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Should I consume caffeine before my workout?

Today I am covering a topic near and dear to many of your hearts: caffeine. But I don’t just cover caffeine; I explore whether caffeine truly does act as a diuretic, especially during exercise, and whether or not caffeine can … Continue reading

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Fizzy drinks? Think again!

Next time you’re reaching for the lemonade in the fridge or the cola in the petrol station shop just ask yourself “What impact is this soda having on my health?” Not the greatest I can assure you. As well as … Continue reading

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To stretch or not to stretch, that is the question…

I was talking to a client the other day and when he told me how often he was stretching I couldn’t quite believe it. In fact if he was stretching as frequently and for as long as he said he … Continue reading

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So what is it with achilles tendonopathy?

You may well have also heard it called achilles tendonitis or tendonosis but who cares what it’s called right? Technically speaking it’s a right old pain in the backside. First of all you want to know exactly what it is. … Continue reading

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Stuffed olives may hold key to beating heartburn misery

This interesting article from the Daily Mail claims that a cure cure for heartburn and acid reflux may soon be on the way. I hope so because I flipping well love olives! A compound used to make stuffed olives could … Continue reading

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Fed up with your job? You can make the leap but take a good look first

Sorry guys this one is just a bit of  shameless self promotion here and an old article that I managed to get published in the Independent last year (with a little help from my friends!). Lee Paines always dreamt of … Continue reading

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A step too far?

Now never let it be said that I don’t have an open mind and that I am against trying out new ideas but I’m inclined to think that American personal trainer Drew Manning has taken things too the extreme. In … Continue reading

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Barefoot Running

As someone who spends most of the day on their feet treating and training clients (with a personal work out squeezed between appointments) my feet (and legs) are often subject to the same aches, pains and strains as the people … Continue reading

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Struggling to stick to that new exercise regime? New research offers pointers.

Whether or not you are trying to get that beach body you always dreamed about or you are trying to shed some post Christmas pounds sticking with an exercise routine means being able to overcome the obstacles that invariably arise. … Continue reading

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What are the best carbohydrates to aid weight loss?

Clients are always asking me what are the best form of carbohydrates to aid weight loss and should they be trying carb free diets. Of course my answer to going totally carb free is emphatically no due to the fact … Continue reading

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