Going Barefoot – conditioning

Posted by on Sep 25, 2014 in Training challenges

Barefoot Conditioning If you would like to try Barefoot running/walking please take it slowly. Expecting to just switch to walking barefoot will result in injuries. Having been used to footwear that dictated your gait, for many years, the adjustment period will take a fair degree of unlearning so please take your time. Listen to your body’s aches and grumbles but remember ultimately no reconditioning should involve pain, unconditioned muscles may feel tired and...

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Kick Off The Shoes! Why Going Barefoot Can Be So Beneficial

Posted by on Aug 14, 2014 in Uncategorized

This is a guest blog by Mr William Wilson on the effects and possibly benefits of barefoot shoes. We all learned to walk Barefoot. None of us were born wearing a snazzy pair of Nike trainers or a colourful pair of crocs. Just as soon as we won the battle against gravity attaining an upright balance, for the act of walking/toddling, we quickly progressed to wearing pretty ribboned boots that always achieved a cuteness ‘aaah’ from gran parents. Growing into teenagers and...

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…Stopping Your Inner “Carb” Monster!

Posted by on Jul 28, 2014 in Uncategorized

…cont’d So what do you do when your treat night turns into a treat week or your cravings become so strong that your inner carb monster has you under its claw? Here are a few tips and suggestions that have been used by others to help keep your carb monster under your control:  Don’t go down the damage limitation route by fasting. This will only make you vulnerable later in the day when your carb monster’s whisperings become too tempting to resist.    Do drink...

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Your Inner “Carb” Monster!

Posted by on Jul 18, 2014 in Uncategorized

  Just polished off a whole pack of biscuits? Finished a whole tub of Ben & Jerry’s, despite your solemn oath to only eat half? You are certainly not alone! Many of us suffer from our inner ‘carb’ monster and its silver-tongued ability to talk us into over doing it on cheat days or even when having a little bit of what you fancy, after a tough day, descended into passionate comfort eating. Never, have I looked forward to a blow-out on raw kale or spent a cheat day...

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New BMI calculator – good news for taller people!

Posted by on Jun 23, 2014 in Uncategorized

The standard BMI calculator has been around since the 1830s. By dividing an individual’s weight by their height an estimated body fat percentage is calculated. Despite this being a standardised ‘tool’ for measuring body mass index, the results can somewhat misleading depending on your height! Joe average, fits comfortably within the BMI calculator’s ‘sweet spot’ regarding height & weight, however, being tall can result in BMI estimation of being overweight even though...

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