Category: Science

PRE-MARATHON DIET: CAN IT AFFECT OUR RACE RESULT?

The marathon is a physically demanding activity that induces muscle and cardiac damage. The exercise-induced muscle damage, or EIMD, releases components from the damaged muscles on the bloodstream, especially creatine… Read more »

OFF-ROAD RUNNING (II): HILL RUNNING, ORIENTEERING, OBSTACLES, CROSS-COUNTRY AND ULTRAMARATHON

Off-road running types and characteristics We continue with our recap of the main off-road running varieties. For a summary check the summary image that accompanies this post.   Hill running… Read more »

OFF-ROAD RUNNING (I): TRAIL RUNNING, MOUNTAIN RUNNING AND SKYRUNNING

Running Modalities Off-road running events are described as races in unsealed surface and natural environments. They are increasingly popular, but the terminology is confusing, and often is difficult to differentiate… Read more »

OLIVE OIL: EFFECTS OF ITS COMPONENTS ON HEALTH

The Mediterranean diet is known as one of the healthiest in the world and associated with longevity and well-being. It has shown protective effects against cancer and other cardiovascular and… Read more »