Fitness & Training Articles

  • Carbohydrate (CHO) is important as an exercise fuel. Having enough fuel to supply the body is essential to be able to perform optimally and combat fatigue or tiredness, which could lead to injuries. Sources of carbohydrates can be found from solids and liquids. In some cases, we need to have more than just plain water to help us exercise, concentrate or perform optimally. Sports drinks, sports gels or juices can help us achieve this.

  • There are many reasons why sleep is important, as it improves overall health and wellbeing and enables individuals to perform. It helps our brain to function and affects many different systems within our body from our emotional state to our physical state. 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 an adult requiring around 7 hours a day.

  • Hot tubs or Jacuzzis have physical and mental benefits which can improve overall health. They are accessible in most spas, gyms, and hotels but are now becoming more and more popular at home. Some hot tub health benefits include reducing muscle and joint pain, aiding recovery in sports and helping improve performance. Here are six reasons to justify buying one.

  • Whole body vibration (WBV) training has become a popular method of training over the last few years, thanks in part at least to the endorsement of numerous high profile celebrities (Madonna and Elle MacPherson to name just two!) and extensive media coverage. But what exactly is WBV training, how does it work and does it really work?

  • Have I or someone else got Concussion? – How to tell pitch side if you or someone else needs to stop playing. A concussion is a traumatic brain injury and should not be ignored. It happens in many sports and can be from a contact or non-contact injury and is typically from rotational or linear forces transmitted to the brain.

  • It’s that time of year again where many people set New Year’s resolutions that often include losing weight or getting fit. Many try their hand at running, which is an excellent free exercise (well, almost free anyway) and can be a great way to improve fitness. Here is our guide to help you avoid running injuries and stay injury free.

  • People often ask, what’s the difference between the common cold and the flu? How can I avoid getting ill before an important competition or exam like everyone around me? Is it as simple as not going outside in the cold with wet hair? Here we give our top tips for avoiding the flu.