Exercise, diet and sex…want to live forever?

The residents in Acciaroli, Italy, live for a long time. The average age for a woman in this picturesque, idillic southern Italian town is an astonishing 92. This is much older than the average Italian and much much older than the average westerner. But why do people here live so long? A recent study claims to have…

Why are electrolytes important? Part 2

In part one we looked at what electrolytes are and why they are so important to the body. Here in Part 2, we look at what happens to electrolytes as you exercise, why electrolytes are important and what you can do to optimise performance before, during and after a workout. The main reason why electrolytes…

Why are electrolytes important? – Part 1

It is common-place now for sporty people to talk about electrolytes, electrolyte balance and restoring lost electrolytes after exercise. But what does this mean? Why are electrolytes important? And how does it affect you? This two-part series will explain the basic background in what electrolytes are and why they are important and how to optimise electrolyte…

Paleo Diet Basics

The Paleo Diet (also called the Palaeolithic, caveman or hunter’s diet) has grown increasingly popular over the last few years. But what is the Paleo Diet? Is it good for you? What is the rationale behind it? Read the full article on my WatchFit page here