I completed a hard hilly 10k run on Friday evening and since then I have had a pain in my chest which almost feels like someone has punched me there.

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About a year ago I saw a nutritionist who advised me on healthier eating and suggested I take up speed walking. I lost a lot of weight (3.5 stone), eventually became a little bored of speed walking and took up running, following a beginners programme.

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Shin splints is a frequently used term for any pain at the front of the lower leg, however, true shin splints are stress fractures (tiny breaks) of the tibia and this is only conclusively diagnosed by MRI scan. There are several other conditions that can cause pain in this area.

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Did you know that you can drink too much water?  Hyponatraemia (water intoxication) is a serious condition where excessive water intake causes a loss of sodium from the blood, with potentially fatal consequences.

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