marathon

How to recover after a Marathon So you’ve done it! You’ve completed the Marathon. Whether it is your first one or your 10th, crossing the finish line after 26.2 miles of running is an amazing achievement and puts you in an elite group of runners worldwide who have achieved this challenge. It is also true…

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Active News September – London Marathon edition

  September newsletter – London Marathon edition Well it is nearly here. After over a year of waiting, the streets of London will once again be filled with runners of all ages and abilities, myself included, to grab their slice of glory from participating with the world’s best runners in one of the biggest running…

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