The ideal female body type is getting even harder to attain

By Frances Bozsik, PhD Candidate in Clinical Health Psychology, University of Missouri-Kansas City and Brooke L. Bennett, PhD Candidate at University of Hawaii at Manoa, University of Hawaii. Is muscle definition now being added to an already impossibly thin ideal? Mikhaylovskiy/ Day after day, we’re bombarded with so many media messages that rarely do we stop… Read more

12 Research-Based Health Benefits Of Coconut Water

Until a few years ago, coconut water was not hailed as the elixir it is regarded as today in the Western countries. But did you know that during World War II, coconut water was used as a short-term intravenous hydration and resuscitation fluid?1 Extremely popular in the Caribbean and Southeast Asia, coconut water is the almost… Read more

Coe calls for track and field revolution

World athletics chief Sebastian Coe has told AFP he wants a radical review of track and field to ensure it survives as a spectator sport. With the sport’s biggest star Usain Bolt retired, IAAF president Coe said he was considering anything from franchised teams bidding for athletes to pop-up tracks in streets and football stadiums to… Read more

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Live Running Simulator: Bringing Competitive Edge to Running Routines

Riga, Latvia – Intelligent Design SIA, a small studio located in Europe, today is pleased to announce the release of Live Running Simulator 1.0, its unique mobile application for iOS and Android devices. Live Running Simulator enables runners to race against other runners from various parts of the world, in real-time. The app optimizes technologies such… Read more

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Marathon mania gains momentum

But soaring participation rates in China have come at a cost China’s ever-growing fascination with fitness has triggered a marathon craze among the country’s health-conscious middle class, but lax management has often meant race organizers have struggled to keep pace with the demand for their events. Whether it’s throngs of participants jogging past Tian’anmen Square during… Read more

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AK Investigating Molestation Claims in Keringet Camp

Athletics Kenya (AK) says it is investigating complains of molestation of young girls at an unnamed training camp in Keringet, Nakuru County and have vowed action will be taken on anyone found culpable. The local athletics body says it has been investigating the claims for a while and they have now threatened lifetime bans from athletics… Read more

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African Athletics Congress – Preparations Hot Up

The President of the African Athletics Confederation granted a press briefing in Yaounde yesterday October 3, 2017 An Extraordinary Congress of the Confederation of African Athletics will take place in Rabat in the Kingdom of Morocco from October 8-10, 2017. Ahead of this important event the President of the African Athletics Confederation, Kalkaba Malboum, granted a… Read more

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6 Tips To Take Control Of Your Health With Physical Activity

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 is National Women’s Health & Fitness Day. Held on the last Wednesday each September, the day serves as an important reminder for women everywhere and of all ages to make their health and fitness a priority. Not only are they often setting the example for children on how to live a healthy… Read more

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Olympia Keen to Defend National Championship Title

Sierra Leone’s 2016 Rio Olympic Games sprinting representative, Ishmael Dudu Kamara is keen to defend his National championship title when the rejuvenated Sierra Leone Athletics Association tournament gets underway today, September 28 at the Siaka Stevens Stadium in Freetown. The two-day championship will attract over 150 athletes from the four regional areas in the country and… Read more

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New Dutch team’s marathon assault

A newly-formed running team, mainly featuring star Kenyan and Ethiopian athletes, continues its assault on major global marathons with next weekend’s Berlin Marathon in the team’s cross-hairs. Kenya’s Olympic marathon champion Eliud Kipchoge, world cross country and half marathon champion Geoffrey Kamworor alongside defending Chicago Marathon men’s and women’s champions Abel Kirui and Florence Kiplagat are… Read more

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