Whenever you talk about monitoring your weight, you will invariably hear the letters BMI referred to. BMI, or Body Mass Index, has been around for quite a while. The basic concept of BMI was actually introduced sometime around the 1830s! BMI is widely used as a simple basis for determining whether an individual is under… Continue reading Is BMI accurate?
You've just had a long session on the bike, a big workout at the gym, or a marathon run. Completely exhausted, you slip your shoes off, and bam!! That horrible stench wafts straight through the air and into your sinuses, making you gag. Yup, you have smelly feet. The smell is overpowering and takes over… Continue reading How to treat smelly feet
A new year, a fresh start. As the hangover from new year's celebrations clears, you begin to thing of your goals for the 12 months ahead.....and let's face it, after the crap show that was 2020, there is good reason to set positive targets for the new year. Inevitably, improving your fitness will appear somewhere… Continue reading New Year’s Exercise Resolutions
Sleep. It's something we all do, it's something we all need. For most of us, it's something we need to do more! But why exactly do we need to spend so much of our time in the land of nod; and in what ways does a lack of sleep affect our exercise and athletic performance?… Continue reading How does sleep affect your performance?
Anybody who exercises on a regular basis will be familiar with the feeling of tight, stiff muscles. After a long, hard training session, and even venturing into the following day or two, sore muscles come with the territory....and if you're anything like me, muscle soreness is pretty much a never ending experience. Stretching, massage, hot… Continue reading Cough medicine as a muscle relaxant?
For the past 30 years, asthma treatments in Australia have remained relatively consistent. Mild asthma, where attacks are infrequent, has always been treated with "as needed" doses of salbutamol (Ventolin), which is a short acting beta agonist (a type of stimulant). Inhaled corticosteroids (an anti-inflammatory), often combined with a long acting beta agonist, are usually… Continue reading New Asthma Guidelines – What They Mean For Athletes
Just in case you haven't heard, there is a little thing currently having an impact on the entire globe....the COVID-19 pandemic. Yes, it's here, it's real, and it's causing major health and economic problems world wide. Governments are taking measures to try and control the outbreak, ranging from social distancing recommendations to country wide lockdowns… Continue reading Exercise and COVID-19
Quite a few years ago now, I was competing in a Cyclo-Sportif with a few members of my cycling club. At the end of the event, one of the other riders (lets call them SB) approached myself and a friend. SB was keen on entering a graded scratch race, and was keen to find out… Continue reading Drugs in sport – an opinion
With winter well and truly set in and quite a few cold weeks still to come, training and exercising in the icy temperatures is unavoidable. One of the problems which can arise from outdoor exercise at this time of the year is an area many of us don't really consider.....our skin. When we are cold,… Continue reading What to do with Chilblains
Here in Australia, winter has officially arrived and settled in. This means cold days, colder nights, and rather chilly mornings......and for those who train outdoors, particularly cyclists and runners, it means one more thing. Your nose seems to run a hell of a lot more! Whenever we exercise outdoors, our nose produces mucus. The bushman's… Continue reading Why does my nose run more in winter?