Our rich pool of knowledge from our staff and through our collaborations and partnerships makes us incredibly well equipped to advise on health and quality of life. Our combined resource of experts includes doctors, nurses, scientists, exercise specialists, physiotherapists, psychology graduates, dieticians and many more.
Q. What does ‘development of lean muscle mass’ mean? A. Through a combination of exercise and nutrition, skeletal muscle can be developed both in terms of size and function. Muscle hypertrophy, the scientific term for when muscle fibre increases in size, occurs when the number and size of myofibrils (the building blocks that contain the individual contractile units
Included in our Tuesday Thoughts email this week is this Tom Kerridge recipe that has been tried, tested and recommended by one of our athletes. As it is, it would score you 3/4 in your food diary. For top marks, swap the rice for a leafy salad with extra virgin olive oil or olives. Ingredients 1
– Oscar Wilde “I can resist everything except temptation.” As 2017 draws to a close, we naturally focus our minds on what 2018 will bring. In politics, Brexit negotiations will come to a head, in the sporting world, Russia will host the World Cup for the first time. We also have another royal wedding to
Brussels Sprouts with Chestnuts and Sage Serves 8 Ingredients 1 kg trimmed Brussel sprouts 4 tbsp rapeseed oil a few sage sprigs, shredded, 200g whole, cooked and peeled chestnuts Method Steam the sprouts, to reduce the amount of nutrition lost. Heat the rapeseed oil in a large wok and add the sage and chestnuts.
Not knowing the value of it What is your cardiovascular system? + Your lungs provide an internal site where oxygen is diffused into the blood. + Your heart is the central pump where oxygen in the blood is propelled off to its various destinations. + Your muscles are the delivery destination where oxygen is diffused and combined
Atrial fibrillation (AF) management typically involves a medical procedure in the form of a cardioversion or ablation, or pharmacological interventions that prevent blood clots and control heart rate and rhythm. It is commonly believed that non-clinical interventions, such as diet and exercise, will only help AF sufferers indirectly by reducing the overall strain on your
Cholesterol and fat are essential for good health; fat is used for insulation and as an energy source, and cholesterol is in all cells of your body as it is required to build and maintain membrane structure. Both belong to a family of molecules called lipids; these are insoluble in water, meaning lipids circulate your
What is binge drinking? Binge drinking is classified as a man having 5 or more alcoholic drinks, and a woman having 4 or more alcoholic drinks, within 2 hours. Alternatively, it is drinking that brings blood alcoholic concentration (BAC) levels to 0.08 g% or above*. What are the effects on your heart? + You gain weight,
‘Mans Sana in Corpore Sano’ At CP+R we believe your psychological health is just as important as your physiological health, which is why we ask about your stress levels during our screening process at the start of each session. What is stress? Stress can be defined as a feeling of being unable to cope due
We take your blood pressure before and after every CP+R session, but what is blood pressure and why is it so important? What do the numbers mean? A blood pressure reading is broken down into two parts: “systolic” (the upper number) and “diastolic” (the lower number). Systolic blood pressure is the pressure exerted on vessel