Saucony Kinvara – Shoe Review.

I have just started running in a pair of Saucony Kinvara shoes. (The plan is to post a video on the shoe when I have hit 200km in the shoe).
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Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy and Athletic Performance.

Through hyperbaric oxygen therapy, we are able to up your oxygen levels by between 10 to 15 times that of normal. The mix of increased atmospheric pressure in the chamber +/- 1.4 ATM and breathing 90% pure oxygen achieves this effect.

So, with that in mind, what effect does an increase in oxygen like this have on you?

  1. Athletes push their bodies to the limit. I am not sure why some people love to do this, but it’s a fact. Some people do all they possibly can to avoid pain, athletes love that moment when the pain sets in as they sprint/ride up a hill or shoot as hard as possible for the opposite side of the pool. Because of this, they are more prone to injury and infection. Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy accelerates soft tissue repair by accelerating the growth of new blood vessels and increasing the number of stem cells in the body. These two factors accelerate recovery from injuries. Not only that, but HBOT strengthens your white blood cells, those are the soldiers that march around your body, ever ready to go to war against bacteria and viruses.
  2. Your athletic ability is limited to the amount of energy you can produce. Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy or HBOT increases the amount of adenosine triphosphate (ATP) in your body. ATP  is stored in the mitochondria of muscle cells and literally powers them. The more ATP, the more power you have.  Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy and Athletic Performance.
  3. Ever gone through a day/week/month where your brain felt like it was a mush. Some call it brain fog, some are just too tired to even come up with a name. Getting oxygen levels up in the brain is always a good idea. I have written about this in the context of stroke victims. Many people find that they totally relax when in the chamber. I normally go to sleep within a matter of minutes. However, as I get out, I feel far more awake and alert. We have many people experience an unusually good sleep that evening.Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy and Athletic Performance. Remember, oxygen = life.

Hope this has been of help.

The program is run by Brigette Roscoe – BSc (Hons) Nursing.

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A bit of fun with Google Auto Complete –

You know how Google will predict the remainder of your question as a result of what they typically see people ask? Yes. Well, here is a bit of fun with Google. Cyclists and triathletes don’t come off too well. We will do this in triathlon order – SBR or Swim | Bike |Run and end with Triathletes.

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Saucony Ride 10 Shoe Review.

The Saucony Ride 10 Running shoe – It’s one of the best shoes to come out in awhile.

Regards,

Mike Roscoe.

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It is the Victims that Cry out, not the Criminals – a Look at Injuries.

Ida Rolf, one of the most well known manual therapists wrote the following about tracking the cause of pain, ‘Where you think it is, it ain’t’.

Physiotherapist Diane Lee puts it this way, “It is the victims that cry out, not the criminals”. Both these thoughts express perfectly how injuries work. Therapists need to go to the site of the pain because it hurts. However, you need to look up and down from there, and at times across, to find the real cause. If you can’t find the cause you can’t effectively treat an injury.

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Recovery – the New Big Thing.

It’s a simple formula.

The quicker you can recover from a hard training session, the harder you can train the next day, and hence perform better.

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The principle works in all aspects of life. The student who rests well at night and gets his/her nutrition right will be able to study hard again the next day. The office worker who can switch off at night, sleep well and work on their posture while behind a desk will be fresher than their colleagues who are unable to get those simple things right.  Continue reading

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Enhancing your own natural energy levels.

If you find yourself in the middle of the dreaded mid-afternoon slump, struggling to stay alert and focused throughout the day or you are just feeling exhausted, then put down that coffee, energy drink or sugary snack and try these inexpensive things you can do to enhance your body’s own natural energy levels.
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Four Steps to a New Habit.

So: You want to change an aspect of your life. I fully believe that the change that you want is only possible through changing your habits. Here are four steps to a new habit.

Rich Roll, one of my favorite athletes posted the following on Instagram the other day. This is what he wrote, “PATIENCE. PERSISTENCE. PERSEVERANCE. Our on demand culture is fueling entitlement. From drone delivery to overnight six-pack abs, we want what we want and we want it now. Lost is an appreciation for craft. For hard work. For the long haul. But that journey — and all the obstacles, struggle and setbacks that come with it — shouldn’t be avoided. And it shouldn’t just be tolerated. It should be welcomed with all the enthusiasm you can muster. Because love of process is everything. Without it, you simply will not reach your potential. Period.”

Give Rich a follow on Instagram or find him on Facebook.

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Personalized nutrition and how it may benefit you – Esmé Maré (Registered Dietitian & Exercise Specialist)

Have you ever bought a diet book or tried a new diet, because your friends or family members are raving on about it? They are feeling more energized and have lost several kilos, but you are feeling tired, drained and wondering if your scale might be broken.

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Hyperbaric Therapy and Inflammation Reduction.

There is an increased amount of research going into the topic of inflammation. Inflammation is the process by which the body protects itself. From a sprained ankle to constricted airways, inflammation is often the body’s first line of defense. This is a natural response, however, continued inflammation damages the body. This is where hyperbaric therapy and inflammation reduction come in to play.

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