Light therapy for sports injuries: a case study in dubious modalities

In my upcoming book on preventing and managing running injuries (which, I'm sorry to say, is still very much a work in progress), one chapter discusses the roles various medical professionals can fulfill in the prevention, evaluation, and treatment of running injuries.  In many cases, a particular discipline is best-suited for one particular role: a ... Read more

52 more things I learned from a third year of weekly writing

This month marked three years since I started writing articles for investigating what the scientific literature has to say about a wide range of running-related topics, from injuries to training to peak performance on race day.  At the end of each year, I've made a list of one useful tip or interesting fact that ... Read more

Video: Testing the science behind Kenzen's Echo H2 Sensor

A few days ago I came across this Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign for a new wearable device called the Echo H2 Sensor which claims it can detect your glucose levels, hydration status, and lactate levels in real-time during exercise by analyzing your sweat.  I set out to do some research on whether there's any science behind ... Read more

The Mental Side: Setting useful goals

The final aspect of the "mental game" I'd like to address is goal-setting.  Any sports psychologist will tell you that setting the right goals are important to getting the right mental approach, but I'm hesitant to endorse this idea wholeheartedly.  However, I do have to be a pragmatist.  Maybe in an ideal world you wouldn't ... Read more

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