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Training Zones: Heart Rate Monitor Use

Your heart rate monitor is only as valuable as your ability to program it. Knowing your heart rate training zones can fine tune your training and performance.

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Test Your Limits: Maximum Heart Rate

You've bought a heart rate monitor and want to get the most out if it. Knowing your maximum heart rate is the first step.

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Heart Rate Monitors: Tools Or Toys?

So you want more information to help you train smarter? A heart rate monitor will certainly help you gather data, but what does it mean?

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Dangers Of Dieting In The Zone

The Zone Diet is another high protein, low carbohydrate diet. Is it effective or would it be better named the Twilight Zone Diet?

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Fluids: How Often During Sport?

Most of us know we need to drink during prolonged sporting activity. But how do you know if you're drinking enough - or when to start? And are there times you don't need to drink?

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Eating Before Exercising

You've done the hard work: hours of training; improving your skills; tuning yourself mentally. To capitalise, you need to ensure you eat and drink the right stuff as well.

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Eating After Competing

Exactly what and when should you eat and drink following exercise or sporting competition to ensure you recover as quickly as possible?

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Getting Sweaty Over Salt Tablets

Sports commentators and sometimes athletes and coaches still talk about using salt tablets to beat cramp or replace electrolytes lost in sweat. They shouldn't.

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What's The Go With Guarana?

You can get it in soft drink. You can get it in chocolate. You can get it in beer. A hard earned fatigue needs a big red bean. And the best red bean is G. Brazilian guarana.

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Why Try Pilates?

Pilates - everyone's doing it. So where does it come from and what's it all about?

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Taming Tennis Elbow

Only around five to 10 per cent of people suffering from ‘tennis elbow' actually play racquet sports. But for tennis and squash players who do have it, it's a real pain in the epicondyle.

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Seven Reasons Why Diets Fail

It started well. The weight was coming off, the compliments were flowing. Then momentum waned and your waistline waxed. Soon it was as if nothing had changed. What happened?

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Water Or Sports Drinks?

Are the proposed benefits of sports drinks no more than marketing hype? Or are there times when they provide real benefit over cool, clear water?

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Liver Longer?

Dr Sandra Cabot urges us to love our livers and live longer. Her philosophy certainly made for an international bestseller - but will we live longer after reading it?

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Okinawa-Style Eating

'How the World's Longest-Lived People Achieve Everlasting Health - And How You Can Too!' It might not be the catchiest title for a best-selling diet book but the advice within is largely sound.

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