Month: May 2022

ENDURANCE SNACKS; PARMESAN POLENTA STRIPS

Craving something savoury, salty and delicious? Give these simple and yummy polenta strips a try, the perfect antidote to all the sweet stuff! Bring water and salt to a boil in a large saucepan; pour polenta slowly into boiling water, whisking constantly until all polenta is stirred in and there are no lumps. (Add 1/2 bag of polenta and enough water so that it just covers it. If it gets too dry just add more water and some olive oil). Reduce heat to low and simmer, whisking often, while adding around 2tbsp of parmesan until polenta starts to thicken, about

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The Busy Woman’s Guide to Tri Training

Worried about how to fit triathlon training into your life without burning out? Read on for our top tips to smart training Get a Coach A good coach will help you to develop a realistic, flexible training plan that fits around you, supporting you to fit training into your life, not your life around training. Coaches do the hard work of planning for you so you can get on and enjoy the process of training without worrying whether you are doing too much or too little to keep you on track for race day success. Feel guilty about spending money

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Three Ways to Build Mental Resilience

Always feel anxious about things not going to plan? Use these three tips to help build mental resilience in the face of adversity In the 1980’s, research psychologist Suzanne Kobasa and Salvatore Maddi followed a group of managers over the course of 12 years to better understand and define the notion of ‘hardiness.’ The study found that some managers suffered burnout and a decline in health while others fared much better despite facing the same challenges. So, what was the secret of those managers who fared well? “Those who thrived maintained three key beliefs that helped them turn adversity into

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NUTRITIONAL DEMANDS OF FEMALE MIDLIFE ATHLETES

How does your nutritional demands change as you enter midlife? And how necessary are supplements to support your training and performance or is it all just marketing hype? PROTEIN IS YOUR POWER SOURCE 40+ women need more protein to achieve the same training adaptations and to maintain healthy muscle mass. Aim for around 30 grams of protein per meal with an emphasis on foods rich in the amino acid leucine (essential in the building of muscle). Good sources include lean meat and fish, legumes, seeds, nuts, leafy green vegetables and eggs. Ideally, you should try to consume protein within 30

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Four Reasons Why You May be Bloated and What to Do

You are training strong, racking up miles but are still constantly bloated? Find out why and what you can do to avoid this Slow it Down In our go, go, go culture and the pressures of juggling family life, work and training, how many of you find breakfast is a grab and go affair, squeezed in on the commute or gulped down before your first meeting? ‘We are all rushing to eat, explains Siobhan McHenry, GRTW Functional Medicine and Integrative Nutrition coach. ‘We often eat without chewing but the mouth is where digestion begins.‘ Food is mixed with saliva, beginning

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