Training tips for a 10k run

Countdown to a 10k run

Personal Trainer Cheshire - training for Manchester 10k
Two weeks before a 10k race much of the hard work has been done and you should be raring to go as you enter final preparation phase. Now is the time to wind the training down and focus on pre-event preparation. 

For the perfect performance, be prepared, and do the following in the final week:

–          Taper down training so stick to 2 to 3 easy runs, with the final run being no less than 3 days prior to the event itself. This ensures that your muscles aren’t over-tired and you’re fresh and ready to run.

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How to reduce the risk of heart disease

Replace white bread with whole-grain bread to help your heart

Personal Trainer : whole-grain-bread In my daily morning scan of what health news is being reported throughout the world I came across an article regarding the link between eating whole-grains and reduced risk of heart disease and type-2 diabetes.

 This is probably something that most people may be aware of but it’s quite startling to have the facts laid out so clearly. The specific issue is that those who eat white refined grains (e.g. white bread, white rice, and white pasta) rather than whole-grains (e.g. whole-grain bread, brown rice and whole-wheat pasta) on average have a higher amount of VAT. No, not the government tax, but Visceral Adipose Tissue! In short this is the fat that surrounds the organs within the abdomen.

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Healthy Eating Tips Part 2

Healthy Eating: More of what works

Healthy Eating : healthy food

You should now already have read Part 1 of this blog (Healthy Eating Tips Part 1)  which introduced you to the first 5 Food Doctor Principles to give you the tools to control your weight, feel healthier and have a better attitude to food. Hopefully you have been able to introduce some of these changes into your eating habits.

It is now time to introduce you to principles 6-10 so you have a full understanding of the actions you can take day to day for optimal weight management, health and well being.

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