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The Big Debate: Compression vs Kinesiology

The Big Debate: Compression vs Kinesiology

Who Wins? Do you recognize the acronym RICE? If you’ve been around the sports and medical world then you certainly should! RICE is the acronym used to remind us of the basic principles of first aid and recovery. If you need a quick reminder though, here you go: Rest: Avoid...

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Running Against the Odds 3: The World’s Oldest Marathon Runner

Running Against the Odds 3: The World’s Oldest Marathon Runner

The term ‘born to run’ may well have been written for the incredible subject of this months 'Healit™ People' blog. In the third part of our ‘Running Against the Odds’ series, we look at Fauja Singh. He is a multiple world record holder who you are unlikely to have heard...

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Exercise of the Month – Calf Stretch

Exercise of the Month – Calf Stretch

1. Stand on a step with both feet 2. Slide the left foot back until just the toes remain on the step and the heel is hanging off the edge 3. Keeping the leg straight, gently put weight through the left heel and feel the stretch up into the calf 4. Hold until it...

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5 Greatest Coaches of All Time

5 Greatest Coaches of All Time

A discussion in the Healit™ office this week about Phil Jackson's performance at the New York Knicks sparked off a debate among the staff. After some heated discussions, we have compiled a list of the 5 greatest coaches of all time. We know this is a subject fraught with opinion,...

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Food for Fuel: Black Bean Stew

Food for Fuel: Black Bean Stew

Ingredients: 1 Cups of black beans in water 1 Tablespoon olive oil 4 Oz water 5 garlic cloves 1.5 Cups of chopped tomatoes 1 Teaspoon ground cumin 1 Vegetable stock cube 2 Small onions 1/2 Teaspoon ground ginger 1 Heaped teaspoon of dried oregano 2 Teaspoons of sugar A handful...

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The Crunch: Standing Hip Stretch

The Crunch: Standing Hip Stretch

1. Stand a few feet in front of a chair or bench, facing away from it. 2. Place your left foot back on the chair or bench while keeping your body upright. You should feel a stretch into the front of your left thigh & hip. 3. To increase the stretch, bend...

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Compress for Success and Combat CrossFit Injuries

Compress for Success and Combat CrossFit Injuries

Compress for Success and Combat CrossFit Injuries, the Healit™ Way: Over the past five years CrossFit has taken the world by storm. This fitness phenomenon has gripped men and women alike and brought people together from many different sporting disciplines to create one of the world’s largest fitness communities. While...

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Running Against the Odds 2 – Ultra Pam

Running Against the Odds 2 – Ultra Pam

A few weeks ago in our Ultra Marathon inspired ‘Healit Life’, we shared the story of Pamela Chapman Markle. She stuck in our minds and this weeks ‘Healit People’ is dedicated solely to her and her incredible journey. Today, Pam becomes the second subject of our Running Against the Odds...

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Sporting Meccas: The World’s Most Iconic Stadiums

Sporting Meccas: The World’s Most Iconic Stadiums

Panathenaic Stadium Location: Athens, Greece Built: Originally 330B.C, Rebuilt 1896 Record Attendance: 80,000 Sport: Athletics (and Soccer Later) What better place to start, than right at the beginning. The modern Olympics started here in 1896. The stadium was modelled on the one that was built for the 330BC (You read...

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Top Coaching Clichés

Top Coaching Clichés

There are 170,000 words in the English language, but these 10 sporting clichés will not go away. In this weeks ‘The Coach’ we take a look at the ones that make us cringe the most! 1. ”We're taking it one game at a time” (As opposed to trying to win...

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