Category: Guidance

It’s been suggested that prolonged and vigorous exercise weakens (or suppresses) our immune system and increases susceptibility to ‘opportunistic’ infection. Certainly, this was the conclusion that researchers were drawing from studies in the 1980s and 1990s. But recent reviews of the research offer an alternative angle to this ‘immunosuppressive’ viewpoint as exercise has been found […]

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There are certain important signals your body may be sending you that you shouldn’t ignore. Whether you’re new to fitness or are an experienced athlete, listening to your body is an absolute must. Here are six things you should pay attention to: You have muscle pain that won’t go away You could potentially have an injury. […]

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Uncertainty is a part of our lives at any moment, but when it comes to 2020, so far it may be the defining trend of the year. Given what life keeps throwing our way individually and as a collective society, chances are you have been exposed to the advice to “embrace uncertainty.” Psychotherapists say that […]

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When exercising, it’s important to monitor your intensity to make sure you’re working at a pace that is challenging enough to help you reach your goals, but not so hard that you blow a lung. One way to do that is to use a Perceived Exertion Scale. It’s often abbreviated as RPE—rating of perceived exertion. […]

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