Here is a women-only guide to running

A look at some of the biological differences that can work for and against female runners

Here is a women-only guide to runningWomen really do run the world. For nearly a decade, more women runners have been crossing the finish line than men. Globally, female race participation is up 25 percent, compared to 7 percent for men. That’s a lot of girl power, which is why we’ve created this women-only guide to running. Here you’ll find advice […]

Modifying diet can help runners deal with stomach problems

Research indicates that cutting out specific foods can alleviate the gastrointestinal issues some people experience when they exercise, with over two-thirds of people involved in a new study reporting an improvement

Modifying diet can help runners deal with stomach problemsRunners in particular can be susceptible to symptoms which are similar to irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Previous research has shown that a low fermentable oligosaccharide, disaccharide, monosaccharide and polyol (or FODMAP) diet can help people with IBS. Led by scientists from Anglia Ruskin University and published in the Journal of the International Society of Sports […]

Most common mistakes marathon runners make that can cause low back pain

Dr Rishita Shah, Senior Spine Specialist at QI Spine Clinic shares some common mistakes which can be easily avoidable for a healthy back this marathon season

Most common mistakes marathon runners make that can cause low back painWhile that may be true, there are several aspects apart from regular exercise that runners should keep in mind in order to avoid lower back pain. Eighty per cent of the world population suffers from back pain at some point in their life. Exercise is an ideal solution to this problem, making marathon runners free […]

Six common mistakes new runners tend to make

Running is a great way to get in shape and just about everyone can do it. You don’t need access to a fancy gym, expensive equipment, or other people to do the workout. You can simply throw on your sneakers and head out the door for a run. Easy as that

Six common mistakes new runners tend to makeGiven that it’s so easy to take up the sport, a lot of beginners jump right into running without actually knowing what it takes to establish a healthy routine. Many make a number of common mistakes, which can interfere with training or lead to injury. If you’re just starting out, keep these things in mind […]

Simple and effective strategies for dealing with pain while running

Few things are worse than getting a side stitch during a run. Here are three ways to prevent the problem, and one strategy for stopping a stitch in its tracks

Simple and effective strategies for dealing with pain while runningDuring a run (or most any type of exercise) a sharp pain in your side known as a stitch can bring you up short. If you’ve ever experienced a side stitch, you know just how distracting it can be What is a stitch? The overriding symptom of a stitch is localised pain on one side […]

Mumbai Marathon: ‘We are well equipped to handle any kind of medical emergency’

With the Tata Mumbai Marathon round the corner, organisers of the marathon are taking precautionary steps, for the benefit of the participants. A dedicated team of doctors at the Asian Heart Institute is gearing up for the grand event to be held on January 21, 2018

Mumbai Marathon: ‘We are well equipped to handle any kind of medical emergency’The Asian Heart Institute (AHI) has been the medical partner for the Mumbai Marathon for the past fourteen years in succession. From AHI, 70 rehabilitated cardiac patients (13 half marathoners and 57 dream runners) are participating in the marathon this year. Dr Ramakanta Panda, Vice Chairman, Cardiovascular and Thoracic surgeon, Asian Heart Institute, Mumbai says, […]

Mumbai Marathon: ‘This will be my first dream run’

Tata Mumbai Marathon or the ‘dream run’ is all set to begin in the next five days. This year, many cardiac patients in the team under special supervision of doctors are participating. My Medical Mantra talks to one such patient who will run 10 kms after joining a cardiac rehab just 15 days after his surgery

Mumbai Marathon: ‘This will be my first dream run’Every adventure has someone’s story to tell and so are various unique stories of participants at the Mumbai Marathon this year. Scheduled on January 21, it has many patients who have undergone cardiac surgeries and are back to their routine. For an engineer working with an esteemed organisation realising that he suffered from an acute […]

Get, set, go: Tips to keep in mind before the Mumbai Marathon

Each marathon is a new adventure!  For many runners, the desire to run for a marathon is about a personal challenge. You might want to test your limits or prove that you can go the distance. However, finishing a marathon is an enormous accomplishment no matter what your time is. As runners gear up to hit the streets for the Mumbai Marathon on January 21, know how to keep your spirits high!

Get, set, go: Tips to keep in mind before the Mumbai MarathonThe final week is a crucial time for marathoners. All the tough training needs to count and therefore it is important to look after yourself and your body during this final phase. For marathoners: Take it easy. Run with your peer group. You already have got your best timing. This is not the time to […]

Mumbai Marathon: 3 months post liver transplant, ‘he’ is ready to run

Three months ago, Sandeep Kalsiwal, a Jalgaon resident underwent liver transplantation. Now, Sandeep is planning to participate in the Mumbai Marathon which will be held on January 21. Sandeep’s vital decision will inspire many and will help to create awareness regarding the organ donation

Mumbai Marathon: 3 months post liver transplant, ‘he’ is ready to runPeople across the city, nation and the world are gearing up for the upcoming Mumbai Marathon scheduled on January 21. The runners are occupying tracks in parks, roads and beaches.  To create awareness on healthy lifestyle and liver ailments, the nephrologists from the private hospitals, the liver donors and the recipients will also participate in […]