Laura Goldberg, MD
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Is walking good enough exercise? The short answer is yes.
Everyone who has exercised in hot, humid conditions knows it feels harder to perform. Besides affecting performance, exercising in the heat increases the risk of serious illnesses such as heat illness, heat exhaustion, or heat stroke.
Successful endurance athletes pay attention to nutrition, biomechanics, mental preparation and injury prevention. As endurance sports become more popular, athletes increasingly are turning to medical specialists to stay healthy and perform their best
Choosing the right running shoe is important to prevent injuries. Footwear that is properly fitted can provide protection from overuse injuries, help an athlete avoid blisters and allow a more enjoyable running experience.
A gait analysis may be beneficial for those who enjoy running as a recreational activity, or for athletes looking to optimize their performance following an injury
Building skills, strength and endurance are all part of the picture. So is eating right. But is there a place in a young athlete’s toolkit for special food and beverages specifically aimed at enhancing athletic performance and recovery?
You can still keep exercising even when temperatures fall. Enjoying the outdoors through exercise is good for your body and can improve your mood too.
Whether your shin pain is due to shin splints or a stress fracture, it’s important not to keep training the same way through either injury. Learn what you can do to heal and avoid making the injury worse or getting it again later.