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How to Fuel For Endurance Exercise

If you happen to pass through Richmond Park during this beautiful weather you may feel you have unwittingly entered a Team GB training camp. Closer inspection might reveal that a few bodies are not quite of Olympic standard. In fact, the park is brimming with endurance sports enthusiasts. ‘Mamils’ and ‘Willows’ (Women in luminous lycra on wheels) spin their gears …

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How to Fuel For Endurance Exercise

Marathon Injury Prevention

Running is accessible, convenient, affordable perhaps even, primal. Thus, running endures as the principal source of exercise for many. The health benefits from running are numerous. But running can lead to injuries, and every year plenty of people are forced to withdraw from the London Marathon because of injury. Here’s how you can find out what injuries are most likely …

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Marathon Injury Prevention

Top Tips For Avoiding Ski Injuries

We’re right in the middle of the ski season and still basking in the afterglow of the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang. Many of you will be getting ready for a ski trip over the Easter holiday. Here are Dr Coyne’s top tips to help you avoid injury and maximise your time on the slopes: Wear a helmet Almost 20% of …

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Top Tips For Avoiding Ski Injuries

How To Prevent Tennis Elbow

The sun is out and the grass court tennis season is in full swing. This is undoubtedly the time to dust off the tennis racquet and head on court. However, picking up a racquet for the first time in a while can often lead to injury. Even in seasoned players, now tends to be the time in the season when …

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How To Prevent Tennis Elbow

8 Post January Goal Setting Tips by Adam at Lomax Chelsea

Ok so January is over but that doesn’t mean that’s it for another year, although gym memberships would tell a different story. Every year I see the gym packed in January as everyone starts their new year health kick but then come February and March the gym becomes quieter, which is great for all us regular trainees but it does …

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8 Post January Goal Setting Tips by Adam at Lomax Chelsea

Nutrition For Recovery From Injury

Nutrition is an often neglected aspect of injury rehabilitation. By choosing the right food and supplements you can enhance recovery from injury. Just the Right Amount of Inflammation Immediately after an injury the body the produces and inflammatory response. This is actually helpful in healing the injury. The important thing where diet is concerned is to get the balance right …

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Nutrition For Recovery From Injury

What Exercise Should You Avoid During Pregnancy?

Exercise has fantastic benefits for both pregnant women and their babies. However, there are some types of exercise that should be avoided during pregnancy. These exercises include: Exercising at high altitude Scuba diving Exercising while lying on your back after 16 weeks of pregnancy Exercising at high temperature. This includes hot yoga such as Bikram Yoga. Hyperthermia during pregnancy can …

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What Exercise Should You Avoid During Pregnancy?

How Stress Can Put You at Risk of Injury

Our psychology is not only crucial to how we perform but also plays a vital role in our predisposition to injury. While previously the mind and body were regarded as separate entities, modern medicine now understands that our thoughts, beliefs and emotions are intrinsically linked to our physiology. The mind and body closely interact. To try and heal the body …

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How Stress Can Put You at Risk of Injury

Going Against the Grain

For many years the accepted dogma for endurance athletes when it came to diet was that carbohydrate was king. However, recently there has been a growing trend amongst endurance athletes in to look beyond the training dietary staples of bread, pasta, gels and chew-blocks. The notion that “Carb is King” for endurance performance emerged in the 1960s when it was …

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Going Against the Grain

Sports Injury Prevention Programs for Kids

We recently popped down to support the Hammersmith and Fulham Youth Rugby prize giving BBQ. It was fantastic to see so many children on a beautiful sunny morning taking part in physical activity. Playing sports has numerous benefits for children. It helps them stay lean, reduces the risk of chronic disease, increases bone density and reduces symptoms of low mood. …

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Sports Injury Prevention Programs for Kids