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Immunity boost

Boost your Immunity by Keri Strachan Looking at the bigger picture, a robust immune system will also go a long way to protecting you against bigger health issues such as arthritis and certain types of cancer. Good nutrition is essential to maintaining the immune system’s ability to function at optimal levels. Ensure a healthy immunity by choosing a variety of nutrient-rich foods every day.

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Forearm overuse injuries

Avoiding and healing forearm sport injuries by Dr Grant Harper Recently I had the opportunity to treat a top paddler and her injury inspired me to write this article on over-use injuries of the wrist and forearm. Over-use injuries are common amongst multisporters especially in those who are putting in serious training in preparation for race day whether it’s mountain biking or paddling. This article provides general information on reducing discomfort and healing the condition.

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Your nutrition strategy

Develop a structured nutrition strategy by Keri Strachan Just like your training, a nutrition strategy needs to be constantly adapting to different training demands daily. It needs to take into account your specific goals. Do you want to lose fat, gain muscle, or maintain weight?

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Pain in the arms? Look to your neck

Pain in the arms by Dr Grant Harper Thoracic Outlet Syndrome or TOS is the compression of the big nerve trunk and blood vessels in the neck by muscles around the first rib and collarbone. Many moons ago I remember one of our current top surfski paddlers suffering from this syndrome.

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trekking in adventure racing lisa de speville location

Location, location, location in adventure racing

I’m not crazy about the wet and cold and my constitution doesn’t hold up to rolling swell on the open ocean; this explains why you are unlikely to find me doing a race in a wintery Scotland and I hesitate to enter a local event on the Wild Coast if it features a large sea kayaking leg. Race location is an important participation decider as it sets the seasonal, climatic (temperature, humidity, weather condition – […]

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