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22Jun
22Jun

Motivation, Sport & Success

Posted in Fitness By LiftYourWay

The mind-body connection is a popular talking point of social media fitness stars, but is also a central theme in literature (such as McDougall's recent best-seller 'Born To Run') and in the self-reported reason for success in ultramarathon runners.

06Jun
06Jun

Bodybuilders and heavy lifters often use gloves or chalk to aid them in their lifting, particularly for exercises like deadlifts, where the bar can easily slip from even the strongest of grips. Lifting straps can greatly increase your security, performance and gym progress, and now, padded straps are also available, increasing user comfort and allowing you to maintain absolute focus on the muscles you are training.

24May
24May

Lowering Your Blood Pressure

Posted in Medical By LiftYourWay

Modern lifestyles that are either too sedentary or too hectically busy to include healthy diets and exercise are the main contributors to the growing global incidence of high blood pressure. This has caused a rise in associated health conditions that include cardio vascular disease, diabetes and kidney problems. For decades, medication has generally been considered the best means of controlling blood pressure, but there is now ample scientific evidence to suggest that exercise can significantly reduce high blood pressure in at least 75% of sufferers.

23May
23May

How Bad Is Fat?

Posted in Nutrition By LiftYourWay

For gym-goers, sportspeople and anyone who is serious about their nutrition, today’s newspaper headlines are more than a little baffling, if not downright frustrating.

The “breaking news” and associated controversy centres around a publication by the National Obesity Forum in the UK, which states that fat won’t make you fat; carbohydrates and sugar will.

20May
20May

Coconut Water Benefits

Posted in Nutrition By LiftYourWay

With the simple coconut, Mother Nature has once again proven that her gardens yield everything necessary to promote and sustain optimal health and well-being. Although the water from this remarkable tropical fruit has been enjoyed by the people of these regions for centuries, research into the many health benefits to be had has sparked renewed enthusiasm among the health conscious of the world.

16May
16May

A Sheffield University Alumni Relations publication, entitled “investigating how diabetes affects the brain and heart,” reported how the university - in conjunction with the Royal Hallamshire Hospital - have embarked upon a two year MRI-assisted study on how diabetes affects the circulatory and nervous systems.

14May
14May

The world around us is changing. Through the accelerated pace of shared human knowledge, we can improve our bodies and our minds in ways never previously possible. LiftYourWay normally looks at the science behind recent developments. Today, we look at the philosophy behind self-improvement.

11May
11May

Pocket Molecular Sensors

Posted in Nutrition By LiftYourWay

Social media has been abuzz with videos of 'personal molecular sensors,' which promise to allow the user to discover a food’s macronutrient balance and calorific content at the touch of a button. This offers huge time and effort-saving potential for those following rather arduous calorie-restricted and/or macronutrient balanced diets (those following a specific training programme, for example), as well as individuals on medically restricted diets or people with diabetes.

06May
06May

Miniaturisation and portability are becoming key themes in medical technology. This is an important issue which is permeating almost every aspect of medicine, and brings with it enormous benefit - but also the potential for great risk, should, through its widespread availability, this technology be misapplied.

05May
05May

Over the past few months, it seems as though 90% of England have become honorary Leicester City fans. Everyone loves an underdog (possibly none moreso than the British?), and to see a fairy tale come true is something which holds widespread appeal. But what can be learnt from the astonishing success of this comparitively small football club - now Premier League Champions?

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