The menopause is a completely natural and normal change of life for women, but it can be challenging to come to terms with.
Earlier this year Jasmine Paris became the first female winner of a 268-mile ultra-marathon. An amazing achievement in itself, made all the more interesting by the fact she stopped several times during the race to express milk for her 14-month old baby. Most of us are a little more moderate with our running goals post-pregnancy (Parkrun is often just fine!), but even so many women who ran and raced consistently before and/or during pregnancy say that running is part of them and they want, perhaps need, to get back to it. It is perfectly possible to combine both.
If you are after a simple, healthy supper that takes very little time to prepare then egg muffins are the best.
Egg muffins are also great for a quick, protein-based breakfast as they can be kept in the fridge overnight, ready to grab and go in the morning.
You can use other veg as an alternative to pepper and peas. Spinach, spring onions and feta is a tasty combination.
WHAT IS IT?
What is intuitive eating?
It is listening to your body and what it is trying to tell you.
Does it crave something salty? Or maybe some green veg?
Intuitive eating is also about pausing and thinking if you are hungry or not. How hungry you are.
Getting your nutrition right before exercise is vital in order to make the most of the training session or race. Taking on the right fuel, in the right quantity, has the potential to make or break the session.
But what about nutrition after exercise? How important is it to eat well afterwards, and what are the best foods to fuel your recovery?
Vegan and plant-based diets are big news right now. Everyone seems to be eating less meat and more veg, part of the time at least, thanks to meat free Monday and other projects and hashtags. Several athletes, including the ultra-marathon runner Scott Jurek, have attributed their outstanding performances to their vegan diet. But just because a vegan diet works well for some athletes does that mean we would all be better off going vegan? What evidence is there that a fully plant-based diet improves athletic performance?
I am always prompted to write blog posts based on my own current experiences.
A few days ago I was out for a long training run before the sun was up.
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"Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away".
A wonderful quote, very applicable after spending yesterday walking along the South coast from Eastbourne to Seaford, over Beachy Head and the Seven Sisters.
As part of choosing to eat a vegetarian diet throughout January I have taken the opportunity to experiment with cooking with different ingredients and combinations of flavours. In no way can I claim to be a chef or a cook, I am far more comfortable with what I describe as food assembly than actual cooking.
This simple lunch based around lentils and spring greens was something I threw together one day after raiding the fridge. My favourite way of assembling a super speedy and healthy lunch!
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