Category Archives: exercise

The frightening consequences of inactivity

This article was inspired by my decision to enter another race, and planning my training schedule leading up to it. We are currently hearing that “sitting is the new smoking”. Sitting is even being classified as a “disease”, and physical … Continue reading

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Keeping Your Immune System Healthy – Part 3

This is the final part of my 3-part mini-series on immune system health – hope you’ve found it to be useful. If you missed parts 1 and 2, you’ll find the links in my last blog here. Let’s get right … Continue reading

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The Hardest Half

“It’s all perfectly runnable.”… or so I was told in the pre-race briefing. And I’m sure it would have been – right up until the time that the Indian tectonic plate smashed into the Eurasian plate 50 million years ago … Continue reading

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Recovery, Running and Visa Applications

I used to like filling in forms. What could be more satisfying than taking a blank document and experiencing the joy of completing it to someone else’s exacting standards? Does this make me odd? Maybe you’re just not with me … Continue reading

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Sun, Exercise and Relaxation = Happiness

What makes you happy? It’s a serious question, since more and more people seem to be suffering from depression, and are worryingly hooked on prescription medications. In the Kingdom of Bhutan, “Gross National Happiness” is a concept which implies that … Continue reading

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Eating for Endurance

Knowing not just what to eat to fuel your activities, but also when to eat it, can be a bit of a minefield, especially since we are now being bombarded with a whole host of marketing for the latest in … Continue reading

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Harnessing the Power of Exercise

I knew I was onto something last month when my personal trainer asked me if I ever get stiff and sore after the punishing workouts he gives me every week. My answer was that I usually don’t. He then wanted … Continue reading

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