One of the biggest benefits of being out in the open air is the exposure we get to sunlight. All too often we spend our days sitting in front of a computer or slaving away in a building of some sort – getting out for a stroll, a run, a hike, or even a cycle means we give our bodies a much needed boost of vitamin D. How? Well, the sunshine vitaminis one of the few that we can’t actually derive naturally from food – we get it predominantly from the sun or from fortified foods such a milk. It’s quite apt that we get it from the sun, really, as vitamin D is the ‘happy vitamin’; it helps the body produce serotonin, alleviates stress, and elevates moods. And remember… a happy body is, of course, a healthy one. So, get out for some sun
Gymnastics strength and conditioning is changing faster than ever before, which is amazing to see.
Cultural barriers around gymnasts lifting weights, using mixed models of gymnastics specific and general strength work, and more science based practices are finally making their way into mainstream gymnastics.
I firmly believe that this will be the biggest change we see in gymnastics during the next 5 years.
Let's talk about back health! Working from home, and spending so much more time on the sofa or in bed, can wreak havoc on your back in the long term. It’s absolutely vital that you take care of your back and prevent low back pain from taking hold in your life. Luckily, we’re here to help. Take a look at some of these helpful tips to ward off low back pain and keep you fit and healthy as you tackle the other, non-physical issues around you.
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