Category - Medical Corner

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Typical problems for runners in summer
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Compression socks – colourful, magic socks?
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Performance fluctuations
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All You Need to Know About Calf Cramps
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Benefit from an Intensive Week of Training
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Rest and Recovery is also Training
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Teeth and sports – a topic that is often forgotten
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Broaden Your Training Base
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Avoid overtraining
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Well-trained fat metabolism or ‘why less is often more’

Typical problems for runners in summer

Summer is approaching and this makes many runners’ hearts beat faster of joy: finally, we are able to run in shorts and T-shirt on roads and paths free of ice and snow. And we’ll even be able to get tanned. BUT, aside from all the advantages, summer also brings with it some disadvantages. The following[…]

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Compression socks – colourful, magic socks?

Green, yellow, pink or blue: today, compression socks or stockings are available in almost every colour. However, their positive effect on performance is disputed. How much is real and how much is placebo? Good for recovery Although results in scientific studies are varied, one relatively clear common conclusion can be drawn from them: compression socks[…]

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All You Need to Know About Calf Cramps

Who doesn’t know them, those nasty leg cramps? During the night or towards the end of longer endurance exercise the muscle contracts. This often happens completely unexpectedly for the athlete. But why? The reasons for cramps as well as the ways to prevent them are manifold. Consequently, we need to differentiate between cramps during performance[…]

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Rest and Recovery is also Training

The training year has already progressed quite far. Major competitions were completed or are imminent in the upcoming weeks. As training intensifies and competitions become more frequent, the total strain on the body increases. Therefore, recovery from a workout or race is an important factor in your training. When planning your training, don’t just discuss[…]

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Teeth and sports – a topic that is often forgotten

Runners who want to improve their performance typically think of more extensive and intense training. An increase in dietary supplements often accompanies that increase in activity. Because the athletes are often caught up in the training and all that goes with that, hardly anyone thinks about the increase in high sugar foods and acidic drinks,[…]

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Broaden Your Training Base

Two out of every three runners have to deal with some sort of orthopedic problems during the course of a year. This number is alarming, and is due in large part to the fact that running as a sport is underestimated in its complexity. We typically care only about how many miles we run and[…]

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Avoid overtraining

Running is good for body, mind and soul. But too much running (as is often the case with just about everything else in life) is not. The right balance of running, active rest (or cross training) and recovery is crucial to effective and efficient training. You must pay attention and adjust your training accordingly when[…]

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