Before I consider the pros and cons of the humble multivitamin, I have to first declare that I have generally always supplemented my diet with a multivitamin. I have put Healthspan’s new multivitamin product to the test with positive results.
“You’re a child. You need Calcium for bone growth and development. You need….MILK!” – That was the belief when I was growing up! Read on to see how I will analyse this food mantra and give you tips around Calcium supplementation. Why do we need Calcium? To keep it short, the major known functions of [...]
To Start Off – What is ‘Flexbility’? Wikipedia defines ‘flexibility’ as: “The absolute range of movement in a joint or series of joints, and length in muscles that cross the joints.” In other words we can look at a particular joint in our body and ask – how far can it move from A to [...]
There is plenty of emphasis on Post-training Nutrition out there so I thought I would focus on Pre-Training Nutrition (“PTN”) for a change. After all, what we eat and drink before exercise can have a huge impact on how effectively we exercise! Nutrition is often overlooked but small changes in diet can really impact your [...]
I was inspired to write this week’s article as a response to one reader’s question about running, motivation and getting back into healthy habits.
I have run races of various distances up to marathon distance, and having only completed just one half marathon, I have decided that it is my preferred distance. Long enough to ‘enjoy’ and be strategic about pacing but not so long that your muscles break down and scream at you to stop!
In Part I of this article, I highlighted that listening to upbeat music during exercise can enhance endurance by 15% and improve the ‘feel good factor’ when exercising.