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Train Smarter with the 7 Best Core Strengthening Exercises
Train Smarter with the 7 Best Core Strengthening Exercises 28 Apr 2017

There are a lot of core strengthening exercises out there. Some are effective and some are not. In this article we will describe and explain the seven best core strengthening exercises that will target all aspects of your core. What [...]

Lower Back Pain From Squats: Why this Happens and How to Avoid it
Lower Back Pain From Squats: Why this Happens and How to Avoid it 7 Mar 2017

Squats have become so popular over the last few years and have become the go to exercise for building muscle in the lower body. Squatting is one of the most demanding and skilful exercises that exist. When mastered, squats can [...]

How to Alleviate Cycling Knee Pain
How to Alleviate Cycling Knee Pain 2 Feb 2017

We are all told that riding a bike is a low-impact aerobic activity, so why do so many of us suffer from cycling knee pain? Although cycling is a great low impact sport, the repetitive motion of pedaling can lead [...]

Understanding the relationship between sleep and muscle recovery
Understanding the relationship between sleep and muscle recovery 28 Jan 2017

How important is sleep? It is something most of us would agree we need more of, but how important do you think sleep is to your health? A healthy human adult will spend around one-third of their life sleeping, and [...]

How to Warm Up for a Run (Especially in Winter)
How to Warm Up for a Run (Especially in Winter) 10 Dec 2016

Warming Up This is a term most people understand. If you look at exercise and running websites, there’s plenty of information on how to warm up for a run and the importance of it. So you might be thinking, why [...]

Why Women Should Start Boxing
Why Women Should Start Boxing 24 Jan 2016

Introduction With “Creed” and “Southpaw” films being released recently and with the health kick in the new year, many individuals are being inspired to take up boxing. There is a stigma around boxing being a men’s sport and it not [...]

Top 10 reasons why swimming is for you
Top 10 reasons why swimming is for you 13 Oct 2016

1. Managing Your Weight Swimming burns more calories in 30 minutes than walking, cycling or even running. You can burn 367 calories swimming breaststroke for half an hour. Depending on stroke an speed, you can burn more. It’s a great [...]

Top Tips to Fight Inflammation
Top Tips to Fight Inflammation 24 Jan 2016

Introduction Inflammation is a complex biological response that occurs in the body’s tissues as a response to harmful stimuli such as pathogens, damaged cells or irritants (Ferrero 2007). This article will focus on the inflammatory response to injury and chronic [...]

Stick with Your Health Kick this New Year
Stick with Your Health Kick this New Year 6 Jan 2016

Introduction It’s a New Year and everyone is setting themselves New Year’s resolutions. The most common New Year’s resolution is losing weight and getting fit, but it is also the most broken New Year’s resolution. After self-indulging on food and [...]

Top Tips for Beginner Runners
Top Tips for Beginner Runners 21 Oct 2015

Introduction: Running is a great way to loose weight, increase your aerobic fitness and generally tone your body. It is a high impact sport and with the constant pounding and repetitive nature of the sport, injuries like shin splints, patella [...]