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5 facts you didn’t know about protein

Extra dietary protein such as protein powders, drinks and bars are now in the mainstream and offering us the choice to consume protein more efficiently and conveniently. Until recently, protein powders were associated with bodybuilding and ‘big muscles’ and for the rest of us, especially for women, who exercise regularly the fear of ‘bulking up’ stopped us reaching for a protein shake.

But the perception is changing and it’s now widely known that protein is essential to repair muscle tissue after exercise and improve recovery.

There is a wide variety of products available now offering protein for muscle recovery, weight loss and general wellbeing. Protein is for everyone, so here are 5 facts you didn’t know about protein.

How collagen helps with hair loss and thinning hair

Worried about hair loss and thinning hair? You’re not alone

Contrary to popular belief, hair loss and thinning hair is a real problem for women as well as men. Recent studies indicate that an estimated 8 million women in the UK are now suffering from hair loss and one in three has thinning hair. NHS England estimates that around 50% of women over the age of 65 experience female-pattern baldness.

 

The surprising benefits of omega oils

Today’s eating habits are more and more calorific. Biscuits, chips, carbohydrates, starchy and highly processed food has overwhelmed our diet. This food intake often lacks omega oil, a fatty acid which has a predominant place in a healthy body. Omega oils help everything from the skin to the brain and even the respiratory system.

Amazing facts that help keep joints healthy

Cartilage is up to eight times more slippery than ice

 

Cartilage is the superhero when it comes to joints. Up to eight times more slippery than ice and with the ability to soak up and push out water as easily as a sponge, cartilage has evolved perfectly for joints. People that suffer with osteoarthritis experience a loss in cartilage which leads to joints becoming less lubricated and cushioned. The best way to prevent this is to strengthen the muscles around the joint to relieve the load the joint is carrying.

‘R’ is for Rest and Recovery

Serious training requires serious recovery

Many people that love to train their bodies are in danger of shortening their active lives by failing to take their recovery seriously.

 

Ever been guilty of over-training for a big event and then coming down with a bad cold that lays you low for a week? Read on and get ready to recover.