Should I Workout When I’m Sick?

Should I Workout When I’m Sick?

I’m sick, should I workout? There isn’t a quick, simple answer to this question. Like almost every answer I give athletes when they ask me a question "it depends". First, it depends on the intensity and duration of the workout you want to undertake. Of course, what...

Can Curcumin Really Reduce Pain and Inflammation?

Can Curcumin Really Reduce Pain and Inflammation?

You may have heard that curcumin, the bioactive component of the spice turmeric that imparts the yellow colour, has impressive benefits. Is it all hype? Unlike many supplements on the market that make wild, unsubstantiated claims; science backs up many of curcumin’s...

Tart Cherry Juice and Recovery

Tart Cherry Juice and Recovery

The use of tart cherry juice has become increasingly popular in both elite athletes and the general public. However, the use of supplements and ergogenic aids in the general public often have little or no scientific evidence to back up the current research available....

The Health and Performance Benefits of Omega-3s

The Health and Performance Benefits of Omega-3s

I bet you hear a lot about omega-3s - and for good reason! Not only is one of them essential for good health, but we don’t get enough of them in our diets. Omega-3s are a kind of fat. Different fats are used by our bodies for different essential functions. ...

Seeing Red: Relative Energy Deficiency in Sports

Seeing Red: Relative Energy Deficiency in Sports

Have you heard of RED-S syndrome? When it comes to obstacle course racing, RED-S isn’t referring to the shades of blush, rose and scarlet your face turns as you sweat it out and push your body hard to the finish line. RED-S actually stands for Relative Energy...

The Dangers of Very Low Body Fat Levels in Women

The Dangers of Very Low Body Fat Levels in Women

We live in a world where the weight management market was worth a staggering US$ 189.8 Billion in 2018. The pursuit of thinness is a global preoccupation. It certainly consumes the thoughts of many athletes.  In a recent New York Times video, pro runner Mary Cain...

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