Injury Prevention

Check out our hints and tips on preventing sports injuries, training, fitness and sports nutrition.

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Replenishing electrolytes after strenuous exercise is crucial, and magnesium has a particularly role in muscular health and recovery. Researchers studying marathon runners found magnesium to be the most highly depleted electrolyte in athletes, followed by potassium.

Read more: The Importance of Magnesium For Muscle Recovery

Foam roller

In an ideal world, an expert sports or deep tissue massage would always follow an intensive workout. However for the average amateur sportsman or woman, unfortunately a personal masseuse isn't a viable reality.

Read more: Why A Foam Roller Should be Part of Your Kit

Sauna benefits after exercise

The remedial effects of saunas have made them a common feature in many gyms and sporting facilities. A mainstay of Scandinavian well-being culture, saunas offer a plethora of easily accessible health advantages. In this article we take a detailed look at the specific benefits offered by using a sauna after exercise.

Read more: 5 Benefits of a Sauna After Exercise

Yoga

The benefits of yoga have been widely publicised, and yoga lifestyles dominate the feeds of healthy lifestyle sites and social media. But beyond the 'om', how can practising this ancient art apply to the science of peak athletic performance? Increasingly major sports teams are integrating yoga into their training plans.

Read more: Why Famous Athletes Use Yoga to Optimise Performance

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Recovering from injury can be a frustrating process, particularly for those who are used to an active lifestyle. These sports stars went beyond the realms of recovery to achieve high and win big. So if you're currently feeling frustrated by injury, use these stories for inspiration and a reminder that from recovery can come victory. Here are six athletes who defied the odds of injury to achieve astonishing acts of sporting success.

Read more: Six Athletes Who achieved Astonishing Victory After Injury