For many, the recent global pandemic has shone a spotlight on how we treat our bodies, whether it’s because we smoke and drink, or because we eat too much and exercise too little. It has affected those that are lazy […]
The sports nutrition industry is big business. It was valued at just over $50 billion in 2018 and is expected to grow to $81.5 billion by 2023. A large component of this industry consists of protein supplements, such as protein […]
We often like to focus on building muscle and stamina, as we tend to think that these are what help us get through the day. Our bones and joints, however, are just as important, and they both require their own […]
Stamina is the amount of energy we are able to use before we become tired or exhausted, and it’s a term that most athletes come to know extremely well, especially those that are involved in a sport on a professional […]
Natalie du Toit is a South African swimmer that is best known for winning gold medals at both the Commonwealth Games and the 2004 Paralympic Games. She is one of the successful disabled swimmers of all times, and was one […]
No matter what kind of exercise an athlete takes part in, the idea behind the activity is to try and work the muscles as much as possible. This process involves damaging the muscle to a certain extent, allowing it to […]
Neurogenesis is a term that’s only recently begun to make headlines, but one that neuroscientists have been studying for a long time. Neurogenesis is the human brain’s ability to create new neurons, something that scientists thought for a long time […]
If you’re someone who lives with a disability and has a passion for sports, why not consider becoming a Paralympian? As challenging as it may be, you know nothing is impossible given hard work and the right training.
The 16th Summer Paralympics will be held from the 25th of August to the 6th of September 2020, and will stage 540 events in 22 sports. The gold standard of international multi-sports competitions for para-athletes is always full of action, […]
Many of us idolise professional athletes, and with good cause.