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Traditionally we have been taught that excessive fat in our diet is behind weight problems and diseases of lifestyle, notably obesity, coronary heart disease, high blood pressure and diabetes. Nutritional research, however, has promoted a key shift in our understanding and the evidence indicates that the underlying cause of weight (body fat) gain in most people is their development of increasing carbohydrate resistance (also called carbohydrate intolerance).

Rest & Recovery

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We are all aware of the benefits of exercise and you probably work hard to design a challenging workout program. However, we often neglect the really important 60% of an effective training program: rest and recovery. This article is about getting full recovery of both mind and body so you're refreshed and "fighting fit" for your next session; not just resting one body part for two or three days while you chisel away at the others. With these techniques, you'll speed up your body's adaptive processes (recovery) which will leave you stronger, fitter and leaner in less time!

What's Happening At Innovate HPC

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Welcome to Innovate High Performance Centre's first monthly newsletter! In these monthly editions you can expect to receive that latest information and research on nutrition, health, and advances in the field of sport science, as well as healthy-eating tips and fun new exercises to try.

August Newsletter

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Dion Yatras - Pistol Shooter

Dion is the President of the Zimbabwe Sports Shooting Federation. He has been shooting for 14 years and is now the top ranked pistol shooter in Zimbabwe. Since 2002 he has won an array of competitions, some of which are listed below, and in 2010 he was awarded Zimbabwe Colours.

Over-pronation and the Kinetic Chain

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The kinetic chain is a term that trainers often use to describe the connection of the various components of the body that are vital for movement. Each of these components, or ‘links’ (i.e. foot, ankle, knee, hip, lumbar spine, thoracic spine, and the cervical spine) are generally termed either ‘mobile’ or ‘stable’.

January 2015 Newslatter

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We hope you had a lovely festive season and enjoyed some precious moments with friends and family :) Yes, it’s that time of year again when New Years resolutions are made and hopefully adhered to, but if you’re struggling to set a few fitness related ones, here are 5 simple steps for you to follow to help you kickstart 2015 the way you want to...

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