Health and Running

While “health” is a broad, nebulous word, we’ve collected our best articles on a wide variety of topics related to health. You can find other resources here:

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Are Endurance Athletes a Dentist’s Worst Nightmare?

An article offering advice on oral care and its importance for endurance athletes.

How to Prevent Chafing While Running

Here are some tips for avoiding chafing while running.

What We Know (And Don’t Know) About Menstruation and Endurance Running

The science of how the menstrual cycle affects training and racing in endurance running....

When to Consider Surgery for a Chronic Running Injury

Physiotherapist Joe Uhan writes about when to consider surgery for a chronic running injury.

Exercise and the Immune System

How aerobic exercise impacts immune-system function.

Updates to iRunFar’s COVID-19 Running Community Guide

Updates to iRunFar’s COVID-19 running community guide.

Tips for Running During the COVID-19 Crisis (or Any Life-Altering Time)

Tips for running during the COVID-19 crisis (or any routine-altering time).

COVID-19: A Trail Running and Ultrarunning Community Guide

A trail running and ultrarunning community guide to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Running and the Common Cold

How to adapt your run training when you have a cold.

Running on Science: Fact or Fiction, Part 2

The Running on Science column uses current scientific understanding to address four running myths.

Running on Science: Fact or Fiction?

The Running on Science column busts four running myths with current scientific understanding.

Bone Health in Adult Long-Distance Runners

An in-depth look at the scientific understanding of bone health and injuries in adult...

Screening Laboratory Tests for Runners, Part 1

The first article in a two-part series on blood laboratory testing for runners.

Beyond Fatigue: Understanding Overtraining Syndrome

A deep look at the current science and understanding of overtraining syndrome.

We Run on Iron: Iron Deficiency and Anemia in Runners

A deep look at the science of iron deficiency and anemia in runners.