What is your Maximum Heart Rate?

If you are like me you may be wondering why people in fitness circles always talk about their maximum heart rate. What bearing does it have on your fitness regime? Is it really relevant or just a buzzword that people like to use. The best way of describing your maximum heart rate is that it is used to express training...

Fitness and chronic illness

The first and most important rule of getting fitter when you have a chronic illness is don’t kill yourself. If you think I am being dramatic, I am not. Push too hard and you will end up in hospital or far, far worse. Getting fit is going to be slow but you should be able to achieve it. Firstly check...

Foot pain – Morton’s Neuroma

If you have been diagnosed with Morton’s Neuroma you have my sympathy. I suffered from this debilitating condition for many, many months and can be very hard to get relief. This condition is also called Intermetatarsal Neuroma because it forms between the bones at the ball of your foot. A neuroma is a thickening or enlargement of the nerve caused...

Do I need an Electrolyte Drink?

Electrolyte drinks provide energy and fluids as well as the electrolytes. The energy is in the form of glucose, a type of sugar which if you are doing intense workouts might be a good option. Bear in mind though commercial electrolyte drinks can be high in calorie and sugar counts. When you are thirsty you probably won’t check the nutrition...

Bulk up with Pea Protein

Although as a vegetarian you are always being told there is plenty of protein in rice and beans as someone who has performed very physical work for most of my life I always found I was lacking. Before giving up meat I was a very big consumer and handled the work well. Curiously it was my vegetarian yoga instructor who...