Boost health and fitness with vitamin supplements

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Are you on a summer health kick?  Sticking to your fitness regime? Did you know that taking the right vitamins and minerals can help strengthen bone, build muscle, prevent injury, and aid recovery — ideal whether you’re into cardio or resistance training.




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Infographic: Why should colour be considered when deciding on a sports kit?

When a team or sportsperson decides on which kit they will wear for their next competition, it’s likely they’ll consider things such as breathability and flexibility. But, the colour of kit should really be considered too. In fact, research has discovered colour makes a difference in sports performance and could even lead to a win. Colour psychology in general has been around for some time and has resulted in interesting findings such as bold red encourages confidence, and yellow can encourage high energy. There could be more to this than we think — 50% of UK Premier League winners wore red, and four out of Brazil’s five World Cup wins were wearing yellow.

Men’s suits retailer, CT shirts, tell us more in their infographic below:

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Essential Vitamins & Minerals For Runners And Where To Get Them

rainbow vegetablesDiet plays a big part in any fitness regime, if you want to get the most out of your workout. You can, of course, live on a diet of pizza, cheese on toast and beer but you’ll constantly feel sluggish and, ergo, your workout will, in turn, also be sluggish (if you can be bothered to get out the door in the first place, that is).

Eating a wide variety of fruit and vegetables will ensure you ingest a wide variety of vitamins, with some being better for runners than others. Here are some of the vitamins that are great for runners, and how to get them.




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Can Breathing Exercises Really Improve Your Wellness?

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Plenty of serious health and wellness people tout breathing exercises, and if it’s something you’ve never personally explored it can feel somewhat silly. After all, breathing is the most natural thing we do, and it’s easy to presume you do a perfectly adequate job of taking in oxygen without having to do specific exercises. You might in fact ask yourself: can such exercises actually result in improved health and wellness?




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The effects smoking has on your appearance

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Smoking has many dangers attached to it, including the habit heightening your risk of heart disease, cancer, stroke and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Tobacco smoke’s ingredients can also cause significant damage inside a person’s body.




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Are Sports Stars More Badly Behaved than Ever?

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If one were to go by the incessant coverage of stars behaving badly in our newspapers and online, you could be forgiven for thinking that sportspeople in the professional era have been corrupted by greater fame and increased pay-packets and are descending into barbarism. Whether they’re getting drunk and behaving obscenely in public, swearing at officials on tv, assaulting members of the public or getting caught using illicit substances, today’s sports starts are frequently charged with setting a poor example for younger generations to follow.

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Does a healthy lifestyle improve productivity?


In a study conducted by a researcher at Brigham University in the United States, it was reported that people who live an unhealthy lifestyle, including unhealthy diets, were 66% more likely to report productivity loss than those who lived by a healthy lifestyle. Exercise is also said to release endorphins which can have positive psychological effects, such as a ‘euphoric high’. But what is it that leads to a productivity boost? MaxiMuscle investigate:




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