Health & Wellbeing

  • Returning to Fitness After a Break

    Return to Fitness

    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 fortnight?

  • 8 Things That Increase The Risk of Plantar Fasciitis

    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.

  • 5 Benefits of a Sauna After Exercise

    Sauna Benefits

    The remedial effects of saunas have made them a common feature in many gyms and sporting facilities. A mainstay of Scandinavian well-being culture, saunas offer a plethora of easily accessible health advantages. In this article we take a detailed look at the specific benefits offered by using a sauna after exercise.

  • Six Benefits of Thai Massage

    Thai Massage Benefits

    Practiced for centuries by Thai monks, and forming a central component of Thai medicine, Thai massage is believed to have originated over 2,500 years ago in India. Originally developed by Jivaka Kumar Bhaccha, the physician to Siddhartha Gautama - the Buddha - more than 2,500 years ago in India. The technique made its way to Thailand, where the original Ayurvedic techniques became combined with principles from traditional Chinese medicine.

  • Causes of Back Pain in Children

    Back Pain in Children

    Back pain in children can stem from fairly innocuous, non-specific causes - such as growing pains, an insufficient backpack, poor posture, or even playing video games for prolonged periods. However outside of these causes, and any other easily determinable cause, such as a minor sporting injury, back pain in children can indicate underlying issues that require medical attention.

  • Does your sports bra fit?

    sports bra

    A good sports bra is a vital piece of a ladies sports kit. Not wearing a sports bra can lead to irreversible damage to the breast. Research from Shock Absorber and the University of Portsmouth has demonstrated that wearing a sports bra reduces breast movement (bouncing) by a massive 74%!

  • How important is sleep?

    Sleep and sports training

    Sleep is important for humans to be able to perform but more importantly for overall health and wellbeing. Sleep in children or adolescence helps in their development and growth. It helps in the ability of our brain to function and affects many different systems within our body from our emotional state is to what our physical state is. The amount of sleep we require depends on what stage of life we are at with a newborn requiring approximately 16 hours a day and a adult requiring 7 hours a day.

  • Signs Of Depression In Athletes

    Signs of depression in athletes

    Mental Health issues within sport are important to address. Like a persons physical attributes mental health alters throughout life. Recognising a mental illness such as depression in athletes is of upmost importance and 1 in 4 people in the U.K can be affected with mental health issues such as depression or anxiety. Athletes are no different to anyone else and the pressure of media, peers, success, competing, training and winning can all
    contribute to a depressive state.