Exercise in a pill?
The hot new health news this week is all about scientists in Florida who may have had a breakthrough in the possibility of creating a pill which simulates all of the benefits of exercise in the human body, without having to lift a finger. The research project involved injecting overweight mice with a specific compound which…Read the blog
Semi-skimmed milk: the perfect post exercise drink?
Research suggests that drinking 500ml (less than one pint) of semi-skimmed milk after exercise helps with muscular performance. But why? Rigorous exercise can cause substantial losses of calcium and sodium, which may increase the risk of stress fractures. The body needs fluids after physical activity to replace what is lost through sweat. Fluid intake after exercise…Read the blog
So you think you know about calories?
You think you know all there is to know about calories? We’ve found over the years that people who are looking to control their weight don’t know as much as they should, for instance, what is a calorie? To give a helping hand we’ve provided a quick introduction to the world of kcals! First things…Read the blog
Water and weight loss
We all know it’s important to drink plenty of water. But, why? Water not only prevents dehydration, but by drinking a glass or two before a meal it can also supress our appetite, making us feel full earlier. Drinking water throughout the day also helps to supress feelings of fake hunger. A lot of the…Read the blog
Speedflex to help Paul Stewart complete the IronSpine Challenge
Speedflex is excited to announce the sponsorship of Paul Stewart in his unbelievable IronSpine Challenge in August 2013. In December 2008, Paul was seriously injured in an avalanche which left his spinal cord severely injured. As a result, he was paralysed from the waist down. Through vigorous rehabilitation, physiotherapy and determination Paul can now walk…Read the blog