Shopping Cart -

Your cart is currently empty.
Upgrade to today
for only an extra Cxx.xx

You get:

plus This issue of xxxxxxxxxxx.
plus Instant access to the latest issue of 410+ of our top selling titles.
plus Unlimited access to 33000+ back issues
plus No contract or commitment. If you decide that PocketmagsPlus is not for you, you can cancel your monthly subscription online at any time. Auto-renews at €11,99 per month, unless cancelled.
Upgrade for €1.09
Then just €11,99 / month. Cancel anytime.
Learn more
Pocketmags Digital Magazines
IT
Pocketmags Digital Magazines
   You are currently viewing the Italy version of the site.
Would you like to switch to your local site?
Leggi ovunque Read anywhere
Modalità di pagamento Pocketmags Payment Types
Trusted site
A Pocketmags si ottiene
Fatturazione sicura
Ultime offerte
Web & App Reader
Regali
Loyalty Points
31 MIN READ TIME

HEALTH NEWS

Q & A SINCE I STARTED RUNNING AND EATING HEALTHILY, I”VE DRAMATICALLY IMPROVED MY HEALTH. I”M FITTER NOW, IN MY FORTIES, THAN I”VE EVER BEEN. HOWEVER, LAST YEAR, THE DAY AFTER RUNNING A MARATHON, I HAD A SEIZURE. I SAW A CONSULTANT AND STARTED MEDICATION. MY CONSULTANT REASSURED ME THERE IS NO EVIDENCE OF EPILEPSY BEING LINKED TO RUNNING AND THE STRESS-REDUCING EFFECTS OF RUNNING WOULD BE BENEFICIAL. HE ENCOURAGED ME TO CONTINUE. UNFORTUNATELY, I HAD ANOTHER SEIZURE THE DAY AFTER A RECENT MARATHON. DO YOU THINK THE SEIZURES COULD BE RELATED TO THE RACES? COULD IT BE AN ELECTROLYTE IMBALANCE OR SIMILAR?

I would revisit this with your consultant at your next appointment, as it does sound like you have epilepsy symptoms. In general, people with epilepsy exercise less than people without, which sadly means missing out on all the benefits exercise brings. Being diagnosed with a long-term condition is life-changing and it takes time to learn how epilepsy affects you. Triggers for seizures vary hugely between individuals and can”t always be identified. We know that tiredness, dehydration, low blood sugar and stress can be triggers and all of these are likely when running a marathon. Other issues that may play a role are sleep deprivation, missed medications and where you are in your menstrual cycle. Keeping a detailed diary might help you to identify triggers. Fuelling well during and after your race with adequate water and electrolytes may be the key for you, but unfortunately it may be that things aren”t that straightforward for you.

HIDDEN HEALTH DANGER IN OUR HOMES

READ MORE
Purchase options below
Find the complete article and many more in this issue of Women’s Running - March 2018
If you own the issue, Login to read the full article now.
Single Digital Issue
March 2018
€4,99
This issue and other back issues are not included in a new Women’s Running subscription. Subscriptions include the latest regular issue and new issues released during your subscription.
Annual Digital Subscription
Only € 2,75 per issue
SAVE
45%
€32,99
Monthly Digital Subscription
Only € 3,99 per issue
SAVE
20%
€3,99

View Issues

About Women’s Running

Discover the healing power of running with the March issue of Women’s Running, on sale 25 January. Find out how running can help treat depressive disorders, clear the mind and manage stressful life situations. And hear from women who have experienced these benefits for themselves, such as cover star Charlie Watson, who shares how running – and blogging – has helped her to manage stress and anxiety. Keen to start running but daunted by the prospect of having to run for miles without a break? Discover Jeff Galloway’s hugely successful Run Walk Run training method, which has helped thousands to start running, stay injury free and even qualify for the Boston Marathon. We’ve got all things marathon training covered in this issue, too. You’ll find three 12-week training plans for beginner, intermediate and experienced marathoners, as well as expert advice on getting marathon fit on reduced mileage. Plus, don’t miss our recipes for delicious, homemade fuelling snacks or our leg-focused strength-training workout, both supporting your stamina and strength, whatever your training goals.

Other Articles in this Issue


REGULARS
Today”s “always on” culture has resulted in many of
THE WOMEN”S RUNNING TEAM HAS A WEALTH OF KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE TO HELP YOU GET THE MOST FROM YOUR RUNNING
SHARE #YOURRUNS WITH US! TWEET TO @WOMENSRUNNINGUK
Oh, how I look forward to WR landing on my doorstep
A SNEAK PEEK OF THE TEAM’S SHENANIG ANS THIS MONTH
FORWARD
I WAS OVERWHELMED, I WAS UNHAPPY, I WAS SICK ON THE
FRONT SECTION
Q & A SINCE I STARTED RUNNING AND EATING HEALTHILY
Eggs made something of a comeback in 2017. Sales in
DYNAMIC STRETCHES USE CONTROLLED MOVEMENTS TO IMPROVE RANGE OF MOTION AND LOOSEN YOUR MUSCLES. THEY ALSO INCREASE YOUR HEART RATE AND BODY TEMPERATURE AND ENCOURAGE BLOOD FLOW, AIDING RECOVERY
“IT BUILDS MY SELFCONFIDENCE AND GIVES ME AN “I CAN DO ANYTHING” OUTLOOK ON LIFE”
A DEDICATED SPACE FOR ALL THINGS TECH
PROTECT YOURSELF FROM THE WIND-CHILL THIS MONTH, WITH OUR PICK OF TOASTY KIT THAT WILL KEEP YOUR TRAINING TICKING OVER
Our resident running mum Claire Chamberlain on the joys of getting her family outside for a jog
In my last column, I mentioned how winning a short
SCHOOLGIRL ERRORS
When Tina Page attempted the National Three Peaks Challenge, she didn “t just climb the highest mountain in England, Scotland and W ales – she r an betw een them too The equiv alent of 19 mar athons in 19 da ys
Women's Running
YOU KNOW THAT RUNNING IS GOOD FOR YOUR MENTAL WELLBEING, BUT NOT SURE HOW OR WHY EXACTLY? DR JULIET MCGRATTAN SORTS FACT FROM FICTION
LISA JACKSON INTERVIEWS THE FORMER OLYMPIAN WHO”S MADE IT HIS MISSION TO GET THE WORLD UP AND RUNNING… BY TAKING FREQUENT WALK BREAKS!
COULD MINDFUL RUNNING HELP YOU GET FASTER, RUN FURTHER, REMAIN INJURY FREE AND ENJOY EVERY RUN? SIMONE SCOTT FINDS OUT
CONTRARY TO WHAT YOU MIGHT THINK, YOU CAN RUN A MARATHON ON ONE OR TWO TRAINING RUNS PER WEEK… IF YOU FOLLOW SOME BASIC GUIDELINES
WITH ALL THE POSITIVE MENTAL BENEFITS RUNNING HAS TO OFFER, IT”S NO WONDER MORE WOMEN ARE TURNING TO IT TO HELP THEM PROCESS AND MANAGE STRESSFUL LIFE SITUATIONS…
SETTING A NEW GOAL IS A GREAT WAY TO STAY MOTIVATED. BUT HOW CAN YOU MAKE SURE IT’S COMPELLING ENOUGH TO INSPIRE AND EXCITE YOU? PERFORMANCE COACH STEVE CHAMBERLAIN HAS THE ANSWER
IN OUR NEW MONTHLY FEATURE, A TEAM OF HAND-PICKED RUNNERS TEST PRODUCTS AND GEAR, TO HELP TAKE THE STRESS OUT OF DECISIONS WHEN YOU’RE SHOPPING FOR KIT. FIRST UP? SPORTS BRAS, UNDERWEAR AND SKINCARE
WHETHER YOU’RE AIMING TO RUN 26.2 MILES FOR THE FIRST TIME OR GOING FOR A PB, INCLUDING STRENGTH WORK AS PART OF YOUR TRAINING WILL HELP AVOID INJURY AND IMPROVE YOUR PERFORMANCE ON THE DAY
FEATURES
LACK CONFIDENCE IN YOUR RUNNING, EVEN THOUGH YOU’VE BEEN DOING IT FOR A LONG TIME? WOMEN MAY LACK SELF-BELIEF WHEN IT COMES TO RUNNING, BUT WE’RE ACTUALLY FAR BETTER AT IT THAN WE THINK, SAYS CHRISTINA MACDONALD
As we edge closer to the spring, the marathon you signed up for that seemed so far away at the time is also getting closer. But fear not; Richard Coates has devised some training plans to suit all abilities
AS WOMEN RUNNERS, WE KNOW ABOUT CHALLENGE, BUT ON 8 MARCH THE CALL GOES OUT TO REMEMBER THE CHALLENGES OVERCOME BY WOMEN ACROSS THE GLOBE AND THROUGHOUT HISTORY
ALWAYS IN SEARCH OF HEALTHY TREATS THAT WILL BOOST YOUR ENERGY BEFORE A RUN, BUT WON’T MAKE YOU FEEL BLOATED, OR GUILTY FOR EATING THEM IN THE FIRST PLACE? THEN CHECK OUT THESE THREE DELICIOUS RECIPES FROM ANITA BEAN’S LATEST BOOK!
PERSONAL BEST
To get the best from your body, you need to understand what’s happening underneath your skin. We asked Tina Chantrey to try out biomarker testing
Last month we introduced you to the three women making up our Big Marathon Challenge team in 2018! Now their training is well under way, we catch up with them to see how they are getting on
GO!
TURN OVER FOR OUR REGULAR RACE REPORTS SECTION
IT WASN’T JUST COCKTAILS AND ISLAND LIVING FOR EMMA HOGBIN, WHO JETTED OFF TO JAMAICA FOR THE REGGAE 10K
RUNNING A MARATHON DURING THE COLD DECEMBER CHILL IS NOT EVERYONE’S IDEA OF FUN, BUT TINA CHANTREY WAS UP FOR THE CHALLENGE WHEN SHE TACKLED THE PORTSMOUTH COASTAL MARATHON