Extending the lifespan

This blog is gonna get a bit ‘sciencey’…bear with me… It’s about cells, or more precisely, the mitochondria – the powerhouse of our cells, providing most of our cellular energy requirements. They have bacterial origins that have become normal constituents of the cells in our body that produce the energy needed for cell growth and …

Marathon running – longevity for arteries?

Both training and completing a marathon improves the health of a new runner’s arteries, a new, London-based study suggests. The study looked at 138 novice runners undertaking the London Marathon. The results – four years improvement in artery age 🙂 Over six months of training: their arteries regained some youthful elasticity, which has a positive …

Changing the game?

The Netflix documentary ‘The Game Changers’ has generated a lot of interesting debate of late – with some strong opinions on the topic of vegan/vegetarian diets vs. meat-eaters. With high protein foods & beverages gaining more popularity in the health and wellbeing market in the last few years, knowing what you need – depending on …

Start your day with great nutrition

Starting your day off on a solid nutrition ‘foot’ is essential for stable energy levels throughout the day, as well as ensuring your input is matched with your training regimen. Smoothies are such a great (read…easy) way to get concentrated nutrition without the bulk. So here’s a super yummy and easy breakfast smoothie for you …

It’s triathlon training season – what’s your goal?

What’s your goal? Which comp are you aiming for? Have you got your training and nutrition on track? Here’s some tips to get your training off to a great start and get you to that personal best 🙂 1) Set a realistic goal: What are your personal priorities and commitments – what time is available …

Vit D in strength & performance

On a winters day in Sydney – clear blues, 23 degrees and an ocean temp of around 20, what better subject than the sunshine vitamin – our friend ‘D’. A vital vitamin for: bone health and growthhormone production (anabolic – growth hormones, testosterone & oestrogen; catabolic – adrenaline, cortisol)potentially helping prevent certain cancers (breast, colon, …

Right type, right place – protein

Protein is vital for human physiology because it supplies the body with amino acids – the biochemical entities that make and repair body tissues including muscle, skin, bone, organs, nails and hair. Protein also assists in hormone production, regulation of metabolism, building of enzymes and making antibodies and immune system molecules. When training and in …