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Are You A Junkfood Runner?

Written by Karen Finlayson on June 28th, 2017.      0 comments

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You love your running, that feeling of freedom, your body in the flow; fitter, faster and stronger than your lazy buddies slouching on their couches… You do it because you love it and you know it is making you healthier right?
Current western thinking agrees with you – most of your couchy friends think you are a god/dess of well-being… but think on this… Is it possible that the running you do has all the health benefits of scoffing a mars bar?
 
 

A runner's musings: From Instrumental Noise to Superhero Epiphany

Written by Bodyneed Sports Clinic on April 17th, 2017.      0 comments

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My brains reaction to running I liken to music of a symphony orchestra. Simultaneously opening with brass, percussion, strings and woodwind I create a gigantic instrumental noise. Multiple bum notes develop into a harmonious melody and the final phase of my masterpiece ends with a magnificent clash of cymbals...

Read on for our first exploration into a runner's mind!
Topics: Training, Wellbeing
 

Is your job the cause of all your sports injuries?

Written by Karen Finlayson on November 17th, 2016.      2 comments

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Live a life less sedentary and continue your adventures!

We’ve all read that sitting is the new smoking and will send you to an early grave, but what is it we are really talking about here? It’s not just the sitting, but our sedentary lifestyles and what we do all day every day that are the leading cause not only of an increased mortality rate but (worse??) of all those injuries you bring to us....
 

Power Up Your Performance with Knowledge

Written by Karen Finlayson on October 25th, 2016.      0 comments

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Want to know the number one difference between athletes who succeed in the long run and those who succumb to injury?
The answer is knowledge.
 Understanding how your body works for your sport can be the difference between endless struggle and finally breaking your personal best times and achieving your goals with joy. 
 

Mindfulness matters – how much of your sport is psychological?

Written by Simone St Clair on July 1st, 2016.      0 comments

Mindfulness may seem like the latest fad, with adult colouring books taking up space in book stores everywhere, mindfulness apps becoming increasingly popular and employers trying to use it as a technique to drive productivity from their staffHowever, the concept of mindfulness is not new nor is it likely to be going anywhere anytime soon, especially as more research is published to support its benefits. Unfortunately, it is not all as easy as buying a colouring in book or downloading the latest meditation app, so what is mindfulness exactly?  
Topics: Training , Wellbeing
 

9 Top Tips to Nail Your Off Season Training - stay motivated and ahead of the rest!

Written by Bodyneed Sports Clinic Clients and Partners on May 25th, 2016.      0 comments

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Winter is coming… and with it long nights, cold days and wild winds…brrr… not the most inspiring training weather to keep you motivated! So what can you do to keep yourself going? What is the best approach for you? Train harder or put your feet up? Cross train or perfect your technique? Or just pack it all in and head somewhere warm?
 
It would seem off-season training can be as diverse as mid-season training and should be tailored to your individual needs. We asked our awesome clients; a mix of professional athletes, weekend warriors and expert coaches (and our team!) what they do to keep inspired in the winter months.
 
 

A Shoe For Long Term Health - Top Tips When Buying Your Next Shoe

Written by Dr James Kueglar on October 13th, 2015.      0 comments

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“If you don’t stand for something, you’ll fall for anything” - Dr James Kueglar - running coach
We have and continue to see a major shake up occurring in the conventional wisdom surrounding athletic footwear. The pendulum is swinging, and ironically many of folk who ran in the minimal offerings of a few years ago, are now the same people running in the maximal offerings of today. As companies enter the market place and start throwing money around, without standing for something, people will fall for anything.

 
 

A conversation with Pip Meo, professional triathlete, bodyneed ambassador

Written by Bodyneed on September 8th, 2015.      0 comments


This week we sat down with Pip Meo - professional triathlete, bodyneed ambassador and all round good sort.
With her sights set firmly on the 2020 Olympics, Pip's dedication and drive has helped her overcome injury and train over 30 hours a week, all while maintaining a full time job, find out what her secret is.....

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Train your body for life - Functional strength and finding optimal muscle balance

Written by Bodyneed on August 12th, 2015.      0 comments


Functional strength and optimal muscle balance is essential in order to tackle and dominate life without injury. So what exactly is it and how do you make sure you have it? Our team reveals...

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Meet the Fantastic Ms. Fox - Our Trail Running Warrior

Written by Bodyneed on July 20th, 2015.      0 comments

We love catching up with our regulars and learning more about them. One of our favs (we don’t actually have favs!) is the dynamic Claire Fox. Claire is a charismatic, goal-setting fire ball – she started running just over ten years ago and her latest goal is to complete the 85km Tarawera Ultra marathon this coming February. She’s learnt a wee bit during her time running so we were eager to pick her brains.

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Red flags for injuries - How to know when you need to stop

Written by bodyneed on June 2nd, 2015.      0 comments


Injury is the number one fear of all athletes – and it doesn’t discriminate between beginners or elites.  Training for a big endurance event is never going to be completely pain-free – mild aches and pains are to be expected as your distance increases. The trick is knowing when to seek advice…

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Ditch the Drugs – Massage and Pain-free Training

Written by Bodyneed on June 1st, 2015.      0 comments

Can massage really replace your voltaren?   YES – it all depends on the reason you’re taking pain relief.  In many cases, those ongoing training aches, pains and niggles can be soothed away with some good ‘ol massage. 

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Fuel for the Journey

Written by Bodyneed on May 27th, 2015.      0 comments

Mars bar or protein bar? Barley Sugar or boiled egg?? Carbs are good, carbs are bad…?!!
 
When it comes to knowing what and how to eat, we are inundated by information. It can be a minefield to navigate and it’s really important to get this right. Here’s our take on the where-to’s and why’s of good sports nutrition.

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Topics: Training , Wellbeing
 

Seven Critical Keys to Finishing Your Event

Written by Bodyneed on May 20th, 2015.      0 comments

There are 7 critical keys that you need to know before you embark on your training journey.  While you might finish without them, your journey will be easier and less painful if you make sure you incorporate these critical keys.
 

Active Recovery and the Road to Success

Written by Bodyneed on May 19th, 2015.      0 comments

Active Recovery isn't a new idea, but do you know why it's so good for you?

We get all scientific on it and unpack the reasons why it's so great to get moving on your off-days.

No pressure mind, we know that couch is calling...

Active Recovery Runners
Topics: Pilates, Training
 
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