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Natural stride is best stride for runners, experts say

Two experts in the field of running are urging runners that the best stride for them should be their preferred, natural running stride. The study by Iain Hunter, a USA Track and Field consultant, and U.S. Olympian Jared Ward, who are also both professors at Brigham YoungUniversity, measured the energy use of 33 runners using five different strides during a 20-minute run. The researchers found that the stride length runners naturally choose is the best stride for them. “Many people are advocating for various ‘optimal’ running forms, but this study shows…

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Visit Iceland in 2017 for these five natural marvels that’ll take your breath away

Iceland was one of the top travel trends last year with the Icelandair airline carrying 3.7 million passengers, a 20% increase. Popular with adventurous travellers looking for rugged and spectacular natural landscapes, Iceland is a haven for those who travelling off the beaten path. Here we list five must-see sights for visitors deciding to explore the breathtakingly exotic island country this year. The Dettifoss waterfall Dettifoss is the most powerful waterfall in Europe. Located in the north-east of the country, it is 44 meters high and 100 meters wide. When…

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7 Natural Home Remedies for Heel Spurs to Relieve the Pain

A heel spur is a condition which causes calcium deposits that lead to a bony intrusion under the heel bone. It is often associated to the inflammation of the connective tissues between the foot and the heel bone and thus, leaving you in pain. It may also lead to swelling, irritation and weakening of the arch bone. While the treatment includes exercise, anti-inflammatory medicines and surgery in some cases to remove the calcium deposits, there are few natural solutions to help you deal with the pain. Causes of Heel Spurs…

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7 Natural Home Remedies for Bronchitis

At some point of time or the other, most of us have suffered from a typical cough. However, when this simple cough is accompanied by severe symptoms like breathlessness and phlegm, it results in a respiratory disease known as bronchitis. A cold or flu further weakens the immune system and individuals are then at a higher risk of developing bronchitis. Chronic bronchitis if not treated can lead to asthma and COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) which could be life threatening. Like most other diseases, bronchitis too, can be classified into…

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5 Fruits That Improve Your Natural Beauty

Fruits are a natural source for enhancing beauty, as they are a powerhouse of antioxidants and contain some essential minerals in their natural form. Here are 5 fruits that do wonders for your inner and outer beauty, according to Shahnaz Husain: 1. Mango: This luscious fruit is a rich source of vitamins like A, C, E, K and minerals like phosphorous, potassium, calcium and magnesium. It also contains bioflavonoids, which are powerful antioxidants and help to neutralise free radical damage. Mangoes help to tone and rejuvenate the skin. They also…

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7 Natural Home Remedies for Gout

Gout is a form of proactive arthritis, a condition which affects the joints, caused by the build-up of uric acid crystals, as told by Dr. Minakshi Sharma, an Ayurveda consultant at Vedic Vision Health Care Centre. Uric acid is a substance which is formed when the body breaks down purines (important substances which are regarded as the building blocks of DNA, as well as impacting blood circulation, digestion and absorption of nutrients); blood transports the uric acid to the kidney and stamps it out in urine. The condition in which…

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