Tag: Medical

Cramps and DOMS, NSAID Use and Exercise Physiology

We asked readers to send us questions for an exercise physiologist. Here are a few of the questions and the answers that follow. When cramps and DOMS (delayed onset muscle soreness) come knocking at the door after an...

Ultrarunning and the Heart

We know exercise is beneficial for the body, but are athletes who log many miles over the years doing damage to their heart? Long-distance runners live in a world of mixed messages. One article will say running prevents...

Menstrual Cycle and Performance

Hormones can have a dramatic effect on our body composition, energy, recovery, injury risk and how we respond to training. Although this is becoming well known, it is actually still quite difficult for women to get usefu...

Ultramarathon-Induced Corneal Edema

At around mile 70 of the Zion 100-mile race, Ken Huang fell for the first time and thought her depth perception was off. She then fell repeatedly, and both of her headlamps stopped working. When she finally got one of he...

Direct Access Laboratory Testing Services

Recently a friend sent me a frantic e-mail: “I got my Inside Tracker report and I am basically the most unhealthy individual ever. I am surprised I am able to get out of bed based on the results.” This wasn’t a first for...