This is how exercise can benefit your brain

You’ve heard it a hundred times from your friends who stay physically active: exercise is great for your brain. While you certainly may believe it, there are certain concrete ways in which exercise and staying active can have tangible effects…

5 of the world’s most scenic running locations

Wherever you live in our beautiful country, chances are there’s a scenic spot not too far from where you live that makes for an excellent place to go on your daily jog. With that being said, the world is filled with beautiful stretches…
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Learning to love triathlon

I was 16 when I attempted a biathlon. All I had to do was an 800m run followed by a 200m swim. I was capable of both distances so I had no doubt I would cope perfectly fine. What I did not realise was that doing either discipline on its own…
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5 of the best movies about running that will get you pumped up for your next race

Running and competition is a theme that resonates with Hollywood for obvious reasons: a struggle that the protagonist needs to overcome is of the essence for a good plot. This has lead to many of Hollywood’s most iconic films being centred…
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When you have to have a cheat meal, rather have this

Every athlete knows that having a consistent diet most definitely has an influence on training, performance and the shape that you’re in. Still, athletes are only people, and people sometimes get cravings for food that isn’t what you’d…
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Can music really affect your performance?

When a friend recently spoke about a race he took part in, he mentioned that it particularly annoyed him that some other participants didn't heed the race rules, and ran with earphones and while listening to music. Aside from the obvious…
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5 ways to get the whole family active

Having a training partner with you on your fitness journey can do a lot in terms of keeping you motivated. Consequently, if you’ve committed yourself to a training programme or fitness regime, getting the whole family involved won’t just…
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5 ways to stay mentally motivated during your next race

When it comes to endurance, being mentally fit is just as important as physical fitness. Like everything else, competing in a race starts in your head, and having a negative outlook or mental fatigue can have a definite influence on your performance,…
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5 motivational videos to get you pumped up

When you’re feeling unmotivated and sluggish, few things have the ability to charge you up like a good motivational video. We’ve compiled a list of 5 videos to watch the next time you can do with some extra encouragement. 1. Watch this…
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3 post-training recovery smoothies that’ll fuel your body

You’ve heard it numerous times: nutrition is a very important part of any training regime, and refuelling after training is something that simply cannot be ignored. Smoothies are an easy way to refuel after a session, provided that they…