Exercises that essentially comprise your workout routine? The therapy you undertake to prevent sports-related injury?
Over the years I’ve suffered with many injuries, big and small. It’s one of the risks related to endurance sport and the need to do so much training. In order to keep my body strong and hopefully injury free I do 3 strength and conditioning sessions a week where I work on any weak areas that I have, plus lots of lower limb conditioning as running is generally a high injury risk sport. I’ve also learnt how best to look after my body as I’ve matured, so lots of stretching plus 2 sports massage or physiotherapy sessions a week. As I get older I definitely have to respect my body more.
The diet that you follow to remain healthy and physically fit? Two supplements that are key essential for immunity and enhanced performance.
I don’t follow any special diet; I just try to eat a healthy balanced diet, with lots of fruit and veg, good quality protein, carbohydrates, and some treats thrown in there too. I try to limit my dairy and caffeine intake as I find they aggravate my respiratory problems, but otherwise I eat what I want to ensure my body is fuelled sufficiently for the training I’m asking it to do. I take probiotics and omega fish oils to help support my immune system, and a daily dose of U-Perform Collagen to support my joints, ligaments and tendons and enhance post workout recovery and repair.
Training in extreme weather conditions can show its toll on hair & skin, five tips you follow for skin, and hair care?
The biggest revelation for me in terms of looking after my skin has been the discovery of the Pretty Athletic skin care range. Until that point I was really lazy with my skin care, and neglected it despite exposing it on a daily basis to chlorine, wind, rain, sun, sweat and everything in between. It’s designed specifically to meet the needs of active women from moisturisers to gel cleansers, shower scrubs to soothing tonics.
The products are easy to use around the demands of an active lifestyle, look and smell amazing, and genuinely leave your skin looking and feeling wonderful. My favourite products in the range are the Sweat proof Neutralising Hydration Gel, the Recovery Boost Cell Repair Serum, and the Cool down Purifying Gel Cleanser. I would definitely recommend even the laziest or time strapped exerciser to at least give it a try.
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