Eating the right foods at the right time is an essential science when it comes to race running, both before and during are key times to maximize on all the hard work you’ve put into training. 2 - 3 DAYS BEFORE THE EVENT Carbohydrates are stored as...

Food labels can be very confusing and tricky to understand. We often don’t have time during our weekly grocery shop to work out what each item's nutritional label is telling us. Knowing how to read a nutritional label is far more important than you give...

Water is the major constituent of the human body, with every major system influenced by fluid balance. Water is responsible for clearing toxins, carrying nutrients to organs and cells, lubricating joints and bones and regulating our body temperature. Adequate water intake is essential to assist...

After an exercise session, the body undergoes two vital processes – it RECOVERS, and it REMODELS. What is the difference between these two processes and where does stretching have a place? We take a look at the science behind your bodies different processes, when these...

Recovery after exercise is essential for your muscles and tissues to repair the microtears they sustain during exercise and become stronger. Muscles need anywhere between 24 to 48 hours to repair and rebuild, but you can speed up this process by implementing these recovery strategies. ...

How are those health and fitness goals going that you set at the start of the year? When embarking on an active health journey it’s relatively easy to track your progress. You can weigh yourself, compare pictures of yourself between months, and assess the way...

You’ve likely heard the advice that you should aim to make 10,000 steps a day. This magical number actually comes from promotional content for a pedometer sold in Japan in the 1960s and not extensive scientific calculations. Irrespective of how this number came about, it...

We spend between ¼ – 1 ⁄ 3 of our lives sleeping. Allocating that much time to one activity must mean it’s pretty important. Sleep is the time when the brain engages in a number of activities necessary to life, all of which are linked to quality...

Exercise Scientist & Injury Prevention Specialist, Lindsay Starling, Tells us How to Stick to Our Fitness Resolutions It's been one month of diving head first into your new year’s resolutions, including those two resolutions which seem to find themselves at the top of the list...