Sportives – mass participation cycling events – have become hugely popular in the past few years, and it’s not hard to see the appeal: the route planning is all done for you; it’s a chance to discover new hills, lanes and views; there are convenient food and toilet stops; there’s the opportunity to meet and ride with hundreds of other like-minded people, and you often get a medal too, woo-hoo! For a first-timer though, it can be a bit daunting to take part. Organised events attract quite serious cyclists and large groups of confident club riders taking on the challenge...
The women in my local club are always keen to try out new ride food – we’ve got such a great mix of riders that it goes without saying we’ll have different nutrition needs – so we’re often on the lookout for that perfect bar that’s not only delivers the energy and recovery benefits we want, but is also transportable, won’t upset the digestion, and tastes nice too! And we’re not alone - athletes are often ahead of the curve in nutrition technology, seeking to gain competitive advantage from the latest products. Think whey protein, creatine, BCAA's – bodybuilders were...
Keeping healthy is a big challenge in the modern world, especially when it comes to food. Our food environment is very different to even a hundred years ago, let alone thousands of years before that. We have constant access to energy-dense, highly palatable foods, so it is easy to take in more than we need and gain weight. Being overweight increases the risk of chronic diseases including Type 2 diabetes, as well as certain types of cancer. Conversely, maintaining a normal weight is one of five healthy habits that increase life expectancy, along with regular exercise, not smoking, moderate alcohol...
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