Category Archives: Laura Hillyard

Love Your Feet, Love Your Footwear!

There is not one shoe that fits all. Yes we have different sized feet but we also have different shaped feet. High arches, low arches, flat feet. Those that pronate (the foot rolls in), those that supinate (the foot rolls … Continue reading

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Feeling Hot Hot Hot!

Schools started back at the beginning of September and the sun came out, typical! But enjoy it whilst it lasts – autumn is approaching fast! The stress of exercise is complicated further by the environmental conditions, be it hot or … Continue reading

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K to the I N E S I O L O G Y Tape!

A prominent and perhaps a slightly misunderstood accessory of the Olympics was kinesiology tape. Although providing a significant advantage to athletes the variety of colours and designs make it look like the latest must have accessory for running.

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Are we there yet!?

There are an increasing number of different devices on the market for tracking your running and activity. From watches to phone apps the variety of options is forever increasing.  There are a number of watches which now use GPS to … Continue reading

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I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream For Caffeine!

It is well documented that Caffeine stimulates the central nervous system affecting both mental and physical performance. It increases mental alertness, concentration and mood therefore increasing motivation and making you feel more competitive. Fatigue is decreased and reaction time is … Continue reading

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Feeling Streeetched!?

No matter if you are bodybuilder or long distance athlete at some point in our training regime an element of stretching should be included. Many of you most likely already carry out some stretching and if you are not I … Continue reading

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Put a sock in it!

Compression socks are one of the garments that have grown ever so popular over the past few years. This growth has been most considerable in the running community but there are several documented advantages of these socks that could prove … Continue reading

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