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Top Tips for Best Sports Recovery

We are becoming more aware as athletes as to the importance of recovery in sport.Sean McFarlane is a coach, journalist and accomplished athlete based in Stirlingshire, Scotland. Putting BLACKROLL and RockTape to good use this season to combat a series of sports injuries, Sean offered up some his top recovery tips for us to share. […]

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How to survive the holiday season

The holidays are a time to kick back, enjoy time with family and friends, and indulge in good food, drinks and all-around good cheer. But taking too wide a detour from your fitness regimen could wreak havoc on more than just your gains—it can do a number on your motivation and confidence as well. 1) […]

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How to keep on running through winter

Running is easily one of the most flexible and accessible ways to keep fit but in the midst of a cold, wet and snowy winter going outdoors can be less than attractive. Here are eight tips for staying motivated to run this winter. Be flexible: Running should be possible in most weathers but there are […]

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9 exercises to beat back pain

Lower back pain is a rising problem in the western world but there are many ways to prevent and overcome the debilitating and painful condition. A recent study found that lower back pain is the leading cause of disability worldwide and affects 10% of people. At some point in our lives most of us will […]

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If you do one daily exercise… make it a plank

You will hear health and fitness experts talking about the need for strong core. This is because the “core”, or abdominal muscles, plays a vital role in supporting the entire back and spinal column. In doing so, they also help to prevent injuries, especially to the back. Did you also know that the abs is […]

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Back pain – and how to overcome it

Reports reveal that around 31 million days of work have been lost annually in recent years in the UK due to back, neck and muscle problems. Research by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) found that musculoskeletal conditions, which include a large range of bone and joint complaints, account for more prolonged absences than any […]

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Walk more in national walking month

May is officially national walking month in the UK and the organisation Living Streets is keen to encourage as many people as possible to go out and take a few steps to improved health. Why walk in the first place?  Walking is one of the most easily accessible forms of exercise and for most people […]

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Top tips for triathlon training

This month sees the ITU World Triathlon Series coming to London for the sixth event in a programme of 10. The Vitality World Triathlon London takes place on May 30 to 31 and could be critical for British elites Alistair and Jonathon Brownlee. Currently, Jonathon is placed fourth in the overall rankings, while Alistair sits […]

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Six of the best tips for your next marathon

Are you taking part in a marathon this year? If so, the chances are you will be looking for tips to improve your running ability, style and endurance. It’s not all about the running Running is obviously the focus of your training for a marathon but variety is also a great way to introduce some […]

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