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Change up your running shoes

If you’re a runner, you’ve probably heard the advice to change your shoes, not just to replace them, but for different runs in a week. I have two different pairs of runners of different styles and brands. They both have a low heel-to-toe drop but in most other ways they are quite different. I like … Continue reading

Minimizing bruising

I had a skating coach who would tell us to put pressure on a spot that we had just fallen on: fall on your knee, put pressure on your knee. Despite the fact that I now question everything I have actually given this advice to many skaters myself without knowing whether there is actually any … Continue reading

Figure skating and concussions

While awareness of concussions and their long term implications is becoming more and more common in a number of sports figure skating seems to be lagging behind. Not just in media, but I didn’t actually find a single peer reviewed article on the topic when searching. So, are figure skaters somehow protected from these devastating … Continue reading

Injuries and arthritis

I’ve heard it a lot:”Oh, you injured x, you’ll get arthritis there for sure.” So, are injuries truly connected with arthritis? are some injuries more likely to be related? and is there anything that can be done? It seems like this is such a common sense relationship that it isn’t worth asking the question about … Continue reading

Running and knee health

I messed my knee up a lot of years ago. And by I messed it up, I mean someone else did something stupid that messed it up but that’s beside the point. I was told I would never do a lot of things again and some of them I have completely gone along with. I … Continue reading

Does training while fasting contribute to weight loss?

A while ago someone asked me about training before breakfast and whether that would contribute to faster weight loss. I’m not a fan of the many diet fads that are out there, and generally just stick to the idea of balancing your energy in with your energy out. But, I found some interesting research on … Continue reading

You’re only as tired as you think you should be

I have noticed this funny trend with my wrist, which I had my third surgery on after breaking it and tearing it before summer last year. The pain almost always starts to increase as I get close to the end of an activity. If you don’t think too much about this it makes perfect sense. … Continue reading

Epsom salt baths

I went for a massage a few days ago. I thought I would try a different therapist since my regular one is a fair drive from home. Unfortunately, she lost her street cred pretty quickly and I’ll be heading back to my normal massage in the middle of nowhere. She said that I needed to … Continue reading

Grass, artificial turf, and nature connection

I saw today that one of Edmonton’s city councillors wants to look at replacing some of the city’s sports fields with artificial turf. The part of me that enjoys being in nature and wants all people to have more opportunities to connect with nature is struggling. I feel like there are many different factors in … Continue reading

Now I wish I could have caffeine

Caffeine and I don’t get along very well so I don’t get the whole addiction but a recent study makes me wish I could turn to a cup of coffee when I’m super tired and still need to function. First a little about how caffeine works. It takes about an hour for caffeine to reach … Continue reading

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