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Australian Open – Impact of the heat

Monday 20th January 2014

Australian Open organisers have been criticised for forcing players to compete in intense heat as temperatures hit 42C (107.6F) in Melbourne.

National Obesity Week

Monday 20th January 2014

This week is National Obesity week – see what we have to say about fighting obesity in the family.

Greg Whyte on Jessica Ennis Pregnancy

Monday 20th January 2014

“Nine months of physical change” “The first trimester of the pregnancy will prove very positive for athletic performance,” said Greg Whyte, professor of applied sport at Liverpool John Moores University. Increased red blood cell count and blood volume should help boost the Sheffield-born star’s oxygen reserves, although world record-holder and mum-of-two Paula Radcliffe said she […]

It’s not all about the food!

Tuesday 7th January 2014

Unfortunately, being overweight increases your chances of developing a range of disease all of which can lead to premature death. In addition, being overweight has a profound effect on your quality of life and often leads to loss of function and disability. The psychological impact of obesity should not be overlooked as there is a strong link between excess weight and impaired mental health.

The Anti-Aging formula that actually works

Friday 20th December 2013

We reach our physical peak in our 30’s that’s good news if you are in your 20’s but for the rest of us it means there is only one way to go! Whilst we are unable to stop the inexorable decline in physical capacity we can slow the rate of attrition. Exercise and diet are the key elements to any antiaging programme that can lead to an improved quality and length of life …

Top Tips to avoid catching a cold

Tuesday 22nd October 2013

With the country fully immersed in British Winter, the cold is a common issue affecting many people. Following on from our fact file of exactly what a cold is, the English Institute of Sport offers a few handy tips of how to prevent catching the dreaded virus…

Oh my aging joints!

Monday 21st October 2013

A recently published study reported that by 40 years of age 49% of professional footballers will have developed osteoarthritis in at least 1 joint. Whilst this is a shocking statistic, of greater concern was the fact that 78% of those diagnosed with osteoarthritis were concerned with how it would affect their quality of life in the future.