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More tips on how to prevent Delayed Onsite Muscle Soreness

July 26th, 2016

Previously I have explained what DOMS is, and why it plagues some people and not others and given you some ideas on how to prevent it.  Given DOMS can be so debilitating and demotivating I wanted to give you more tips on how to prevent DOMS. 1. Omega 3 Fatty Acids Omega 3 fatty acids, […]

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How to prevent Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness?

July 24th, 2016

If your training was effective, you should feel some soreness the next day, and for two days at the most. If the second day is significantly worse than the first, and your soreness lasts into a 3rd day or beyond, you have what they call delayed-onset muscle soreness (DOMS), and it’s a sign that you […]

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Why does delayed onsite muscle soreness vary so much?

July 17th, 2016

In my previous article, I explained what delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS) is. So does DOMS mean my workouts are more productive?   You don’t need to experience DOMS to know your work outs are productive or building muscle.  The reason is that although DOMS is general indicator of the degree of muscle tissue damage […]

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Does nature restore you? – Part 2

June 19th, 2016

In my previous post, I shared the evidence of how nature can restore you.  I appreciate that not everyone in London lives within easy access to a green space, and it turns out that it may not be necessary to visit the green space just look at a green space. This first occurred to me […]

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Here is why I bang on so much about good posture?

April 3rd, 2016

I know that it may appear that I am getting on my soapbox, when I talk about posture.  So I thought it is worth explaining why. Good posture is a way of doing things with more energy, less stress and fatigue. Without good posture, you can’t really be physically fit. We’re all very health conscious […]

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More Mindfulness Exercises

March 13th, 2016

In my previous post, How to be mindful, I described a mindful breathing exercise.  Now I want to share with you more mindfulness exercises. 1. Mindful Observation Choose a natural object, plant, flower or cloud in the sky.  Simply focus solely on it for a minute or two.  Visually explore it and allow yourself to […]

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How to be more mindful

March 7th, 2016

So if mindfulness is doesn’t requires lots of effort, and its really beneficial, why aren’t we all doing it? While exploring a new city is naturally interesting, we rarely have the same enthusiasm for brushing our teeth, loading the washing machine or my commute.  So if you are like me, these are just some of […]

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Benefits of being Mindful

February 28th, 2016

In my last post, I distinguished between meditation and mindfulness and described mindfulness as the process of noticing things. If we go on holiday to somewhere exotic, its very easy to be mindful as we are surrounded by new interesting sights, sounds & smells. But what are the benefits of practicing mindfulness in during the […]

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Mindfulness versus Meditation

February 21st, 2016

Mindfulness is gaining popularity as is meditation. Advocates recommend both as tools to assist us with our modern 24/7 non-stop busy lives that are packed with conflicting demands and uncertainty. But Mindfulness and Meditation are not synonymous. Meditation is one technique for practicing mindfulness but not the only one. I know many people, including myself, […]

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How much stress is too much?

May 16th, 2014

How much stress is too much? Because of the widespread damage stress can cause, it’s important to know your own limit. But just how much stress is “too much” differs from person to person. We’re all different. Some people are able to roll with the punches, while others seem to crumble in the face of […]

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