Diet Tips To Improve Circulation Ahead Of A Big Race

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The time has finally come. You have trained hard and kept a strict diet and now you feel confident enough to run in the big race tomorrow. You probably know health guidelines as well as anyone – taking proper care of yourself is one of the most important components of maintaining athleticism. You also probably know that while exercise habits are important to consider, dietary habits are just as important. +

How Safe Is DIY?

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Everyone loves a bit of DIY, don’t they? That feeling of satisfaction when you fix a problem at home is similar to getting a new personal best in the gym. Working hard to overcome the inevitable obstacles that present themselves to achieve that end goal. Brits are notorious for their love of DIY – for generations we have adopted the ‘make do and mend’ mentality, choosing to fix things ourselves rather than get professionals in. But how harmful is DIY? +

Stay Safe This Winter

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Staying motivated over the winter is a tall task in itself. There’s nothing better than curling up at home and comfort eating when the weather outside is miserable, but breaking your fitness routine can have detrimental effects. Staying disciplined over the festive period is important; the Christmas parties and social gatherings bring with them added temptations. To counterbalance the added calorie, you’ve got to keep going to the gym. +

Get Moving in Movember

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If you’ve followed my fitness journey for a while you’ll know I’ve done my bit for charity. Movember used to be about growing a moustache but as it would take me about three months to grow one, this was off the agenda! From the team that brought back the moustache, MOVE is a new way to fundraise for men’s health. +

Sleep It Off!

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I’ve just blasted out a 5k run this morning in a gale force winds! This week is pretty full on with weight training three times over Monday, Wednesday and Friday and two more 5k runs thrown in. +

Don’t Forget The Clocks!

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October is the time of year, when the clocks change and the amount of available light is reduced. This can have an impact on training schedules, with routes and routines being tweaked to take advantage of lighting. While these changes are taken in their stride by experienced fitness folk, one element that can be harder to amend, is your sleep cycle. +