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Returning to Fitness After a Break

Returning to Fitness After a Break
In spite of our best intentions, a vacation often sees us stray from the fitness and training regime we follow at home. Relaxing on the beach, savouring indulgent dinners and drinks and enjoying the local nightlife are the pleasures that make a break so joyful. However, how do we return to our training schedule and regain fitness after an indulgent...
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The Power of Visualisation

The Power of Visualisation
​Beyond the realms of physical ability, talent, and discipline - what separates a potentially world-class athlete from a champion? The answer is psychology. While international sports teams employ sports psychologists to ensure their athletes hone and maintain their mental prowess and strength alongside the physical training, there are fundame...
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Green Tea for Athletes - What are the Benefits?

Green Tea for Athletes - What are the Benefits?
In present day, a new 'wonder' product, ingredient or supplement seems to crop up every week, promising exceptional health and performance benefits. This can be bewildering for many, exciting for some, or - for the cynical amongst us - will fall on closed ears. Green tea, however, has certainly stood the test of time regarding it's reputation ...
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8 Things That Increase The Risk of Plantar Fasciitis

8 Things That Increase The Risk of Plantar Fasciitis
As every athlete knows, avoiding injury is as important to long-term athletic success as training and performance. Plantar fasciitis is one of the most common causes of heel pain and a frustrating interruption to training regimes and athletic performance. Here we look at the 8 key causes of plantar fasciitis, so you can take steps to reduce yo...
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The 6 Main Causes of Dance Injuries

The 6 Main Causes of Dance Injuries
Dance injury rates are significantly statistically higher than that of other sports. A study by Wolverhampton University found that professional dancers are more likely to suffer injuries than rugby players. Statistics show that 80 per cent of dancers incur at least one injury a year that affects their ability to perform – compared to a 20 per...
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