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Recovery After Running an Ultra Marathon Finding a firm definition for recovery has always been a question on my mind, especially having spent 20 years in Meditech, and 40 years as an endurance sport athlete and coach. In reality, recovery is subjective for every person; much like music and art. In the case of someone plagued with excessive swelling — symptomatic of a vascular condition such as lymphedema, diabetes or DVT — recovery can mean a reduction in swelling, improved mobility and an overall enhancement in quality of life. From a weekend warrior or world class athlete’s perspective, recovery would...

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Ask a cyclist how to get faster and most of them will talk about training harder, the latest bike/wheels/skinsuit but vary rarely will they talk about recovery after cycling. My observation in bike riding over 5 decades is that in General, Cyclists has been a very conservative group in adopting new trends and have often followed other groups such as Triathletes when it comes to adopting new ideas. Examples of this are bike frame evolution to Titanium, Carbon, aero shaped carbon, aerobars, helmets, wheels, clothing etc. So it goes for the topic of recovery. The truth is that amateur riders...

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Video Presentation - Recovery Tips for Endurance Athletes at Coast to Coast winner, Dougal Allan's Multisport Training Camp

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Parasympathetic nervous system. What is it and why is it so critical to your well-being? Coming right up. Stress has always been a factor for many people and no more so that in 2020, but in this article, I wanted to focus on the parasympathetic aspect and explain why that is so critical and how many things it influences in the body. The parasympathetic nervous system is a part of the autonomic nervous system – the automatic nervous system that does all the stuff that you don’t have to think about. The part of your brain that balances and manages and brings everything...

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1. Diabetes Swelling the Causes and Treatment Coach Mike: let’s talk about diabetes and swelling/fluid retention in the legs related to diabetes and the treatment using natural remedies Dr. Paul: Well, I mean, the big thing obviously, the big problem, if you like, with diabetes is the vascular damage that’s associated with the disease. The side effects of that can be swelling and it can be tissue damage as well, tissue necrosis or death of tissue. We all see those horror cases with people having to have toes and fingers amputated. That’s a worst-case scenario and it’s quite uncommon but it...

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