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      The term ‘muscle cramp’ refers to a contraction of the muscle which is involuntary and can be very painful. Muscle cramp can also be referred to as muscle spasms. Cramp is an extremely common problem for athletes and those engaging in sports activity, and can occur in any skeletal muscle. Most commonly […]

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An extremely common type of sports-related injury is a sprained or ‘twisted’ ankle. Ordinarily this kind of sprain occurs when the foot twists and rolls to the outside, causing the supporting ligaments on the outside of the ankle to sprain ie. Stretch. The injury will usually cause swelling of the area, a throbbing pain and […]

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The most common cause of a sports injury is the failure to warm-up sufficiently before beginning strenuous activity, however injuries are also often caused by the incorrect use of equipment and insufficient safety precautions. Those most susceptible to sports injury are competitive and professional athletes, whose intense training can make certain muscles vulnerable to injury […]

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As a sportsman, you are likely to undergo intense physical activities that may often lead to an injury.  Actually, sports and injuries are very closely related and it is nearly impossible for the athletes to avoid injuries. There are several numbers of reasons for which most of the sportspeople face wounds and some of them […]

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It was found that 80 percent of all dieters fail in their diets in the first seven days. The UK food company Alpro did a clinical study in 2013 and found that 10 percent fail after the second day. So if you’re not losing weight, then at least you aren’t alone, right? Wrong. The casual […]

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24 August 2017 BY DR AMIR HAMZAH ABDUL LATIFF Does your family have a history of food allergies? Afraid to give your child her first taste of peanut butter in case of an allergy? Do you dread to feed her fish, eggs or milk? Relax, here’s how you can safely introduce potentially allergenic food to […]

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New research has looked into how different exercises affect appetite – but it’s a tricky area to study By: Luisa Dillner Monday 14 August 2017 07.00 BST After an hour in the gym you’re feeling pretty good about yourself. Less so two hours later, when you’ve demolished half the fridge. But the relationship between exercise and weight […]

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There’s no secret – the simplest things are often the best, says nutritionist Dr John Briffa, if we want to feel good all year round By: Psychologies Eat ‘primally’ Common sense dictates that the best diet is one based on foods we’ve been eating the longest in terms of our time on this planet. These are the […]

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“A coach is someone who tells you what you don’t want to hear, and has you see what you don’t want to see, so you can be who you have always known you can be”. Tom Landry

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Reading gives your brain a different kind of workout than watching TV or listening to the radio. Whether you’re absorbed in a page-turner or simply scanning an instruction manual for your coffee maker, “parts of the brain that have evolved for other functions—such as vision, language, and associative learning—connect in a specific neural circuit for […]

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