**Coming Soon** Sodium Sweat Monitoring by Craig Watson

Whenever you exercise, you lose fluids through sweat. Within sweat are small substances known as electrolytes which are essential for normal body function. One of these electrolytes is sodium (Found within table salt) which is required for controlling fluid balance in the body as well as having a major role in maintaining normal blood pressure and the normal function of the brain and muscles.

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The Truth About Protein Requirements by Craig Watson

It is that time of year again where everyone from the people wanting to lose weight to gym users wanting to bulk up flock to the supplement shops and stock up on the protein powders believing it is the main thing needed to achieve their goals. But what should you actually be doing to achieve the best results?
 

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Personal Account: Why what you eat on the days/weeks before is just as important as the morning of competition by Craig Watson

A personal account into why eating in the days and weeks leading up to competition is so important! This is how my 30th birthday managed to derail my training goals.

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Proof That Herbalife Is Only Focussed On Getting Your Money by Craig Watson

There is a tool on the Herbalife website that tells your if you are a healthy weight or not and gives you recommendations based on this information. It is astonishing that they can try and sell me that amount of products that are completely unnecessary, despite acknowledging that I am healthy!

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Could your recovery from pain be getting hindered by your diet? by Craig Watson

Are you getting tired of a recurring pain? It is common that you will be getting prescribed pain killers for it but all they are doing to numbing the pain and not addressing the root cause of the problem. It may well be that you are not eating the right foods and could be suffering a deficiency which can result in symptoms such as muscle spasms and nerve pain etc

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Is there a difference between milk protein and whey supplements? by Craig Watson

This is a question that seems to crop up quite a lot, especially from people looking to gain muscle. Many people think that the supplemented form of protein will give you more benefits than simply drinking milk. So what is the truth?

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The truth about green tea supplements by Craig Watson

I have been noticing a huge rise in the number green tea supplements out there, especially being sold on social media and are being marketed as something which is an essential part of the human diet.

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Why should you pay attention to the salt residue on clothing afer exercise? by Craig Watson

This situation may be familiar to you, or perhaps you know someone who always has white marks on their clothes after they workout. What does this mean and why is it important that you pay attention to this?

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Why you should be wary of Herbalife by Craig Watson

I recently stumbled across a website which has various blogs and information about Herbalife. One of them caught my eye which was called "Six facts about protein shakes" and was written by a member of the Herbalife Nutrition Advisory Board, which I thought I would have a look at to see what he had to say.

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5 Nutrition Tips To Survive The British Winter by Craig Watson

With winter fast approaching, and the temperature dropping it can become a bit of a problem for many of us to stick to our nutritional habits that seen us do so well over the summer. The cold weather and shorter days can bring with it an increase in colds + flu's, fatigue and the risk of vitamin D deficiency. 

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10 alternatives to protein supplements by Craig Watson

I have said on a number of occasions that protein products are not necessary, and believe it or not the vast majority of people can easily get the required amount of protein through their diet alone. Excess is simply being excreted meaning a lot of the expensive powders you buy could end up being expensive urine. It is also suggested that too much protein in the diet can out pressure on the kidneys and could lead to further complications.

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Alternatives to Juice Plus - Part 2: Complete Soup by Craig Watson

Part 2 of my Alternatives to Juice Plus series. This time focusing on the Complete Soup product. Coming in at a staggering £2.30 per portion how much cheaper is it to make an equivalent soup from scratch using fresh vegetables? 

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12 Tips to help you stick to your weight loss plan by Craig Watson

Now that we are into the new year, many of us will be embarking on a new weight loss journey having previously tried many 'celebrity' diets, extreme diets as well as the countless supplements that can be found being sold by friends on social media.

Here are 12 tips that will help you stick to your weight loss plans without depriving yourself of the things you like and help keep you motivated to carry on going.

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What To Eat To Make Your Movember Moustache Really Stand Out by Craig Watson

From Handlebar to Horseshoe, French to Fu Manchu you need to make sure you look after your new fuzzy friend. Just as you need to look after your body, your tache is no different. There are a number of vitamins, minerals and other nutrients that could help turn you into a budding Tom Selleck. 

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Why should you be cautious about Aloe Vera supplements? by Craig Watson

Recently, I have seen a boom in the sales of Aloe Vera products both in skin care and nutritional supplements. Where it has been shown that it can be beneficial for use on the skin the same cannot be said for it as a nutritional supplement. 

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