Coping with DOMS

  If you’re experience DOMS, you don’t need to suffer through the pain.  Delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS) is a common occurrence for people who are new to exercise or who are increasing the intensity or duration of their workouts. DOMS is caused by microscopic tears in the muscle fibers that occur during exercise, and […]

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Nutrition: Diets

WhAT IS A LOW CARB DIET? A low carbohydrate diet is a diet whereby the intake of carbohydrates is reduced. There is no universally agreed definition of a ‘low-carb’ diet and so the degree of carbohydrate restriction can vary a great deal. For example some people think a low-carb diet provides 30% of calories from […]

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Nutrition: Micronutrients

What are micronutrients? Micronutrients are nutrients required by the body in relatively small amounts, hence the term ‘micro’. These are comprised of vitamins and minerals. Micronutrients play vital roles in the functioning of our body’s systems, and deficiencies can lead to detrimental effects on our health. They are termed ‘essential’ because we have to obtain […]

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Nutrition: Understanding Your Calories

what are calories? The proper definition of a calorie is: ‘one calorie is the amount of energy it takes to raise the temperature of 1 gram of water by 1 degree celsius’. Calories are units of energy we extract from our food during the process of digestion, and which our body uses to carry out […]

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