Monthly Archives: June 2014

Fuel Rules for Runners – part 3

Here’s our wrap-up about healthy & “performance” eating for runners. The bottom line is that improving your diet can help your running and your health. In these last fuel rules for runners, we focus on the treats, the importance of hydration and how running and good nutrition can help manage your weight. Three final rules

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Kids and adults need lots of sleep

Jessica Auton Activ8rlives.com Are you getting a good night sleep? Getting enough sleep helps you maintain a healthier weight, as you tend to consume more calories when you are tired  and typically you snack and pick more often in the evenings as a result. These extra calories do not have a chance to be burned

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Fuel Rules for Runners – part 2

Following on from Fuel Rules Part 1, now we look at foods balance. Exercise affects the immune system, temporarily reducing many of the cells which help the immune response and creating short term inflammation. Such immune system stress can lead to reduced performance and injury. You could reduce your risk, stay injury-free and enjoy peak

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We all want a long life but none of us want to get old!

Jessica Auton Activ8rlives.com We all know how important exercise is for keeping us healthy and active, but it’s even more important for older people. Exercise for this age group has been shown to slow the signs of ageing and limit the development of heart disease, certain cancers, dementia, diabetes type 2 and other chronic conditions.

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Fuel Rules for Runners – part 1

Running is important to keep us fit, but what‘s important to keep us running? It’s not just about speed training and aerobic fitness levels. Following a good nutrition regime helps you achieve peak performance. As we get close to the 5th Hunts10k, here are some golden rules for great running – More to follow! RULE

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Children and Grandparents join Hunts 1K Fun Run

By Jessica Auton, Activ8rlives.com A recent World Health Organization (WHO) report estimated that within the WHO European Region, almost one million deaths a year are attributable to insufficient physical activity. In many countries, therefore, physical inactivity is now considered one of the major causes of death. In  a recent opening address to the General Assembly,

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Avoiding Injury – Chris’s Tips

By Chris Shannon The summer running season is well under way and numerous marathons, half marathons, and assorted events are happening up and down the country, not least of which the well supported Huntingdon 10k Fathers day event. Of course along with the increased of running comes the deluge of running associated injuries and problems.

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