Observing Feet

Recently, I spoke with Emma Foster-Geering on the Vivobarefoot ‘Sustain This’ Podcast. Topics include science in general, healthy movement & how to live more in our body & less in our head. The episode also features new & exciting research colleagues and I are doing at Institute of Technology Carlow #beingbarefoot #healthymovement #healthylifestyle #runningfrominjury #science #childdevelopment Listen Free Here

Running from Injury

The Complete Catalogue of Blogs  We have condensed all of the best blogs on how to avoid running injury into a slick PDF booklet with a table of contents outlining sections for optimum physical, psychological and performance outcomes. You can have this booklet FREE simply by sending an email to runningfrominjury@gmail.com with “Running from Injury Blog Catalogue” inContinue reading “Running from Injury”

Standing Guard at the Door of Your Own Mind in 2021

I have had a very enjoyable month (not a popular thing to say). For this reason, I felt like an outsider looking in when Ryan Tubridy reminded the nation of how much we’re struggling at the moment. In the modern world, I think the severity of our struggle is regulated by the quality of informationContinue reading “Standing Guard at the Door of Your Own Mind in 2021”

Exercising Health Podcast Episode: Dr. Peter Francis

This chat I had with Christopher from Exercising Health just before Christmas is out now on iTunes and Spotify !! We spoke a lot about how modern environments and information overload impacts our health !! Click here to listen

The Benefits of Winter Swimming

Myself and a friend have kept up our swimming (without wet suits) into the winter. I thought I would share a few reflections I’ve had with it. I stay in for about 10 minutes. 1. I never thought I would be doing it 2. You adapt to the cold and jumping in no longer becomesContinue reading “The Benefits of Winter Swimming”

A new study into running shoes found that comfort could come at the cost of injury.

This is Peter’s latest article written for the Conversation.com 23/09/2020 Evolution dictates that the human body adapts to cope with stresses present in the environment. The removal of stress from our environment means we cease to use that adaption. This is why your muscles grow in response to stress at the gym but shrink whenContinue reading “A new study into running shoes found that comfort could come at the cost of injury.”

BBC Science Interview

Coming up on BBC radio tonight at 20:30; Daniel Lieberman from Harvard University, Sharon Dixon from University of Exeter and me from Institute of Technology Carlow talk to Chhavi Sachdev on all things barefoot including evolution, injury and performance. Repeated Monday at 9:30am. Click here