Fitness Focus2022-10-13T13:28:27+00:00

    Fitness Focus

    Exercise is key to optimimal health. Get expert advice to prevent injuries and to boost your performance in this fitness focus section.

    Top 7 Supplements for Athletes

    By |October 25th, 2023|Categories: Fitness Focus|Tags: |

    There is so much information out there on supplements – what to take, how much, who needs what – that it can be confusing to sift through the research and separate the facts from the marketing hype. Michele Vieux, athlete and fitness trainer, helps athletes decide which supplements should be taken.

    Clean up your Sport – Detox!

    By |February 28th, 2022|Categories: Fitness Focus|Tags: , , |

    Athletes are not typically a group of individuals that you might associate with detoxification programmes and liver support. Should we be leaving that to the overweight middle-agers who have indulged themselves at Christmas? After all, you are a clean-living, highly fit and healthy lot, aren’t you? Or are you? Surely superfit sports people don’t need to detox? Read on, the answer may surprise you.

    Over Training Slows Us Down

    By |October 25th, 2021|Categories: Fitness Focus|Tags: , |

    Overtraining can be affected by the sum of stresses in your life, not just the overall mileage that you’re doing - I term this the ‘total load’ concept, and can be summarised by the sum of physical, physiological and psychological stresses in your life. A tailored training and nutrition programme that lies within your personal limits can go a long way to improving your performance.

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    8 Belly-Busting Strategies

    By |July 26th, 2021|Categories: Fitness Focus|Tags: |

    We all hate our belly fat, mostly because it is unsightly; however, scientists also have a special interest in belly fat because it is so different from the other parts of our bodies. The major problem with belly fat is that it is actually its own endocrine organ. It can produce hormones and inflammatory molecules, and it has enzymes that turn testosterone into oestrogen.

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    The Body’s Brain Balance

    By |July 8th, 2021|Categories: Fitness Focus|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

    The mind – and its emotions – is a fascinating realm to work within. When we realise that the mind and body are really one entity, it becomes very easy to nourish the mind through nutrition. Ian Craig explores this fascinating subject through personal experience.

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    Does Exercise Age Us ?

    By |September 26th, 2017|Categories: Fitness Focus|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

    A certain amount of oxidative stress is needed for adaptation to the exercise and adaptation to life. BUT, if this oxidative stress is excessive for a prolonged period, it becomes damaging to the body and potentially impacts the ageing process.

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