Active Bites

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Exercise: a potent natural anti-inflammatory

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Incomplete wound healing may contribute to more chronic inflammatory state later on.

Training tips and targets

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Busy lives filled with work deadlines and family responsibilities mean that finding time to devise an exercise program is as much of a challenge as actually doing the exercise. These are a few hints and tips that have helped others.

Summer's here: are you becoming more physically active?

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There's no denying that exercising in the sunshine is a lot more pleasant than braving the driving rain and biting cold of winter. So, are you up for the challenge that summer is affording you?

Get moving to avoid sedentary sickness

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Hunger is the signal for us to get out there and forage around, food is the last option we should consider.

Getting active slows down ‘biological’ ageing

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Our chronological age is defined by the number of years we ‘ve been alive. Sadly, there’s no way we can change it! Our biological age, on the other hand, is related to the amount of wear and tear we’...

The mental payback for getting active

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We are the only mammals that exercise just for fun. When Haile Gebrselasse won the Berlin marathon in 2008, smashing the world record again, he did so with a huge smile on his face. The number of...

Can a weight trainer become a sprinter?

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We are all born with genes that may increase our propensity towards a certain type of exercise but it is possible, through training and nutrition, to excel at another sport.

Overtraining: the heart of the matter

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Measure the time distance between your heart beats to determine whether you are overdoing it.

Energy systems we have in place when we move

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From the minute we move we are capable of producing energy to support our muscles but the way we do this all depends on the kind of activity we are engaging in.

Gut issues and endurance: don’t let them get to you

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Gastrointestinal distress or 'runners trots' is one of the most commonly encountered nuisances and can completely destroy your race day performance.