Are you doing everything in your power to stay healthy? Do you eat nutritious whole foods and get a solid 8 hours of sleep? What about meditating and looking after your head space? We’re all familiar with the benefits of such positive habits, but what if I told you there was a pesky silent assassin that puts all of this in vain.
As our days get filled with longer to do lists, lunches sat at our desks and deadlines to meet, it’s hard to factor in taking more time out of the day to just sit quietly. Chasing goals in fitness is comparatively easy to justify. Measurable increases in strength and shrinking waist lines help us visualise the future fitness we want to attain. But is it even possible to quantify calmness? When was the last time you took time to improve your peace of mind?
Want to recover faster? Nutrition can play a pivotal role in speeding up the healing process.
Creatine is one of the most studied supplements in the world. For that reason, we have a bunch of data on the role that creatine can play in maximising performance and recovery. In this article we look at what creatine is, why use creatine and how to take creatine.
In this article we are going to look at the specific role that Whey protein can play in helping you to optimise health, performance and body composition.
In this article we are going to look at the herb Ashwagandha and whether it can help support your health and performance goals. Ashwagandha has been used to help with a whole host of conditions and symptoms, and for that reason it has been known as the King of herbs in Ayurvedic medicine.
As soon as I say Pelvic floor, what do you think about? Pregnancy? Babies? Kegel squeezes? It’ll more than likely bare those types of connotations and be a far cry from lifting heavy weights or being able to roundhouse kick someone in the head.
Keeping your body in top condition is essential for you to succeed in the industry. When it comes to exercising many people forget to stretch afterwards, this therefore causes the muscles to tense up and increases the effect of DOMS (Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness). Stretching can also prevent further injuries after exercising and help speed up the recovery process.
An Arbitrary Goal, defined by the Oxford English Dictionary as a goal, ‘based on random choice or personal whim rather than any reason or system’, would seem like a poor aspiration to work towards in training. But a goal with little applicable purpose to our work, hobbies or health may have huge indirect benefits. The benefits may lie in the journey rather than the destination…
Like so many others, I took this period to try and sort out some long outstanding chores. One of which was my garden which had fallen into a sorry state. I had it reseeded just before lockdown and now I’m seeing the grass shoots reveal themselves. It got me thinking: what other seeds may we sow during this time?
Ever done a set of heavy squats or deadlifts only to have your SI joint flare up? Do you find yourself rolling your legs side to side trying to alleviate the pain? How about waking up after a terrible night’s sleep due to an on-going irritation in your lower back? Don’t worry, you’re not alone.
Prevention is better than cure, that is a saying every active person needs to know and adhere to! When it comes to injuries, prehab is a term for exercises that can help prevent them.
Some people train for health, mental as well as physical, others for aesthetics and others for performance. For some of us it’s an occupational necessity. I confess to training for all of these reasons. But the single most dominant factor which motivates my training is simple – increasing my chances of not getting dead.
Vitamin D supplementation has been labelled somewhat of a miracle supplement, helping to prevent anything from osteoporosis to autoimmune diseases, cancer, blood pressure regulation, immune health, cardiovascular disease, obesity and more.
Recovery is all about making sure that after high intensity training or competition, you can get up the next day and perform at the same level. Whether you are working in the film industry or not here are some tips from Tom Lowes to help you optimise recovery and maintain physical and mental performance.
The saying ‘out of sight, out of mind’ best describes how modern society came to cause one of the largest man-made environmental disasters’ humans have ever seen1.
Magnesium is one of the most common nutrient insufficiencies, especially in those taking part in regular exercise. In this article we are going to look at the role of magnesium in exercise performance and recovery.
When ART® is talked about in health and fitness, it’s not being referred to as paintings! ART® (Active Release Techniques) is a very advanced patented soft tissue method that releases connective tissue (fascia).
“Everyone wants to be a beast, until it comes to doing what beast’s do” – Eric Thomas. You may have heard this quote before on a motivational montage that you listen to before training. I used to. I did it so for years and always said to myself that I’ll train as hard as humanly possible no matter what the situation. Lack of sleep, still train hard. Missed a meal, still push myself to the limit. Emotional stress, distract myself and push it to the back of my mind. This is what beast’s do isn’t it?
In case you have been living under a rock over the past 1-2 years, you might have seen a lot of press and coverage around the subject of plastic. When the likes of Sir David Attenborough dedicate so much time to creating a movement away from the use of plastic you know it’s got to be pretty important.