Expert yogi Sharni Quinn explains how you can get the maximum out of your cycling training by adding yoga into the mix. As a cyclist, you understand how to train hard, you know how to push your body and you have probably achieved great results. However, what if you could also boost your power, stay […]

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We have an intricate network of connective tissue running throughout our body that serves a higher purpose than just holding us together. Ian Craig explains why. According to Thomas Myers, who wrote a lovely book called Myofascial Lines, there are three networks within the body which hold it together and allow it to function as […]

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A tailored training and nutrition programme that lies within your personal limits can go a long way to improving your performance. Coming from the sporting field, I have always been thoroughly aware of the term overtraining. It’s something I thought might be a problem for elite athletes who were routinely training two to three times […]

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This is not intended to be an in-depth article on the management of back pain. Rather, Dr Bernard Brom shares his personal views on this problem views on his problems and shares what he has learnt about the back in over 30 years of practice as a doctor of Integrative Medicine. Back problems affect most […]

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Does your mind slow down or speed up your recovery from an injury? Ian Craig thinks it does, and supports this theory with a convincing literature review.. Injury is one of the biggest challenges that an athlete (whether elite or recreational) will face in his or her athletic career. It is a barrier to successful […]

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Suffering from back pain and tired of popping pills to ease the discomfort? Yoga could be the new answer according to recent research from Boston Medical Center, collaborating with yoga teachers, doctors and physical therapists. Trained instructors guided participants through gentle poses, including cat-cow, triangle pose and child’s pose. Simple relaxation techniques are part of […]

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Caring for ourselves and finding ways to handle our stress are important practices for assuring our long-term health. They are definitely key aspects of Preventive Medicine, along with the right nutrition and exercise programmes for our body, getting proper sleep, and maintaining a positive attitude toward ourselves, others and the world. Learning the individual path […]

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Exercise is essential for optimal health. If body parts don’t move appropriately, how can we possibly function normally? Our body needs to be like a flowing river and not a stagnant pond. Do you feel stiff? Here are some tips from Guy Ashburner to help you feel good instead. We humans are the most static […]

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