The 3 R’s of Recovery

After a challenging training session or race, how you recover is key to overall performance. If we recover better, we train harder! Providing your body with the correct nutrients at the correct time can affect the rate we recover. Dehydration, glycogen depletion (when our carb stores have been used) and muscle soreness can all beContinue reading “The 3 R’s of Recovery”

Stress

If I’ve grabbed your attention with this diagram*, then please take some time to look at it in detail. It’s a brilliantly simplified way of illustrating how your body is perceiving stressor(s). Broken down into the following categories: Perceived Stress: How you perceive an event, rather than the event intrinsic capacity to harm you Circadian Disruptions: RhythmsContinue reading “Stress”

Seasonal Fatigue

With the clock’s changing, temperature dropping and the mornings getting darker it might feel noticeably harder to get out of bed. Many people feel tired and sluggish during winter. The American Journal of Medicine found that patients with seasonal affective disorder (SAD) show a significant increase in irritability, depressed mood, anxiety and in turn of seasonalContinue reading “Seasonal Fatigue”

Sleep & Recovery

Not sleeping enough, which is said to be less than seven hours of sleep per night can reduce the benefits of fitness and a healthy diet. This is according to research published in Annals of Internal Medicine.  The better we recover, the more frequently and intensely we can train, feel more alert and do more dayContinue reading “Sleep & Recovery”