Thanks to everyone who came by the booth at the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon at the weekend…. and before you ask… Yes, Martin did finish his Half Marathon and Yes, ReSkin did prevent him getting any blisters and chafing! Hope you all had fun on the run!
Here is a great article in BikeRadar by Nik Cook who has done is own testing of various methods of preventing soreness from “the saddle”. Check out his article and find out which method of protection worked best.
The venue of the Seaton Trail is very scenic and the time of year that the race is held, usually finds the race course in full bloom of Trilliums. This race is the closest to Toronto out of all the Ontario Ultra Series races.
Sat. May 23-24 – Sulphur Springs, Dundas Valley Conservation Area (10K, 25K, 50K, 50Mi, 100Mi, 100Mi Relay)
Sulphur Springs is one of the stops on the Ontario Ultra Series and one of the best days of running you will experience. The race starts at the Ancaster Community Centre and weaves its way through the beautiful trails of the Dundas Valley.
Just two weeks to go till the Pick Your Poison race.
Saturday, April 25th 2015
Pick Your Poison Trail Run is a challenging 12.5 K loop through the beautiful hills of Horseshoe Valley. Distances include 12.5K, 25 K and 50 K.
The course consists of approximately 98% off-road terrain made up of a combination of single track and ski trails. A technical but rewarding race!
Hamilton: April 11th 2015 – The Blarney Walk Run.
6.93k or 10-4k
If you are looking for a run with meaning beyond doing just a personal best, check out www.Blarneyrun.ca and help “to raise awareness in the areas of Mental Health, PTSD, Occupational Stress, Addictions, Depression and fight the stigma associated to these issues. We will do this together because You Are Not Alone!”
Report on new research by;
Dr. Robin Wulffson, M.D.
LA Women’s Health Examiner.
“According to a new study, women who some and enter an early menopause are at increased risk for heart failure. The findings were published in the January 2015 edition of the journal Menopause by Swedish researchers.”
“The researchers concluded that women who undergo an early natural menopause are at increased risk for developing heart failure; furthermore, smoking can impact the association by increasing the risk even among women who enter menopause around age 46 to 49 years.
Take home message:
Risks of health problems are affected by both genetic and environmental factors. These factors also play a role in age at menopause. This study found that the highest risk of heart failure occurred among women who smoked and entered menopause early. Smoking impacts health in a number of ways; thus, it is possible that an early menopause is due, at least in part, to smoking.”
Read full report here:
Physical exercise has many benefits. A new study evaluated the benefits of physical exercise on menopausal symptoms, blood lipids, and weight. The findings were published in the December edition of the journal Menopause.
The authors concluded that physical exercise can significantly reduce menopausal symptoms, improve blood lipid levels, and reduce weight.