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Why do we do it?

Ever wondered why long distance runners do what they do? Thought about trying to do long distance events yourself, or perhaps started down that path only to find you end up feeling like you are outside of your element?
The Globe and Mail has a great series of articles in it's Health and Fitness section. They are focusing on some of the longer distance events like the marathon and Gran Fondo, long distance biking.
The list of ailments as a result of these longer distance events is endless: nausea, dizziness, dehydration, cardiac arrest, torn achilles tendons, shin splints, stress fractures, groin strains, plantar fascitis, pulled hamstrings, it goes on relentlessly~!
Yet, according to the June 27th article, Marathon races have proliferated to the degree that they now clog the calendar. More than half a million people finished a U.S. marathon last year, an 8.6% increase.
Argument can be made that marathon runners are goal-oriented, Type-A personalities, but not all people entering these events can fit that profile. The Walk-Run program has opened the event up to a wide spectrum. There are more opportunities now than ever before.
Injury, remains a possibility for any runner. In fact, Chris Woollam, the medical director of the Mississauga Marathon, recommends people only run one marathon in their life time. Just so they can get it out of their system!
If you are interested, or you have a dream of running a marathon or completing a long distance event, drop us a line. We would be happy to assist you in accomplishing your dreams!
Rise Up, Be Healthy!



Articles

  • Diabetes ~ Frustrating & Unpredicatable
    Dr. Farquar, a local specialist in the field of Diabetes, pens an article in the paper urging us to sit up and take notice: Canada, along with the the rest of the world, is experiencing an epidemic of Diabetes, financially described as an ...
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  • Oh that Salt!
    March 22. Article in the Capital News regarding the Myths of sodium written by a local Interior Health dietician. Stating facts like, most Canadians consume 3,400mg of sodium but only need 1,500mg the Myths of sodium, the component of salt that ...
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  • Sitting ~ Dangerous to your Health!
    May 16th in the Globe and Mail, Neil Reynolds composed an article which outlined how all of us could benefit from the "Winston Churchill Workout". Seems old Winston, although incessantly smoking cigars and drinking fine brandy, never sat still. ...
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  • Warming Up?
    Confusion exists about the benefits of doing a 'warm up' & 'cool down' around activity. Elias Tomaras, an exercise physiologist at the University of Calgary tells us recent research suggests that too long a warm-up can actually sap your energy ...
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  • Fork v.s. Feet
    June 13th the Health and Fitness Section of the Globe & Mail had an interesting article on the "Forks v.s. Feet" debate, both diet AND exercise matter. Seems earlier in the year a couple of researchers faced off over the burger-and-beer scarfing ...
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  • Heart Health

    April 8th, 2011 the Globe and Mail had a special information feature on the new life-saving technologies that are helping drive down the mortality rates ...

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  • We control 70% of how we age
    That was the title of the February 20th Health and Fitness section of the Globe and Mail. Dr. Vonda Wright, an orthopedic surgeon at the UPMC Center for Sports Medicine in Pittsburgh, submitted the results of a study on muscle preservation in ...
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  • The Importance of a Support Network
    John Donne (1572-1631) wrote, "No man is an island entire of itself," and certainly, when we refer to the importance of a Support Network, Donne was absolutely correct. 

    When it comes to aspiring towards physical ...
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