The Matt Roberts Wellness Blog

Browse through our collection of articles on personal training, sports performance, nutrition, lifestyle and rehabilitation.

Dealing With Stress
Dealing With Stress

When acute stress becomes more long term and its potential impact on the body is more substantial, the term chronic stress is used.

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The Three Best Supplements For Men
The Three Best Supplements For Men

Although many of the essential nutrients we need in our lives occur naturally in food and it is just about making sure we select the right ones, it is sometimes necessary give our bodies a little extra help.

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5 Tips For Your Triathlon Training
5 Tips For Your Triathlon Training

It was announced earlier this year that the Pru Health World Triathlon Final will be taking place in London and it will follow an identical course to that of the Olympics in 2012.

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Exercise And Sleep
Exercise And Sleep

Exercise has long been known to improve sleep and studies have shown that a single bout of moderate-intensity aerobic exercise (e.g. walking) can reduce the time it takes for those with chronic insomnia to fall asleep and increase the length of time spent asleep.

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Swimming: Improving Your Stroke
Swimming: Improving Your Stroke

Matt outlines the benefits of using the gym to boost your swim speed. He explains the different exercises to do to boost arm pull down and the exercises to do to boost kick speed (based on front crawl stroke).

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The Best Low Calorie Foods For Men
The Best Low Calorie Foods For Men

Being on a calorie restricted diet does not have to mean eating less food (phew!), it means making the right choices, and loading up on those low calorie foods.

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Confused About Supplements?
Confused About Supplements?

Have you ever walked into a health shop and seen the endless array of supplements wondering what you should be looking for? It is a recipe for confusion!

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The Benefits Of Konjac
The Benefits Of Konjac

Konjac glucomannan fibre slows the absorption of sugar and cholesterol from the digestive tract, helping to control sugar levels in diabetics and reducing cholesterol levels.

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Climbing
Climbing

Why go to the gym when you can achieve the same results climbing?

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Hidden Sugars
Hidden Sugars

As fat loss is the number one goal this time of year we wanted to concentrate on clearing up a few misconceptions when it comes to nutrition.

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Training Splits
Training Splits

Matt explains the benefits of this training technique, including any latest research, and how to put it into practice.

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Christmas Pretox Advice
Christmas Pretox Advice

With only weeks to go, the countdown to christmas has well and truly begun.

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