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Getting Smart With Salt: 5 Easy Ways to Cut Down on Salt
Getting Smart With Salt: 5 Easy Ways to Cut Down on Salt

[b]"A spoon of salt in a glass of water makes the water undrinkable. A spoon of salt in a lake is almost unnoticed." Buddha[/b] How many times have you heard that salt is bad for you? Well, it is as much as anything else used excessively. Too much salt is bad for kidneys, it will make you feel bloated, tired and worn out. But right amount of salt in your diet regulates fluid in the body, levels pHp and it...

The Great British Marathons
The Great British Marathons

How many people do you suppose have 'running a marathon' on their bucket list? As the pinnacle of sporting achievements for a runner, a marathon requires grit, dedicated training and sheer guts to complete. Favourites on the Great British marathon circuit are, of course, the London Marathon, the Wales Marathon, and the Loch Ness Marathon - although these are not the only races taking place in Britain every year. In fact it is possible to pretty much run your way...

Olympic Triathlete Stuart Hayes visits the GSK Human Performance Lab
Olympic Triathlete Stuart Hayes visits the GSK Human Performance Lab

as he looks to improve his preparations for the 2014 season The World Triathlon season kicked off in Auckland (5-6 April), New Zealand and will culminate later on this year in Edmonton, Canada. Olympic triathlete Stuart Hayes will be hoping for a good season following his successful race in the 2012 London Games, where he participated in a support role for the eventual gold medallist, Alistair Brownlee. The standard triathlon involves a 1.5km swim, 40km bike ride and a 10km...

Create your Own Tea Blend
Create your Own Tea Blend

Imagine what it would be like to wake up each morning and brew your very own cup of tea; the perfect combination of flavours to satisfy your palette, with a multitude of aromas to fill the air! Imagine sitting at your desk and reaching for a warm mug of tea, just waiting to relax you as you contemplate yet another decision! Image spending the afternoon with your friend and enjoying a pot of tea with flavours exactly how you like...

Probiotics & Fitness
Probiotics & Fitness

Athletes and fitness buffs have a lot to worry about. If we're not careful, the high level of strain our strenuous training and exercise routines place on our bodies can take a significant toll. Nutrient depletion coupled with physical exhaustion can create increased susceptibility to minor illnesses due to impaired immune functions. Immunologists (immune system scientists) are beginning to note the positive effects of probiotic supplements for sports nutrition and health. What are Probiotics? Probiotics are bacteria that our bodies...

Smart Exercise Swaps
Smart Exercise Swaps

As you go about your workout sessions, one thing that you must make sure you're doing is maximizing your time in the gym. Sadly though, many people are still spending far too much time performing exercises that simply are not going to get them the best ‘bang' for their time invested. This is just going to lead to very high levels of frustration long term as they'll slowly start to see that all their time and effort just isn't paying...