Lifestyle

Sunscreen Revisited – Should You Act on New Evidence?

Back in 2011, I wrote a post on sunscreen, questioning the rational behind it’s use. Since writing that piece, a new randomly controlled trial has been conducted on sunscreen use and melanoma risk, and just recently, the official health advice … read more

Diet and Disease

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Genes and Health: Can you change your genetic destiny?

Life just isn’t fair. It’s not unusual to hear of young, healthy, active people that don’t smoke and eat well, suffering from congenital heart attacks or rare forms of cancer, while others who’ve smoked and chugged down bottles of whisky … read more

Natural Movement

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Efficient Cycling Technique

There is now a plethora of information available on efficient running and swimming. Techniques such as POSE and Total Immersion have garnered such a reputation that it is eventually starting to filter down into the mainstream, and people are beginning … read more

Fitness Myths

The debate: Sets, Reps and Training to Failure

It’s “generally accepted gym wisdom” that 3-4 sets of 8-12 reps is what you need to do for hypertrophy, and 4+ sets of 1-6 reps is the recipe for strength. More than just “Bro-Science”, these are the rep ranges you … read more

Injury Prevention

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Why Your Back Hurts and How to Fix it: Reloaded

Understanding Back Pain and other Chronic Pain Syndromes My series of posts on chronic back pain and joint pain have been some of my most popular posts, and I’ve had lots of positive feedback from clients and readers who have … read more