; the parasympathetic is concerned with resting and digestion. In triathlon terms, sympathetic is hammering down the road; parasympathetic is taking a break at a rest stop. Chronic stress throws them off-kilter, so you spend too much time in ramped-up mode, which can
Heavy legs? Breathless? Can't keep up with your training partners? If you've put any recurring lethargy down to too much training and have carried on regardless, hoping that the fatigue will eventually, magically disappear, you could be in for a long wait. You could have anaemia,...
At this moment, the chances are you have a dietary deficiency that's harming your health, hindering your recovery and holding you back in training. Even if you pop a multivitamin and get the recommended daily amount of vitamins and minerals, you
options.Omega-3 fatsRecent evidence suggests these fats may play a role in promoting fat burning but they are also essential for good health. Omega-3 fats are found in oily fish such as fresh tuna, salmon and sardines, but plants contain a much less potent
If broccoli and spinach are the rock stars of the vegetable world, then celery and lettuce are the stage-hands, working hard out of the limelight. For years we've dismissed these pale staples as nutritionally barren, focusing our attention on their brighter, more colourful kin. T...
Cancer killersIt's estimated that one in three of us will develop cancer at some point. Exercise is, of course, very important in maintaining good health, but you can also do some more work in the kitchen to keep you fit and strong. By making some
When you make a meal from scratch you know exactly what you're going to be eating and you can add as many healthy ingredients as you like. Unfortunately, holding down a job, having a life outside that job and training for triathlon often leave
, to give me a good indication of how I'll fare when I do the running leg of Team TW's relay triathlon in Hyde Park (in two weeks' time). But on completion, fighting the urge to be sick, absolutely spent and looking as white as a sheet, I was a full 2
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