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Journal Entry chemical/x-hinA pain in the…shin?
Shin splits can sideline you from your regular exercise routine, but proper treatment and rest can get you back in action sooner rather than later.
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Journal EntryA strong country stays fit
Why aren't there more of us out there exercising?
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Journal EntryAirman provides some tried and true workout methods
NBCwashington.com (Washington, D.C.) has an article on how one U.S. Air Force airman stays healthy and in shape for Air Force-related missions.
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Journal EntryAvoiding the "weekend-warrior" injury syndrome
Are you putting yourself at risk by training too hard on the weekends?
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Journal EntryDealing with repeat injuries
The August 16 edition of the New York Times has an interesting piece on how athletes try to follow their passion for sport while at the same time coping with the frustration of repeated injuries.
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Journal EntryIs high endurance running harmful to your heart?
MedicalNewsToday.com presents an article that reports on a 2009 study from the European Journal of Echocardiography that assesses the effects of running in ultra-endurance races. <br />
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Journal Entry Troff documentMinimalist running shoes: Do they really prevent injuries?
Barefoot-style running and minimalist running shoes are growing in popularity, but some new research now shows there are risks.
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Journal EntryNew York Times: Money often buys higher-quality, but not always when it comes to running shoes
Money often buys higher-quality goods, but not when it comes to running shoes, experts say.
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Journal EntryPatella Bands: Do they help runners?
Patella bands are knee braces often worn by runners in order to alleviate the aches of a knee injury. However, there are underlying issues that remain in determining their effectiveness.
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Journal EntryPounding the pavement or soft trails—which running surface is better?
Some experts think that soft-surface running is harder on the body than running on pavement.<br /><br /><br />
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