Could anyone tell me what causes a stitch? I got a stitch the other day whilst running but don't remember having one prior to that since I was a child. I run about 6km 4 times a week and don't normally have a problem but the other day I couldn't even manage 2km. I hadn't eaten for about 3 hours before and I had warmed up which is the same as any other day but the pain was quite considerable. I haven't suffered since but was wondering what caused it so that I could avoid getting one again in the future.
I gave up smoking in June last year and the one question that everyone asks is 'Do I feel better for it?' However, I dont feel any different, I've put on 10 pounds and even though I go to the gym 4 times a week my blood pressure has gone up and my resting heart rate remains the same. I have no intention of starting smoking again but would like some help in realising the benefits to my health by not smoking. Any feedback is appreciated.
I'm new to scuba diving but often suffer with terrible sinus headaches for a couple of days after diving even if I don't feel like I have a cold. Someone suggested that I use a steroid based nasal spray prior to diving, does anyone have any advice or opinons on this?