Immunity is something that everyone is thinking about at the moment with the spread of COVID-19 coronavirus. Here I share some practical advice and recent research on running and effectively supporting your immune system.
The food you eat can enhance your athletic performance because a well-planned, nutritious balanced diet will meet all of your nutrient and energy needs.
Equally, the food you eat can impair sporting performance by leaving you lacking in essential nutrients.
Learn these five habits for healthy mums who run to feel full of energy and ready to achieve your goals, no matter what family life throws at you!
Maintaining good health as a mum who runs is essential, not only for your own training and running goals, but also, importantly, to support and look out for the rest of the family. Mums are unable to do everything that parenting requires them to do if feeling exhausted, unloved and undernourished.
These five simple habits make daily life simpler and easier, giving you more time and headspace to focus on the things and people you love.
Note: 'Mum' can be replaced with 'Dad', and 'run' replaced with 'exercise'...
Do you run and exercise regularly, feel like you want to shed a bit of weight?
Here is what you need to know before making any New Year changes to your diet.
Hummus is the ultimate easy snack to make yourself, and there are so many alternative recipes to pimp up the traditional way of making it.
Here are two simple, delicious hummus recipes. Great for a comforting post-exercise snack.
WHAT IS GINGER?
Ginger is a herb with thick stems and roots that live underground. Ginger root is branched with "hands" and "fingers", has a brown skin and paler flesh inside.
Why exactly is ginger so great to eat?
Stress, in all forms, can play havoc with your health and take its toll. Eating the right foods can be restorative and provide relief.
As a registered Nutritional Therapist and sports nutritionist, a majority of people I work with have some element of stress in their lives.
Here are three great foods and drinks to include in your diet than will help reduce feelings of stress and improve your health and performance.
What should you eat before your Saturday Parkrun, or any 5k race?
You want to feel full of energy yet not so stuffed that you get stomach ache.
Here are 5 great breakfasts to try that will help you run a terrific 5k and get the weekend off to a storming start.
This was a last minute change of plan from the lamb tagine I had originally planned to make. But it still tasted delicious and ticked all the intuitive eating/recovery food/different flavours boxes I was originally aiming for.
Most of us have great intentions of eating healthily at least part of the time, and a lot of people want to eat better than they currently do because they can feel the effects a poor diet is having on them.
Do you stand in the kitchen to eat while scrolling through your social media feed? Bolt your food down so quickly it barely touches the sides? Pick up a takeaway on the way home from work?
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Helen Morton, registered Nutritional Therapist. sports nutritionist, runner, Level 2 Fitness Instructor and food lover, sharing latest nutrition research and recipes.