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Body fat and sport

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Almost everyone wants to be lean, have a 6 pack or at least some abs visible and plenty of muscle. Some athletes will religiously weigh themselves to make sure they haven’t gained or lost weight but do you know what’s going on inside? The answer, is probably NO! The scales only say so much, they can’t tell you what you body fat actually is or what your muscle mass. Body fat does affect your performance but it’s important to know what your muscle mass is too. The more muscle mass you have, the better for sport. How can you find … Continue reading

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Fasting and running

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Did you know you can run and fast? Fasting has huge benefits to health as well as being great for weight loss. Fasting has been shown to help reduce the risk of: cardiovascular disease type 2 diabetes certain cancers some digestive disorders It is still possible to fast and train though to begin with you might want to have a fasting day on a non training day. After a few weeks, you will be able to train on a fast day as your body gets used to it. What I particularly like about fasting is the thought I’m giving my … Continue reading

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Running and Hydration

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As the weather gets warmer, thoughts turn more to hydration and avoiding dehydration whilst out training. Most of us will try to train when it’s cooler but it isn’t always possible.For us in the UK, our bodies are not as well conditioned to the heat and it can be much more difficult. There is always the temptation to drink lots of water before you got out thinking that will help. To an extent it will but depending on how much you’re drinking, eating and sweating, you may be doing more harm than good. Here’s why… The average person needs 2 … Continue reading

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Joggers trots

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Joggers trots is a common and unfortunate problem most runners suffer with at some point in their running career. For most its a “blip” and goes as quickly as it arrives but for others, it can be a much more frequent and embarrassing problem. However, there are lots of ways it can be treated and eliminated. When you’re running, the movement reduces blood flow to your intestines as more is sent to the exercising muscles. The jostling of the intestines also causes changes in intestinal hormones which can speed up transit time and alters absorption rates. The first thing is … Continue reading

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