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Before we start, did you know you can sign up to receive all our blogs directly to your inbox by following this link? The physical and mental health benefits of running need no explanation but what we do want to shine the spotlight on here is the importance of selecting the right running shoe.
Whether you’re a gold medal-winning Olympic athlete or a self-confessed couch potato, body fat is a perfectly normal and natural part of human genetics. It’s something most of us will have battled with at some point in our lives – exacerbated by the messages in mass media which seek to continually demonise it. Here, we’re
This week we’re going to discuss vaccinations – but more specifically, the effect of exercise on vaccination. Vaccinations vary in effectiveness and can cause individuals to feel a little run down afterwards as the body shows a muted immune response designed to cause the vaccination to take effect. One thing that is often not so
The pandemic has taken a tremendous toll on society, and it’s impossible to find anyone who hasn’t been impacted by it in one way or another. One of the few positives to come out of the pandemic is the speed at which scientific research is being conducted. The research. We’ll take a look at some
Are coffee and caffeine bad, or good for us, and how much should we actually be drinking? Let’s look at the facts. Fortunately for us, we’ve got some reliable data to review. The prestigious New England Journal of Medicine recently published an article reviewing this very subject (Van Dam et al, 2020). It’s estimated a whopping
In a recent post we looked at the advantages of HIIT (High-Intensity Interval Training) exercise when compared to steady-state training, summarising that it’s safe for most, if not all, individuals to undertake – if prescribed properly. Thanks to the return of our CPET facility, we’ve been able to hone in on the accuracy of our
Instead of looking at one paper specifically, we’re going to take the findings from multiple studies and dig deeper into some physiology to understand how our body works in the way it does, and what we can do with this information to maximise our efficiency. We’ll be de-livering that information on one of your critical
What on earth is resting metabolism? Resting metabolism, also known as resting metabolic rate or RMR for short, is the basic amount of energy you’ll expend in a day, just to maintain the body’s basic function. I.e. The stuff that needs to happen to keep you alive. We can use this figure, along with your
While there are no specific figures, it’s estimated that around 44% of people will make at least one New Year’s resolution. But how many of those actually last? Some studies suggest that 13% of individuals don’t last longer than a week, with 45% giving theirs in before February 1st. Only 43% are estimated to make
If you’ve ever heard the phrase “sitting is the new smoking”, you’ll find this week’s research particularly interesting, because we’re looking at the relationship between sedentary time and risk of death. Can I out exercise the time at my desk? An article was published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine (BJSM) which studied