health and fitness

19/10/2017

The 8 best stretches and yoga poses for cyclists

Cyclists are generally lacking in flexibility. This affects both performance and enjoyment. This article looks at why flexibility suffers from cycling and explores why this in turn affects performance. The article recommends the top 8 stretches and yoga poses that all cyclists should incorporate into their weekly routine to ensure they benefit the most from time spent on the bike,
12/09/2017

A Simple Explanation of Heart Rate Zones for the Endurance Cyclist

If you are one of the many heart rate monitor wearers that actually do not understand what and how to use a heart rate zone then this simple article explains what the five commonly used zones are, how you recognise them and how you can measure them for yourself.
04/09/2017

The 7 Do’s and Don’ts of Intermittent Fasting

Fasting isn’t a new idea -- many religions have practiced some form for centuries. Recently, fasting has experienced a renaissance among the health conscious who see it as a way to detox, and look and feel better. There are several methods ranging from an overnight fast to a 1 day or even 2 day fast. Whichever method you choose read on to find the 7 Do’s and Don’ts to help you achieve a successful fast.
23/08/2017

7 Things I Wish I’d Known When I Started Triathlon

When I started triathlon 16 years ago I knew nothing! Sixteen years later I now coach beginner and experienced triathletes and ensure I pass on to all of them the wisdom gained from 16 years of getting it wrong! Why don't you short circuit 16 years and read this article now to discover the 7 things I wish I'd known when I started triathlon.
07/08/2017

Making protein SIMPLE!

Getting sufficient protein into our bodies on a daily basis is VITAL for good health. We need quality proteins to build new quality cells on a daily basis. But how much is SUFFICIENT? How much are we CURRENTLY eating? How can we safely INCREASE the amount of protein we take in daily? This article by Liz, a nutritional biochemist and triathlon coach, helps make protein SIMPLE.
28/07/2017

Deanna talks about her journey to drop a dress size …

Deanna explains how Liz supports her health and wellness journey
26/07/2017

Kath McKenzie tells us why she is loving being part of the Bowral Classic Programme

Read this testimonial from Kath McKenzie to find out why she is loving being part of the Bowral Cycling Classic Training Programme
30/06/2017

Should I Eat Before I Workout in the Morning?

To fuel or not to fuel prior to a morning working out continues to be a hot topic in the world of dieting, sporting performance and healthy eating. But if excuses like "Ï'm just not hungry in the morning" or "I'm trying to lose weight" popped into your mind when you read this headline then read on to find out the perfect FUEL for your morning workout which will get the best out of your workout at minimal effort and maximum benefit to your body.
22/06/2017

Got a gnawing hole in your tummy? Fill it with delicious home made muesli!

Easy to make home-made muesli. Just throw some or all of the following into your blender, food processor or thermomix and pulse on and off for […]
19/06/2017

Another indoor session for the rainy day blues

Another rainy day? Never fear - we have the answer to your training blues. Try this intermediate level indoor bike session to chase the blues away and earn your dinner!
14/06/2017

Needing a health reboot? Is Dry July the answer?

At this time of year you might be contemplating “Dry July”. You might think that 30 days of no alcohol (or even no chocolate) will make you healthy again. My big question is WHY DRY JULY? If you are doing it to get healthy – will these simple changes actually make you healthy again? How hard will it be to follow a diet where two of the food and beverage items used to overcome low energy, low self-esteem or bad cravings are simply removed with nothing new added in their place? And shouldn’t you be doing something that’s sustainable so you can affect your health over the longer term – not just look for a short term fix? So what do I suggest instead? Well – rather than just remove these items – why don’t you try putting in some good STUFF instead? I suggest you try nutritional cleansing. It’s risk free with a full money back guarantee if you are not happy with your results or the products within the first 30 days. I’ll bet you never need to consider ‘Dry July’ again!
30/05/2017

5 creative ways to make veggies more interesting

Vegetables make your meal more nutritious, more interesting AND more filling. Vegetables are high in fibre so the effort of chewing and digesting them keeps our bodies busy helping us feel satiated. So if they are so vital to a healthy meal why do I frequently get asked how to make a meal with five (or more vegetables)? Here are my simple top five starter ideas.