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Halo Sport


If you’re unsettled by the idea of brain training (allowing technology to tinker with your mind), then look away now. The Halo Sport is a headset designed to electrically stimulate your brain during exercise, known as neuropriming, which apparently strengthens the connection between mind and muscles, making you a better runner. You wet little ‘primers’ and place the headset firmly on your head, fire up the app and allow the headset to send e-messages to your brain for 20 minutes as you warm up. Stimulation strength can be selected from a scale of 1-10, though they’re all almost imperceptible, even if your scalp can get a little warm. This process is called hyper-learning or ‘hyperplasticity’, said to refine the brain’s ability to adapt to training.

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Grow your mental – and physical – strength with the June issue of Women’s Running, on sale now! From the performance-enhancing benefits of adopting a competitive mindset, to the best ways to develop your mental toughness, we’ll show you how to become a more confident runner. You’ll also discover how running can help boost your mental self-image – hear how running gave cover star Anna Pearce confidence and courage as she overcame a highly traumatic life event. And if you’re focused on getting your body stronger and fitter this summer, the issue is packed with helpful advice. We’ve got a six-week training plan for runners looking to make the step up from 5K to 10K, and a fantastic workout to boost power in the hamstrings and glutes, helping you run faster and stay injury-free. Find all this plus the usual inspiration, recipes, tips and gear reviews.