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Drowning in hydration advice

The past couple of weeks have seen our first taste of real summer weather, with temperatures climbing to nearly 30°C in the Scottish Highlands! While training in fine summer weather is undoubtedly more enjoyable than slogging through long, cold and dismal winter, it does bring its own challenges – the main one being to keep […]

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Risks of sauna-induced weight loss

Sauna-induced dehydration is an effective way for athletes competing in weight class events to lose weight rapidly before competition, according to a new study from Spain. However, female athletes may find the weight loss benefits cancelled out by a decrease in explosive power. Athletes competing in such events as weight-lifting, judo, karate, boxing, rowing and […]

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Midnight snacking may make athletes fatter

The later you stay up at night, the higher your risk of tacking on unwanted body fat. That’s the somewhat strange story which has emerged from recent research carried out in France. The new French studies were carried out because previous research had uncovered two startling facts: (1 ) When factory workers change from day […]

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