PRODUCT REVIEW – HUMA CHIA ENERGY GEL

PRODUCT REVIEW – HUMA CHIA ENERGY GEL

Hi, I’m Rachel – Running Science’s nutritionist.  I’m a keen runner – I’ve run 5 marathons, 17 half marathons and I’m a run coach with Boobs on the Run.  I’ve got a passion for supporting your running training with making nutritious food choices a priority.  For...
The Runner’s High

The Runner’s High

There are many reasons to run. It strengthens bones and muscles, burns calories, improves cardiovascular fitness and lowers blood pressure. But one of the most intoxicating reasons to go for a run is the post-run mood boost known as the runner’s high. For Running...
Why is rest so important?

Why is rest so important?

Ensuring you have adequate rest and recovery time between training sessions is vital for anyone who exercises regularly. You don’t have to be an elite athlete to suffer from a range of health problems or injuries as a result of inadequate rest and recovery between...
What is cross-training?

What is cross-training?

Cross-training is defined as an exercise regime that uses several modes or approaches of training to develop a specific component of fitness. It can be any sport, activity or exercise that is used to supplement your main sport. The benefits of cross-training include:...
Fact or fiction: lifting weights will make you bulk up

Fact or fiction: lifting weights will make you bulk up

Many athletes shy away from strength training, such as lifting weights, due to a fear it will make them bulk up. However, this is far from the truth and this myth prevents many individuals from becoming faster, fitter and stronger. Women do not have the necessary...
Does alcohol ruin your hard work?

Does alcohol ruin your hard work?

A study in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research showed you should completely avoid alcohol after hard workouts or competitions. Alcohol was found to affect athletes’ health in the following ways: A significant increase in cortisol levels. Cortisol is a...