Tag: running

Is that old concussion causing you to have running injuries? Maybe it is time to ask a professional trainer.

  Is that old concussion causing you to have running injuries?  Maybe it is time to ask a professional trainer. There has been a lot of awareness regarding concussions and the after effects on how we feel and function months or years later. The most high profile stories regarding concussion concerns what has been happening to retired football players. Common side effects of a concussion may include sleepiness, dizziness, headaches, cognitive disruptions and the way your balance and walking ability may be affected as well. The effects of concussion may be present years later. In a recent conversation with an Read More »

Human endurance and long distance running may depend on a gene mutation that happened millions of years ago.

  Human endurance and long distance running may depend on a gene mutation that happened millions of years ago. The more we understand the human genome, the more we understand why humans have certain abilities.  According to Smithsonian magazine, the ability to run long distances and have the types of endurance humans and certain other animals have may be due to a gene mutation that happened two to three million years ago. The gene, known as CMAH, according to Popular Science’s Jillian Mock may be responsible for human endurance.  A  new study published in Proceedings of the Royal Academy B Read More »

5 Signs You’re Wearing the Wrong Shoes for Running, a guest post

5 Signs You’re Wearing the Wrong Shoes for Running, a guest post Running may seem like a simple physical activity. After all, you only need to reach a certain distance in the fastest way you can—what could be the problem with that, right? One thing that people should understand is the fact that running is an art that is not that easy to master. There are lots of things that you should think about and try to learn while running—your breathing, heart rate, rest, recovery, strength training and many more. But the most important art to master is finding the Read More »

5 tips for building your musculoskeletal strength when running, a guest post

5 tips for building your musculoskeletal strength when running, a guest post Like all the regulatory systems of the body, the musculoskeletal system is vital for ensuring that your body is holistically healthy. If one component of the musculoskeletal system isn’t working properly, then it can have a knock-on effect on your overall health and well-being. As well as the more obvious tolls which musculoskeletal stresses and strains can take on your physical health, it’s important to consider the subtle tolls in can take on your mental health. If you’re a keen runner, or someone who is considering taking up Read More »

Dr. William Charschan is medical staff for USATFNJ Jr. Olympics in Plainfield NJ this past weekend.

Dr. William Charschan is medical staff for USATFNJ Jr. Olympics in Plainfield NJ this past weekend Most children who participate in track and field and most adults who do one of the many road races throughout the year are familiar with USATFNJ who is the local chapter.  USATFNJ sponsors many track and field events throughout the year both regionally and nationally. The Junior Olympics this past weekend in Plainfield, NJ at Hubb Stein Field was attended by hundreds of young athletes 14 and under and was a busy meet.  Midday, the temperatures have risen and some of our young athletes were Read More »