“I never thought you’d be able to see abs on my body” - How Olympic Hurdler Pamela Dutkiewicz Overcame Her Insecurities
With multiple medals at national championships as a junior athlete, Pamela Dutkiewicz had always been a prodigious talent. Super fast and always in the running for podium finishes, in 2010 she was the third fastest U20 hurdler in the world. Behind the scenes though, she felt insecure and uncomfortable about her appearance. “I once overheard one of the coaching staff describe me as ‘the chubby one.’” she told WortAthleten. “The thought of a photo of me appearing in a newspaper would scare the living daylight out of me. It was all I could think about in the days following a competition.”
International sporting events are a microcosm of the world that we live in. They’re full of stories of determination and courage, of people overcoming overwhelming odds to achieve their dreams. We see the same choices we make every day play themselves out, their con|Posted: August 31, 2017|Categories: Lifestyle
As well as the physical benefits of exercise and regular activity, a fit and healthy lifestyle has also been clinically proven to be one of the most effective ways of improving your mental health. With mental health spanning from stress and anxiety through to intense depression and with an estimated one fifth of UK adults suffering from some kind of mental health issue each year, the question is how can exercise really help?
Exercise A Secret Remedy?
For many who have encountered mental health issues, the thought of getting out and exercising may be daunting, however it has been proven that regular exercise can relieve stress, improve memory, help you sleep better and boost your overall mood.
Building Exercise Into Your Routine?
If like so many of us you have a busy lifestyle and are not currently a fitness enthusiast, but want to reap the benefits of fitness, you will firstly be pleased to know that research also indicat|Posted: February 17, 2017|Categories: Lifestyle
“New year, new you.” January detoxes are all the rage right now and a lot of newspaper articles and websites are extolling the virtues of juice cleanses and other diets purported to help you get your new year off to a healthy start. But what’s the science behind them, and what’s the best way to take part in a January detox without negatively impacting your performance?
Lots of detoxes promise you that you can wash away the calorific sins you’ve committed over the holidays and flush out all of the toxins in your body by switching to an extreme diet for a short time. Some even go as far as saying that detoxes can help prevent disease. The problem with these claims is that if toxins really did build up in your body in this way you’d likely be in need of serious medical attention - your kidneys, your liver, even your lungs and your skin are all helping to detoxify your body right now.
If you go on a week long juice cleanse you might lose weight, but th