August 17, 2017

I was a huge Oasis fan in the 90's and they formed the backdrop music of my early adulthood; I worshipped the ground on which the Gallagher brothers walked and will be forever indebted to them for the album Definitely Maybe.  So my ears pricked up when Liam gave an int...

May 11, 2017

How long will they do me Dermot?  When will I need to change these again?  What sort of mileage are in these babies?!  These are all questions that I regularly get in relation to the life span of a pair of running shoes.

The fact is that most of the running sh...

March 29, 2017

VALUE FOR MONEY?

Upon opening the Sunday newspapers last weekend I discovered that one of the prominent multi-national supermarkets were showcasing their latest range of ‘running gear’.  Among the products being offered were running shoes and apparel at some seriously l...

March 7, 2017

ARE YOU DEFICIENT IN MAGNESIUM?

Most people have no idea but there’s a good chance that you could be deficient in magnesium. Tell tale signs can be extreme “I have to have it” chocolate cravings or difficulty falling or staying asleep? Perhaps you wake up in the middle...

February 2, 2017

There’s a saying which goes along the lines that among the most important things you purchase in your life should be a good bed and good shoes because if you’re not in one you’re in the other!  As they are the most important part of any runner’s kit this is most applic...

November 26, 2016

Yoga & Breath

     Breath is intrinsically linked to the practice of yoga. It is also intimately linked to the human experience but unfortunately most of us go about our daily lives oblivious to the impact our breathing patterns can have on our health and wellbeing. In...

November 5, 2016

Yoga and Spinal Health:

Our spine is not only essential for movement, it also offers protection to our central nervous system and all its delicate tissues which coordinate all our complex motor and sensory functions. It is an amazing piece of evolutionary development wh...

October 27, 2016

THE ABC OF POST EXERCISE NUTRITION 

The post exercise meal is of crucial importance. The reason being, that it helps your body to recovery and improves your ability to train consistently. The three main aims of post exercise nutrition are (A) return the body to pre exer...

October 11, 2016

Yoga in short

Three intensive months spent studying and practicing yoga in Rishikesh in Northern India opened my eyes to the true potential yoga has to improve our lives. Yoga is much more than striking a nice pose, rather it is a vast subject which outlines methods tha...

October 5, 2016

To eat or not to eat?
 Your alarm bursts into life announcing the ungodly hour of 6 a.m.  After some deliberation and bickering with the snooze button you eventually clamber out bed. You dare not be late for your training; the problem is you’re hungry, it's been 12 hou...

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