Yearly Archives: 2015

Are you overtraining?

Beware of overtraining! Many people have a great attitude to reaching their health and fitness goals and dedicate a large amount of time to them. However, there is such a thing as too much exercise. The greater the intensity and duration of the exercise, the greater the recovery time needed. Purely aerobic exercise (5 minutes…
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Inflammation and diet

Your immune system attacks anything in your body that it recognises as foreign — such as an invading microbe, plant pollen, or chemical. This process is called inflammation. Intermittent bouts of inflammation directed at these threatening invaders protect your health. However, sometimes inflammation persists continuously, even when you are not threatened by a foreign invader.…
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How to deal with heat while exercising

EXERCISING WITH HEAT: Wow what a summer so far! The sky is blue and the wind is light, and the temperatures are up around the 30 degree mark. This is quite clearly going to have an effect on exercise. So how do we deal with it? Obviously, the first options would be to exercise at…
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