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Nutrition | Training | wellbeing

Should I Take Supplements?

Supplements are used in almost every gym and sporting environment you see, whether they are being sold at the shop or being prescribed for those in professional sports. If you weren’t aware already, they’re basically something extra you add into your daily food intake to get certain benefits. People take them for a load of […]

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Nutrition | wellbeing

3 Reasons To Love Avocados

There are many reasons why you should love avocados, which is why I’m writing this blog. If you’re still unsure, or even if you’re a daily eater of them, take a look at my thoughts below – you really can’t beat them! The nutritional benefits A typical serving of avocado (100g) is either moderate or […]

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Nutrition | wellbeing

Healthy Morning Smoothie Recipe

If you do not know how to make your start to the day healthier and full of energy, here is one example of an ideal smoothie that will hydrate, nourish and energize your body. Give your body some healthy nutrients before you head out the door with this amazing smoothie recipe. It’s simple to put […]

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Exercises | Training | wellbeing

Running Injuries: Plantar Fasciitis

Being proactive and a regular gym goer is great, however you need to remember to look after your body, as regular exercise can also cause you overuse/wear and tear injuries that you might not even think about. In this blog, I will be talking about a very common injury caused by running, and ways to […]

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wellbeing | workouts

Weekly Workout: Leg Burner

The focus of this workout is to get those legs working. It is based around supersets and overloading the muscles with extra work to stimulate those muscle fibres. Be sure to cool down and stretch at the end of the session to reduce the muscle soreness over the next day or two. Warm Up: • […]

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Training | wellbeing

Getting back into activity after an injury

Taking that first step back into sport after an injury can be a scary moment and the fear can often be the biggest hurdle you’ll have to overcome. There are two big mistakes that can be made if the correct level of planning doesn’t happen: You rush into training, go too hard too soon and […]

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Exercises | wellbeing | workouts

Walking as a form of exercise

Why is walking a good form of exercise? Well first of all walking is the most basic and natural movement that all ages from a child to a full grown adult can do without thinking about it too much. You just need to put one foot in front of the other to get you started […]

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Motivational Books – Devoted by Dick Hoyt & Don Yaeger

Devoted: The story of a father’s love for his son Author: Dick Hoyt & Don Yaeger Reviewed by: Rob Clarke Summary: A story about a father’s devotion to his disabled son. Rick Hoyt was born in 1960’s America when little was understood about Cerebral Palsy. Dick and his wife were told by doctors to put […]

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Nutrition | wellbeing

How to: Cooking with Coconut

Cooking with Coconut Coconut is a great way to add flavour and nutrition to your dishes as well as a great dairy alternative for creamy dishes. Starter: Prawn Salad with toasted coconut. Mix in a bowl king prawns, lemon juice, sea salt, paprika, seasme oil and chili flakes. Spoon into some lettuce leaves and top […]

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Motivational Books – Black Belt Thinking by Nick Forgham

Black Belt Thinking Author: Nick Forgham Reviewed by: Nick Sadler Summary: A Black Belt who is calm in a crisis, who knows their potential and how to achieve it. A Black Belt who knows who they are, and who is comfortable with others because they know and understand themselves. This book is about the Black […]

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Nutrition | wellbeing

Spiced Oat Biscuits

These spiced oat biscuits are so easy to make, packed with protein filled nuts and are dairy and gluten free! Ingredients 75g ground hazlenuts 75g ground almonds 75g ground pecans 75g ground oats 75g rolled oats 1tsp ginger 1tsp cinnamon 1/2tsp nutmeg 50g coconut sugar/brown sugar 1 egg or a vegan alternative to bind Method […]

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Motivational Books – Ultra Marathon Man by Dean Karnazes

Ultra Marathon Man Author: Dean Karnazes Reviewed by: Layla Smith Summary: Ultrarunning legend Dean Karnazes has run 262 miles – the equivalent of ten marathons – without rest. He has run over mountains, across Death Valley, to the South Pole, and is probably the first person to eat an entire pizza while running. With an insight, […]

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Training | wellbeing

Why you should try a new sport this year

Trying a new sport, especially a team sport, will help you to meet new people that share your same mindset enriching your social life. Trying something new will challenge yourself, leaving behind what’s familiar. A new routine will stimulate you not only physically but mentally too, making you more confident in life and ready to […]

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Nutrition | wellbeing

Increasing Iron Intake

Iron intake is a vital element to good health. It is an important part of the process that makes red blood cells. Without iron your body cannot produce enough healthy red blood cells and therefore it will struggle to transport oxygen around the body. A lack of iron can lead to an iron deficiency known […]

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How to keep your body warm in winter

The arrival of low temperatures causes us to dust off our coats and prepare ourselves to spend a few months in the cold. And to avoid discomfort, it is essential to stay warm in winter at all times, especially while training outdoors. Steps to follow: Depending on which city you live in, the cold in […]

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