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  • Ask the experts: how to deal with swim-induced ear infections

    Ask the experts: how to deal with swim-induced ear infections

    19th August 2015

    Our experts are on hand to tackle your training, nutrition and injury questions… Q: I’m a keen swimmer and have recently begun to train in open water, with a view to competing in some open-water events later this year. However, over the last couple…

  • To detox or not to detox

    To detox or not to detox

    15th July 2015

    Have you been tempted by a detox this summer? See what the experts think of detoxing… Q: I’ve heard a great deal about going on a detox. What do you think? Lindsay Holden (MSC.) – Nutritionist and personal trainer  purelifestyles.co.uk A: A…

  • Training on the 5:2 diet

    Training on the 5:2 diet

    12th January 2015

    Guidance on training while following this popular diet from sports nutritionist, Emma Barraclough… Q. A couple of friends are doing the 5:2 diet and I’m tempted to join them. Can I train on my two ‘starvation’ days? Jason White, by email A.…

  • How to lose weight and keep it off

    How to lose weight and keep it off

    12th January 2015

    Personal trainer Rob Jones looks at how to lose weight the healthy way… Q. I’d like to lose a bit of timber and keep it off. What’s a reasonable monthly target for weight loss? Nick Barnes, by email  A. Losing weight is…

  • Eating raw eggs like Rocky

    Eating raw eggs like Rocky

    7th January 2015

    Are eating raw eggs all they’re cracked up to be? Nutritionist Emma Barraclough answers your questions… Q. In the Rocky films he ate his eggs raw with milk. Is there any benefit to eating eggs this way? Bill Hopkins, by email…