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The VHI Women’s Mini Marathon is this weekend!

The VHI Women’s Mini Marathon which is taking place in Dublin on Sunday 3rd June is finally upon us. Thousands of women will register and start getting into the spirit of this fantastic women’s event. It’s always a fun day with everyone in great spirits. But whether you’re walking, jogging or running you must prepare your body for the 10K that lies ahead. A good warm up will improve performance and reduce the likelihood of injury. Here are some tips Walk– It is not a good ... Read more

Get fit for tennis

We should get fit for tennis instead of using tennis to get fit. With the French open and Wimbledon coming up and better weather, many of us will be inspired to hit the courts. Tennis requires upper body, lower body and core strength. It is a multi-directional sport. Therefore we need to be able to move in multi-directions and to change direction quickly. A well designed exercise programme can improve your performance on the court as well as prevent injury. Warming up the ... Read more

Runners Knee

Runners Knee ‘Runner’s Knee’ is the colloquial term for an injury called patellofemoral pain syndrome, and as the name suggests it is a common ailment experienced by runners or sports people. General symptoms: Dull pain that is around the kneecap Aggravated by movements such as squatting, running, descending stairs and prolonged sitting Tenderness when you press on your kneecap It gets its name from the relevant anatomy that is involved: the cause of pain is the kneecap (patella), which rubs against the groove in ... Read more