Could standing up be the key?

It’s no secret that exercise helps keep off weight and lengthens your life, but researchers at SICH (The Surrey Institute of Clinical Hypnotherapy) say that this doesn’t necessarily mean breaking a sweat. Simply standing up and walking about more, rather than spending long hours sitting down to read or watch TV, can have a profound […]

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The effects of poor hydration – Conrad Rafique

Recently I ran the Chester 1/2 Marathon and with the warm conditions there were several runners suffering from dehydration.  Many of them were in club colours and I would have expected them to know how to hydrate better. I saw one runner stopping with cramp after only a few miles, another one at about 4 […]

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Fitness Foods

5 fitness foods that will help fuel your body properly to get the most from your workouts and to aid recovery. Next time you’re at the supermarket make sure you stock up on these staples… Banana Bananas are the perfect fitness food: compact, unfussy, soft to chew, and packed with nutrients. Don’t be too quick to bin the peel however – Taiwanese nutritionists found the peel […]

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The basics of recovery

Recovery is a very important, but often overlooked element of training. You can hit the gym with ferocious intent six days a week, but if you do not pay close attention to your recovery, then you will not get the results that you want. It is not the one hour that you spend in the […]

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Top ten foods to help you get in shape

Here’s the top ten list of foods you should be looking to include in your diet if you’re looking to boost fat-burning and show off a leaner profile. 1 Walnuts All nuts do contain some amount of the Omega-3 fat alpha-linolenic acid, but most only contain trace amounts. The real fat hero in most nuts […]

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