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09 September 2020 | 4 minutes

Overtraining syndrome: what it is and how to avoid it

There’s a thin line between working hard enough and working too hard. Pushing your body to reach new levels of fitness requires commitment, effort and a willingness to put yourself through intense, challenging workouts on a regular basis. But more isn’t always better. Without the right balance of rest and recovery you could end up spiralling into a long-term fatigue condition called overtraining syndrome.


31 July 2020 | 5 minutes

Four reasons the UK government’s obesity strategy may not work for everyone

COVID-19 has affected a disproportionate number of people with obesity in the UK. As such, the government has seen the pandemic as a “wake-up call” to the health risks of living with obesity. They have recently announced a long overdue strategy to tackle obesity in Britain. However, the proposals are not without criticism, and some feel the government’s plans aren’t enough to end obesity.


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