running for fitness

Running For Fitness and A Better Life

Everybody knows about the health benefits that running for fitness can bring- reduced blood pressure, improved stamina, a high metabolism, a leaner, lighter physique, youthful skin, lesser risks of developing cancer and diabetes, better bone density, etc. Adopting and sticking to effective running fitness programs...

foam rollers for runners

Use And Benefits Of Foam Rollers For Runners

Those that engage in any type of running activity should consider the individual benefits that come with foam rollers. Foam rollers for runners can knead knotty and tender areas to promote long and smooth muscles, which are more injury resistant, recover faster and are much...

Core Workouts For Runners

Core Workouts For Runners

One of the great things about running is that anybody can do it. All you need is a good pair of running shoes and then you can toddle off happy in the knowledge that the efforts you are putting in will make you a stronger,...

How To Increase Running Speed

How To Increase Running Speed

If your looking how to increase running speed, you need to be aware that two factors effect your speed more than anything else – your strike rate and your stride rate. Your stride rate is the length of your stride (in other words the distance between...

Should Runners Lift Weights?

Should Runners Lift Weights?

Whether you run to manage your weight, run competitive races or are just trying to healthy you might be surprised by the effect that weight training can have on your running. So, should runners lift weights? What you’ll learn in this article: ✓ Why runners should lift...

The Best Dogs for Runners

The Best Dogs for Runners

Dogs aren’t just amazing pets; they can be fantastic training partners for runners, bringing enthusiasm and companionship to your training program. But with so many dogs to choose from what are the best dogs for runners? What you’ll learn in this article: ✓ Why dogs make the...

How Can Swimming Benefit Runners?

How Can Swimming Benefit Runners?

Being a runner, you’re probably focused on training for your next race by clocking up miles, but should you consider spending some time in the pool? Research has shown that swimming is one of the most effective cross-training workouts for runners, improving their fitness with...

How a runner can protect their feet

How can a runner protect their feet?

It was an early Half Marathon that taught me how can a runner protect their feet? I’d had the odd blister before this, but had shrugged this off as the cost of running. At this Half Marathon I was enjoying a pain free run, in fact I...

Running uphill tips

Whether you’re looking to improve your hill running or just looking to improve your time in a race with a few hills, these uphill running tips will help you with running up hills quicker.   Start simple Take your time to prepare before starting the run. Start by...