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Exercise in a pill?

Thursday 18th July 2013

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 […]

Semi-skimmed milk: the perfect post exercise drink?

Thursday 27th June 2013

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 […]

So you think you know about calories?

Monday 17th June 2013

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 […]

Water and weight loss

Friday 7th June 2013

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 […]

Speedflex to help Paul Stewart complete the IronSpine Challenge

Friday 31st May 2013

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 […]

Obesity remains high on the health agenda

Thursday 9th May 2013

According to the latest figures from the Department of Health 61.3 per cent of adults in England are now overweight or obese. News from the Daily Mail, shows that around 80 people in every 100,000 turn to surgery in efforts to control their weight. Pretty extreme don’t you think? If you ask any health expert […]