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 …

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, …

The limit of human endurance

Two and half times resting metabolic rate seems to be the limit of human endurance worked out by scientists. The study by Duke University included analysing a 3,000 mile run, the cyclists in Tour de France and other elite events. The 2.5 x metabolic rate is approximately 4,000 calories per day, with anything higher than …