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 have no idea why yawns are contagious but I have just yawned reading about it (not through boredom) so it must be some kind of subconscious suggestion. Never experienced contagious cyber yawns before
Neil, just a thought but do you have a digital clock within your eyeline when trying to sleep as I find that if I can't sleep but can see the clock I get more frustrated by the fact that I can see time moving on but still can't sleep, catch 22. I only have problem when I am worried about something but what I try and do is count backwards from 200 (100 wasn't enough) and try and bring myself back to the numbers every time my minds wanders
Thanks for the comments, I think my expectations were a little high, I expected to feel healthier but ended up having more colds and sore throats which I have been told is not unusual. I have recently had a new programme set for me in the gym, mostly cv so hopefully all that hard work will be more noticable soon, and I am not, what was the word, lardaceous by any stretch of the imagaination so as Chris said the weight gain is far less detrimental to my health than smoking was
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.
Shelly, a lack of iron seriously affects my mood, obviously check with your pharmacist before you take anything in addition to your medication but an iron supplement always helps me. Alternatively, a couple of pints of Guinness, not sure on the genuineness of the 'Guinness is good for you' slogan but seems to work for me.
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?