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When your body attacks itself

Growing up, I ate most things, but as a child I avoided milk like the plague, preferring instead to drink plain water. To this day I cannot drink the white stuff and have clear preferences on cheeses I can and simply cannot stomach. For good reason, at the age of 40 I finally got a DNAfit test done and discovered that yes, as I had suspected for a long time, I was lactose intolerant. (more…)

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What I learned from US Navy SEALS

This August marks 6 years since I experienced the first of 3 training experiences that had the most profound impact on my life; as a Coach, as an athlete and as a person. In looking through past training and the debrief event documents I wrote after each event, I have had a chance to reflect fondly on some of the major takeaways from the 14 days living at SEALFit and also the 3 day endurance event, KOKORO. (more…)

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Coconut zucchini bread

After my recent DNAFit results which made it very clear I have a massive sensitivity to carbohydrates and a predisposition to cealiac disease, all of which I have intuitively known for many years. I have been on a mission to find wholesome, clean energy recipes that won’t bloat me, or send me into a carb-coma within 10 minutes of consumption. Here is a gem I found recently, you can steer clear of the dates if they are not your bag, and if coconut flour is too intense in flavour, try spelt flour instead.

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10 calcium rich sources to include in your summer nutrition plan today

Our bodies use calcium for many functions and chemical chain reactions to support overall health and wellbeing. Critical for unlocking the absorption of Vitamin D, calcium is also used to support our nervous system, muscles, heart and bone density and health and repair.

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Training with injuries

Endurance sports require a massive training load, and this puts a huge demand on the body. You concentrate on getting nutrition right, spend time resting and recovering, and we race, but injuries occur all the time, and seemingly without warning. When this happens, you need to know how to approach the problem. (more…)

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The emotional challenge of not working out

‘Train, train, TRAIN!’ is the mantra driven into the part-time athlete, and as pumped as we get building strength, endurance and speed, the intended outcome is often compromised by this misguided approach.

Work, travel, family and social time and extraneous circumstances all play a huge role in the day-to-day of athletes general wellbeing and navigating through all this can become a stressor if you’re not managed correctly.

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