Episode 52

Episode 52: Vitamin D/Brodie Sharpe on running injuries and rehab and orthotics

In winter when daylight hours shrink and temperatures drop we tend to get much less sun exposure due to staying indoors and putting on more clothes to stay warm. While this obviously has the benefit of keeping us from freezing to death it can also decrease the amount of vitamin D that we are able to produce in our skin. Vitamin D deficiency is a real entity but it is not nearly as common as is the practice of taking vitamin D supplements might have you think. Supplementation has become quite popular especially amongst athletes but the question remains, is it necessary and does it actually confer any benefits? Also, Brodie Sharpe is the producer of the Run Smarter podcast and as a physiotherapist manages all manner of running injuries. He joins me to discuss common running mistakes and injuries as well as his thoughts on orthotics.

The Run Smarter Podcast: www.runsmarter.online 

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The TriDoc Podcast, triathlon and health in one place
A fresh take on all things triathlon with a special focus on health and wellness topics. Train hard, train healthy.

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Jeffrey Sankoff

Jeff Sankoff is an emergency physician and triathlete and is also the producer of the TriDoc Podcast. He also works with his daughter Sam on the podcast Dead and Slaughter, The Dad and Daughter Horror Show. He has a long running love of all things film though maybe not so much when it comes to the horror genre.