5 Common Mistakes Keto Beginners Make

Ketogenic ‘keto’ diets are more talked about now, and popular, than they have ever been. It is a diet that has actually been around since the 1920’s, but was used for different reasons. The idea behind keto diets is that you eat more fat and less carbohydrates, resulting in your body producing ketone bodies instead… Read More

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Mid-Life: Any there any Associations between Fast Food, Physical Activity Environments & Adiposity?

Research Paper Title Associations between fast food and physical activity environments and adiposity in mid-life: cross-sectional, observational evidence from UK Biobank. Background The built environment might be associated with development of obesity and related disorders. We examined whether neighbourhood exposure to fast-food outlets and physical activity facilities were associated with adiposity in UK adults. Methods… Read More

Highlighting Supplement Use in UK-based British Army Soldiers in Training

Research Paper Title Supplement Use in UK-based British Army Soldiers in Training. Background The use of supplements is widespread at all levels of civilian sport and a prevalence of 60–90% is reported among high-performance UK athletes, including juniors. The prevalence of supplement use among UK-based British Army personnel is not known. The aim of the present… Read More

Discussing Captain Capon’s Cure: Food, Fitness & the British Army’s Physical Development Depots, 1936–1939

Discussion Paper Title Captain Capon’s Cure – Food, Fitness and the British Army’s Physical Development Depots, 1936–1939. Abstract In the late 1930s, the British Army faced a manpower crisis that threatened imperial defence. This predicament was made worse by the rejection on medical grounds of a worryingly high number of potential recruits. To try and reverse this… Read More

What are the Energy Requirements of US Army Special Operation Forces during Military Training?

Research Paper Title Energy requirements of US Army Special Operation Forces during military training. Background Special Operations Forces (SOF) regularly engage in physically demanding combat operations and field training exercises, resulting in high daily energy expenditure, and thus increased energy requirements. However, the majority of studies assessing energy requirements of SOF have been conducted on… Read More

Nutrition & Your Workout

Whether your goal is weight loss, muscle gain or improved fitness, what you eat and drink before, during, after your workout can make a big difference to your results. Proper nutrition and hydration will help optimise energy levels during your workout and help your body to recover effectively between sessions. Nutrition strategies can be planned… Read More

Eating & Drinking after Workouts

Nutrition requirements after exercise will depend on the type of workout performed, for example resistance training or cardiovascular training, the intensity of the workout, and the overall goals of the individual. Post-workout nutrition aims to promote optimum recovery between workouts and to maximise results. The three key principles of recovery nutrition are to: Refuel the… Read More