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Vitamin C

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I still distinctly remember first learning about the discovery of vitamin C in preventing scurvy. So distinctly I remember where I was sat, the pictures on the pages, the feeling of the book and its white hardback cover, and the placement of the paragraphs on the pages. This is especially odd, as I was not a reader […]

Is Your Diet Ready for Supplements?

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Try this. Try that. Do this. Do that. When it comes to catering nutrition information to the masses, the original intent or true findings of research seem to falter in the background in favour of the point the writer is trying to prove. It is not difficult for any half-educated individual to do a quick […]

Vitamin A: Vision of the Night

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A brief history… Deficiency of vitamin A has a recorded history dating back to Hippocrates (“let food be thy medicine”) and even the Egyptians, with Liver being a therapeutic food for centuries owing to its abnormally high vitamin A content – whether anyone knew that it was the vitamin A doing the work or not! […]

Creatine Supplementation: How does it work? Will it work for you?

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I’m going to assume a certain level of knowledge going into this post – i.e. that of an exercise enthusiast but not a professor – so I’ll be jumping right in. If you don’t understand anything, click the links provided on some headers for more information, or leave a comment below! Introduction – Energy Production […]

Conrad’s Story: Sweat and Tears

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The time of writing this piece is Tuesday, August 29th 2017. Since Sunday 16th of July (44 days) I have run a total of 101.2km (63.2 miles). That doesn’t include how far I have run since I began my official fitness journey in March. I was 256lbs/116kg at my worst (18 stone 1 lbs). I was […]

Returning to Full Exercise after Total Hip Replacement (THR) – A Personal Trainers Research and Recommendations

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First of all, I am not qualified in sports therapy or physiotherapy. The relevance of this is questionable to the point of this article, though I thought that I best clear it up before the spam and comments undoubtedly flood in, as they do to so many interested scholars and those with genuine compassion for a condition. […]

Plus Sized Athleticism..? Or Plus-Sized Ignorance – A book review of Louise Green’s ‘Big Fit Girl’

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*Originally published in Network Health Digest Magazine May, 2017. Reposted by author and reviewer, Charlie Cooke   Big Fit Girl – Embrace the Body You Have Louise Green Greystone Books, 2017 Louise Green is a Canadian overweight athlete (‘fat-thlete?) on a mission to support and inspire anyone, but especially overweight women, to do more exercise. […]

Barefoot Training: A New Step in Treating Plantar Fasciitis?

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It wasn’t until I was halfway through the most brilliantly written and insightful book on running and Tarahumara tribal runners – Born to Run by Christopher McDougle – that I realised just how lacking in common sense I really am. The writer quotes Alan Webb, the American National record holder for the fastest mile (being a […]

Glass Re-Float

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Leeds city council do not collect for glass recycling… Which is just silly. Why consistently use up time, money and resources to make glass bottles, instead of just making a glass bottle out of a glass bottle? In partnership with Leeds Beckett University, and the fabulous other student project leader, Marie Stubbings, we are running the Glass […]

The Citrate Shuttle

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This is a rather brief post explaining one part of multiple physiological pathways, most notably as part of fatty acid synthesis. The citrate shuttle can be narrowed down to 3 steps to allow the transport of ACoA (Acetyl Co-enzyme A) out of the mitochondrial matrix and into the cell cytoplasm, when necessary. The steps below […]

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