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Fitness

How much protein do we really need to build muscle?


Find out more about how fuelling your body with the right foods can help build muscle and improve performance.

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Are micronutrients important for athletes?


Running coach Siobhan Rootes explains why it is crucial athletes optimise their micronutrient levels

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We're at BodyPower!


We have some great things planned at the UK's biggest fitness expo!

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The importance of iron to the endurance athlete


Running with Us coaches explain the importance of monitoring iron levels in endurance athletes.

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Should you exercise when tired?


Find out the warning signs to look out for when deciding whether to power through and train or allow yourself to rest and recover.

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The Marathon Journey


Running with Us coaches give their top tips for a successful marathon training journey.

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Sports and Performance - its not just about what you look like on the outside!


You may have impressive muscles or be able to run 5k without breaking a sweat, but what's going on on the inside?

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5 ways running benefits health


Incorporating physical exercise into our daily lives is important to keep us fit and healthy. Running with Us coaches give 5 reasons why running is great for our health.

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Strong and injury free running


Running With Us coaches give examples of core exercises which if performed regularly will help develop stability and balance in your running stride and improve your posture to help with your running efficiency.

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How to avoid overtraining


Top Running With Us coach Tom Craggs gives his top tips on how to avoid overtraining and the warning signs of overtraining syndrome to watch out for.

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Achieving your goals - self-love


In the fifth part of our 'achieving your goals' series, lifestyle coach Effie Parnell-Hopkinson explains how self-love and acceptance can help you reach your goals.

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Running tips for beginners


If you are looking to take up running in the New Year or any other sport for that matter, you need to read these top tips to help you kickstart your new fitness journey!

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The best foods to eat before training


Running With Us coaches explain which foods are best to eat before training and how to go about integrating these into your diet and routine.

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Get your winter wardrobe sorted


Over the last few weeks the cold, winter weather has been creeping in, making it the time to dig out the gloves and warmer sports kit!

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Testosterone:Cortisol - the all important ratio


Medichecks doctor Daniel Grant explains more about the Testosterone:Cortisol ratio which has been added to many of our sports profiles.

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The motivational running tips you need to know


We spoke with top running coach and personal trainer Siobhan Rootes who shared her 6 top tips for keeping the motivation up whilst running and training hard.

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Streamlining our sports range


Find out more about the changes we have made to our specialist sports performance blood tests.

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Blood Testing in Bodybuilding - Why It's Important


Blood testing offers an innovative way to establish your baseline health, hormones and nutrition to be able to track your progress at key stages throughout your training programme.

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Lost your fitness mojo? Read our tips for getting it back.


We all know the value of exercise for our long term health, but sometimes its difficult to find the time, energy and motivation to make exercise part of our regular routine. Read our tips on how to rediscover your fitness mojo.

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Anna Boniface - Why I test my bloods during training


We spoke to endurance athlete and physiotherapist Anna Boniface about the benefits of blood testing with Medichecks in sports training.

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5 Key Bio-markers For Sport Performance Optimisation


Find out more about the markers you should be monitoring to take your training to the next level.

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5 Reasons You're Not Seeing Results In The Gym


Sometimes it feels like we are putting all the effort into our exercise, but not seeing the changes we want. Here are 5 possible reasons.

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Find us at Elevate and Elite Sports Expo!


We're excited to be at the UK's biggest fitness trade show!

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Find us at the Virgin Money London Marathon Expo


We have some exciting things in store!

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Cross Country Champion Louise Damen puts our Endurance Check to the test


International marathon and cross country champion, Louise Damen, took our Endurance Check Plus to make sure she's race-ready.

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