Spring has sprung and it’s time to shake off that winter hibernation feeling. I find myself cleaning out the house and wanting to clean out my body at the same time. I am about to embark on a 2-week Spring Detox with a colleague of mine. We’re happy to have our cars serviced regularly but we seldom do the same to our bodies.More
It’s done – the race is over! Well done! We hope that you achieved your goal, whatever it may have been. And now there’s only one thing more important than training… recovery.More
Many of my sports nutrition clients have committed to a marathon in the Spring and with that comes a schedule of races building up to the main event. This can include a 10-miler or half-marathon and some races shorter than that. I am often asked about the best fuel before a longer training session or race.More
Do you catch colds or flu easily? Is it just ‘that time of year’ or is there something we can do to up-regulate our immune system to better protect ourselves from the bugs going around? Prevention may be easier than cure.More
The sunshine vitamin
It’s at this time of year that I question my clients about their levels of vitamin D. It’s called the ‘sunshine vitamin’ because our body makes what it needs from the sun. But these short winter days with overarching cloud cover and a weak, intermittent sun do not provide the conditions we need to obtain optimal levels of vitamin D.