Dietitian.

Esme Mare runs her practice here at SBR Sport. She has both a BDietetics degree and a diploma in Excercise Science.

You can contact her via cell on 0724834775.

Esme is also linked to the DNA Analysis group. Their website is as follows http://www.dnalysis.co.za

Here is the link to her website – http://www.wildabouthealth.co.za/

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Some things to keep in mind before running a Marathon/Ultra Marathon.

I have a look at some points to remember before you face a marathon or ultramarathon. This should be helpful for Comrades runners.

Regards,

Mike Roscoe.

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Getting some Running Shoe stuff off my chest.

I want to get some running and shoe related stuff off my chest. So, while hopefully not offending too many, here goes –  Continue reading

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Training – Plans and Principles.

I think we are agreed on this: Exercise is vital. Johnathan Shaw writes the following in the Harvard Magazine –training plans and programs

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Taper Nutrition for Ironman – by Nicola Drabble.

Iron Man is just around the corner.  Although I’m not doing it, I will be down in PE supporting my fiancé Jonathan.  I feel like we have been eating, sleeping and breathing Iron Man since September and I have no idea what we are going to talk about afterward!  We were chatting about his tapering nutrition over the weekend and I thought I would share a few tips with you all.

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Brooks Ravenna 8 shoe review.

A look at the Brooks Ravenna 8 running shoe. I have been running in this shoe for a few weeks and detail some of my thoughts here.

Regards,

Mike Roscoe.

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The Center of Movement – Thoracolumbar Fascia.

You have a sheath of fascia in the small of your back. It’s called the thoracolumbar fascia and it is the center of movement.

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A Look at Headaches and Muscular Tension.

The two most common types of headaches are tension headaches and migraines, with tension headaches being the most common. It’s safe to say that most of us have experienced a tension headache, while about 10% of people get migraines. We often associate tension headaches as being milder than migraines, but this is not necessarily the case.
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A look at your Soleus Muscle.

I think of the soleus as the unsung hero of the calf complex. If a bodybuilder shows off his/her calves, they will try to get into a position where the gastrocnemius muscles are shown off. The gastrocs are the bulgy muscles higher up on the lower leg. The poor soleus muscle somehow gets ignored, and yet it plays a vital role.

The only way for the muscle to get recognition is for it to start hurting. The muscle extends from the top of the tibia to the Achilles tendon. It is visible on the lower leg and is then hidden by the gastroc muscle,  (much like Kanye and the Kardashians).
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Running and Longevity.

There have been several studies on running and longevity. The studies all point to the fact that physical exercise generally lengthens people lives.

One of the leading lights in this field is Dr. Peter Schnohr, who has published several studies on the topic. Here is Schnohr’s summary from a recent study, “The results of our research allow us to definitively answer the question of whether jogging is good for your health…… We can say with certainty that regular jogging increases longevity. The good news is that you don’t actually need to do that much to reap the benefits.Continue reading

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