Mind+health

Runner's World (UK) - - Contents -

As the days grow darker, top up your lev­els of vi­ta­min D

Women’s lev­els of phys­i­cal ac­tiv­ity tend to de­cline af­ter menopause and a new study1 sug­gests why. Re­searchers made a con­nec­tion be­tween the drop in ovar­ian hor­mone lev­els and lower ac­ti­va­tion in the brain of dopamine re­cep­tors, af­fect­ing re­ward-re­lated be­hav­iour. The lack of pos­i­tive feel­ings af­ter work­outs may be what leads to a drop-off in ac­tiv­ity. Our advice? Seek out run­ning bud­dies and fo­cus on the many health ben­e­fits of get­ting out there.

2 THE NUM­BER OF HOURS PER NIGHT BY WHICH YOU SHOULD IN­CREASE SLEEP IN THE LEAD-UP TO A RACE IF YOU’RE PRONE TO INSOMNIA ON RACE EVE.

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