I’m a runner, even though I also cycle, walk and ski cross–country. I’m also a retired medical doctor, and I’m fascinated by how the human body works.

Runners are very special people. We are solely responsible for all our successes and failures, and our bodies are the only equipment we have.  The fatigue and the solitude of long runs force us to think about ourselves, our limits and our capacities.  We will therefore benefit more than anyone else from a sound knowledge about how our bodies work.

In this blog I would like to talk about exercise physiology, a fascinating science exploring just that: what happens to us when we exercise? There will be also posts on other health topics, because just as running affects our health, health affects our running.

My posts will always be based on published scientific evidence, but please let me know what you think.


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  1. I am so happy I have found your blog! I love to run, recently it has become more than that to me. I want to be healthy, I want to know how the body works – not only for my benefit but to help others as well. Exercise physiology is something I am becoming more and more interested in, fascinated by you could say. You have a lot of great posts here, I look forward to more.

  2. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and liking my post! I am very happy to find your blog, love it. I have been sidelined for almost a year with various injuries and it’s been a difficult mental process letting go of the running. I’m still hopeful to recover enough to get back to running regularly though my endurance days seem likely over! I am really looking forward to reading more from you!

    1. Thank you!
      I really hope you will be running again very soon and, even though you think you will not be able to run as much as before anymore, I am sure you will be better than you think!

  3. Just what I needed! Starting a challenge in May for healthy living and I’ve been on and off exercising especially running and I want to make it a habit. Looking forward to reading more that will motivate me.

  4. thanks for stopping by thefirst2hours! i look forward to reading your scientific evidence supporting running, and fitness! my fitness blog does not have a science backing, but perhaps I will have to integrate some of your work from time to time! 🙂

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