Team leaders are holding guys accountable. We didn’t want to focus on all the distractions holding Miami back. This team is clean.”. 5 days agoA hydraulic jump is created by water flowing into a sink. Credit: James NilandHousehold phenomenon observed by Leonardo da Vinci finally explainedA hydraulic jump is created by water flowing into a sink. Credit: James Niland An everyday occurrence spotted when we turn on the tap to brush our teeth has baffled engineers for centuries why does the water splay when it hits the sink before it heads down the plughole? Famous inventor and painter Leonardo da Vinci documented the phenomenon, now known as a hydraulic jump, back in the 1500s.
Women were particularly at risk of injuries, they found.The researchers say the findings are particularly concerning given that minimalist shoes such as these now make up 15 per cent of the running shoe market.Advocates of barefoot running claim that footwear constricts our feet and inhibits natural movement, leaving us prone to injuries, pain and postural problems.While some runners completely lose the shoes, others opt for minimal coverage.Barefoot running shoes are act like a glove for the feet and are designed to protect fthem from glass and other hazards on the ground.While the shoes themselves may not be harmful, it is the transition from them to regular trainers that is often the problem. ‘You have to be careful in how you transition and most people don’t think about that; they just want to put the shoes on and go.’The research, published in the journalMedicine Science in Sports Exercise, studied 36 experiencedrunners over a 10 week period.Each runner first underwent an MRIscan on their feet prior to the study period. Half of the runners werethen asked to gradually transition into five finger minimalist shoeswhile the other half continued to run in traditional running shoes.Subjects in the experimental groupfollowed the suggested guidelines.
Finally, you would probably be surprised by how many medical students have chronic illnesses or medical conditions. In my experience a ton of my classmates have medical stuff going on too; I sure for a lot of them it influenced their desire to go into medicine (I can think of any other reason that a group of young adults from relatively affluent backgrounds would be in disproportionately poor health). I used to feel very alone in being a young person with a chronic illness but even if none of my classmates have exactly what I do (that I know of), I have found that a lot of them can relate to the feelings of uncertainty and frustration that accompany being sick..