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What Are Electrolytes And Why Do You Need Them

When a powerful thirst strikes after you’ve undertaken an especially energetic activity, the natural response is to reach for a glass of water. And that’s not a bad idea at all – no-one’s going to criticise you for drinking water – but sometimes your body needs more than H₂O alone. Sometimes, your body needs electrolytes. […]

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This Pork And Apricot Kebab Recipe Was Made For Summer Heatwaves

The kebab is a much misunderstood food. Right now, your imagination has probably conjured images of greasy strips of doner “meat” consumed in the deepest, darkest parts of nights out. But in its purest form, with big chunks of meat skewered and cooked over a grill, the kebab is a delicious and surprisingly healthy affair. […]

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The Best Running Gels Of 2021 And How To Use Them In Your Training

Running becomes a very different proposition when you cross the 90-minute mark. Instead of stepping out the door with the bare essentials and the freedom to run wherever you like, you need to plan your nutrition and tailor your route to include stops for refuelling. Planning your nutrition for before, during and after any long […]

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Our 35 Favourite Super-Fast Meal Ideas From Joe Wicks

Photograph: Glen Burrows We don’t have to tell you about Joe Wicks. Thanks to his PE With Joe series keeping the nation moving during lockdown he’s more popular than ever. But although Wicks’s workouts have been in the spotlight the past few months, it’s the Lean In 15 recipes he posts on Instagram and his […]

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Your Antioxidants Shopping List

So-called superfoods come in many shapes and sizes, and boast all manner of health benefits, but if there is one thing common to every foodstuff that can claim nutritional superpowers, it’s that it contains antioxidants. Antioxidants are firmly established as essential to good health, but most people will readily admit they have little idea about […]

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13 Expert Weight-Loss Tips

Losing weight is never easy and there’s no one tip that’s going to change that. However, it doesn’t have to be as complicated a process as many of us make it, like counting every calorie or stripping our diet of entire food groups while trying to follow aggressively restrictive diet plans. Instead of adopting a […]

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Healthy Seeds And How To Eat Them

Pictured, left to right: Chia seeds, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, hemp seeds, linseeds (also known as flaxseeds) Seeds contain all the nutrients and power to produce plants hundreds of times their size, and so it makes perfect sense to hijack that potential yourself by adding some to your diet. Seeds are rich in unsaturated fats […]

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The Best Pre-Workout Supplements: Plus, Amazon Prime Day 2021 Deals On Our Top Picks

Amazon Prime Day Deals On The Best Pre-Workout Supplements Amazon’s Prime Day sale runs from 21st to 22nd June this year. You can browse all the sports nutrition products in the Prime Day sale, but if you want to cut to the chase we’ve highlighted deals on two of our top pre-workout powder picks below. […]

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4 Protein-Rich Healthy Salad Ideas

Throwing a salad together is a great option when you’re in a hurry or it’s the height of summer, especially if it’s full of nutrient-rich ingredients that will supplement your training. This Italian recipe, provided by chef Karol Gladki, will help you to build muscle and burn fat. 150g of bresaola 1 peach Handful of […]

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How To Lose Weight Fast Without Going To Extremes

Photographs: Courtesy World Obesity Federation If you feel like you need to lose weight, it’s only natural that you want to do so as quickly as possible. Losing weight is not easy, and getting started can be hard enough, so who wouldn’t want to skip to the bit when you begin to see results? However, […]

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Lose Weight With This Four-Week Meal Plan For Men

Image: courtesy World Obesity Federation (Are you looking for the meal plan previously on this webpage? You can find it on page two of this article, but keep reading for a much-improved plan.) Congratulations – you have found the best four-week weight-loss meal plan for men on the internet! No need to thank us, especially […]

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The Best Creatine Supplements: Plus, Benefits, Side Effects And Creatine Loading Explained

Creatine closely follows whey protein in the list of most popular sports nutrition products. It’s convenient, it’s backed up by thorough research and it’s a valuable part of nutrition for plenty of athletes – but it also commonly features in health scare stories. It’s been blamed for everything from shortening your temper and bloating your […]

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The Three Best Nutrients And Vitamins For Building Muscle

It’s common knowledge that when you start training to build muscle your protein requirements rise. However, protein is far from the only nutritional player with a role in building muscle. To find out what else you should consider, we asked Kerri Major, a dietitian, qualified personal trainer and author of The Dietitian Kitchen: Nutrition for […]