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Testosterone, Health, Nutrition, exercise

The impact exercise has on testosterone levels in males and females

  Despite the stereotype as a male hormone, testosterone affects females as well as males. Low testosterone levels in men increase the risk of health issues and disease. If you have low testosterone levels, then exercise is the answer. What is testosterone? Testosterone is produced in the testes of men and the ovaries of women, it is […]

15 Tips to Surviving the Heat Wave

  As our ongoing heatwave continues, it is of paramount importance we all take extra precautions to maintain our optimal health, and of course adhere to the four pillars. Here are our top tips: UVB rays are strongest between the hours of 11 a.m.and 3 p.m. Make every effort to minimise your time outdoors during these […]

Top 5 Tips to Eating Healthy When Travelling

  Travelling, whether for work or pleasure – time away from home is a large part of our busy lives. This can be a barrier to those all-important health goals. We often forget about nutrition and healthy eating the minute we set foot in the departure lounge. Maintaining good choices not only helps you stay […]

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Exercising in the heat – what happens, the risks and tips to protect yourself

  Training in extreme climates can cause additional stress to the body on top of exercise demands. We would like you to be able to perform in any conditions, even when summer is in full swing. However, there are certain risk factors associated with exercising in high temperatures and extra precautions you need to take. […]

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Reducing diabetes through exercise

  Diabetes is a condition characterised by high blood glucose levels. There are two main types:   Type 1 Inherited Can develop at any age The immune system attacks cells in the pancreas so it is unable to produce insulin. Low insulin levels results in the body being unable to regulate blood glucose. Management by […]

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What you need to know about protein supplements

  The fixation on protein supplements – particularly powdered drinks or ‘shakes’ –  continues to grow in the world of health, yet an internet search will provide plenty of opinions but no clarity to one simple question; are they good or bad for you? Read on for our advice when it comes to protein.   […]

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Take control of your hypertension

  High blood pressure – a reading above 140/90 mmHg – is termed ‘hypertension’. A quick recap on blood pressure…   Why does high blood pressure put your health at risk? High blood pressure can damage the lining of the blood vessels and cause build-up of fatty plaque deposits, known as atherosclerosis. This can increase […]

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CP+R top picks at Pint of Science

At CP+R we love science and embrace any opportunity to indulge our inner science geek with others who share our passions. This week is the Pint of Science festival. A festival celebrating brilliant scientists and their research in an informal setting – making science accessible to everyone. Pint of Science is happening in 21 countries, […]

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Top tips for a food diary-friendly dinner party

  Sticking to your 80:20 eating plan can be most challenging when you’re socialising as you can find yourself either wanting to throw the towel in and completely overindulge or opt-out altogether. Neither are good options! Food is a form of celebration and should be enjoyed and this doesn’t mean your food diary has to […]

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Foods that promote brain function

  Do you ever get to the end of the day and feel cloudy headed or slowed down by brain fog? Imagine what you could achieve with an extra boost of brain power. Your diet plays an essential part in keeping your brain healthy and fully functional. With our 5 best brain-boosting foods below, you […]

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