Is your shoes hurting you?

Knee osteoarthritis (OA) accounts for more disability in the elderly than any other disease. Running, although it has proven cardiovascular and other health benefits, can increase stresses on the joints of the leg. In a study published in the December 2009 issue of PM&R: The journal of injury, function and rehabilitation, researchers compared the effects on knee, hip and ankle joint motions of running barefoot versus running in modern running shoes. They concluded that running shoes exerted more stress on these joints compared to running barefoot or walking in high-heeled shoes. Si...

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10 Injuries might happen to you

There are hundreds of different sports injuries, but there are certain parts of the body that are more prone to damage than others. In fact, the top three categories comprise more than 80% of all sports injuries. Read on to find out which injuries are most common, as well as ways to prevent and treat these ailments. Number 10 Achilles tendinitis When the tendon at the back of the ankle -- the Achilles tendon -- is overused, inflammation and pain can occur, which is known as acute Achilles tendinitis. If this condition is left untreated, it can become chronic and the injury can worsen until ...

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Challenge yourself with Vertical Marathon

Attempting the Swissotel Vertical Marathon throws up a different set of challenges compared to your conventional 42km marathon race. Scaling 72 storeys up Southeast Asia's tallest hotel is no easy feat especially when you're battling gravity, fatigue, cramped and stuffy stairways as well as protruding objects. You'll need a specialised training approach to condition your body. Dr. Roger Tian, Consultant Sports Physician and Deputy Medical Director, Singapore Sports Medicine Centre, cautions, "Running against gravity greatly increases the stress on both the cardiovascular (heart...

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