Life lessons

Dear Lynn, Here are a few things I’d love you to have know many years ago, life wisdom I’ve picked up along the way. It might hurt, but always tell the truth – honesty has always been one of your core values, stay true to itTreat yourself with kindnessYou have unique gifts to give the …

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 …

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 …

The importance of working with women’s cycles in sports performance

How refreshing to see research coming through showing the importance of tracking women’s menstrual cycles, and adapting their training and diets to suit their individual requirements. Long overdue! The US soccer team are attributing some of their 2019 World Cup success to doing exactly that. Talking about the impact of these natural cycles has begun …

Athletes have bad teeth!

It seems, despite good oral hygiene, that athletes have bad teeth. The culprits – high-sugar sports drinks, gels and snacks. A recent study carried out by UCL looked at athletes across a number of sporting areas including cycling, swimming, rowing, hockey, sailing, athletics, rugby and football. The study showed: 94% of athletes brushed their teeth …

How much is too much – overtraining

We’re all a little bit guilty of it right…? Pushing ourselves when something is ‘just a niggle’ in the knee, we’re feeling ‘a little run down’, we’re ‘just a bit tired’. We tell ourselves that if we push on we’ll feel better…right…we’ve got a comp to train for… Signs of over training: feeling overly tired/fatigued, …