November 28, 2017 - Mike Dilke
The two topics on the RELAXBACK UK show this week are some clear and concise information on diabetes and buying running shoes.
Dr Mark Vanderpump is a consultant endochrinologist and spent time explaining to me some of the diabetes facts that can get confused and confusing. He started by explaining the difference between type 1 and type 2 diabetes and went on to mention some of the things that may lead to type 2 and how you may be able to avoid it.
If you are worried about the topic then listen here as Dr Vanderpump is very good at explaining things in a sensible, understandable way.
I have recently decided to do the London half marathon next March. I am going to run it for the BackCare Charity and there are some slots still available if you would like to do it as well.
What I like about going for a jog is that you don't need a load of stuff - infact some running shoes is pretty much it. It does help if those shoes fit and help to make your feet as stable and straight as possible. This will help to avoid injury to ankles, knees etc. I went to Runners World in St Albans where they put me on a treadmill and filmed me run. Doing this they could see that me feet slanted in a bit during my stride so they suggested some suitable shoes to correct it. They seem pretty comfy so I will try and keep you up to date with the training. Listen to the fitting process here.
The photo below is of the Runners World computer screen comparing me running on their treadmill in three different pairs of shoes.
Thank you for reading and please do listen to the RELAXBACK UK show and if you have any questions or comments please do ask/ make them here.