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Sport & Muscles
Protein smoothies: how do you make them? Our 4 best recipes

Want to boost your protein intake in a fun way (without eating steak or chicken breasts)? Be part of the protein smoothie trend with these 4 ‘ready-to-use recipes.

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Sport & Muscles
Natural, homemade pre-workouts: our best recipes

There’s nothing like a ‘pre-workout’ drink to set you up for exercise. Discover how to prepare a homemade pre-workout that will help you get the most out of your training session.

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Sport & Muscles
Amino acids: in which foods and supplements are they found?

The basic building blocks of proteins, amino acids are found in foods as well as in dietary supplements. Find out how to ensure you’re getting enough.

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Sport & Muscles
What role does ATP play in the body and how can you boost it?

ATP is present in the cells of all living things. What exactly does it do and how can you increase production?

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Sport & Muscles
Creatine: why, how and when should you take it?

Very popular with sportspeople and bodybuilders in particular, creatine has managed to develop a bad reputation … even though it’s perfectly safe! Discover creatine’s effects and the best way of benefiting from it.

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Sport & Muscles
The best supplements to take if you want to gain muscle

Would you like to be able to show off an impressive, muscular physique in the space of a few weeks or months? Here are the top five supplements for helping you to gain muscle mass more effectively.

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Sport & Muscles
Does taurine stop you sleeping?

Taurine gets something of a bad rap. But did you know that it’s naturally produced by the body? Discover the (unexpected) effects of this substance – particularly on sleep

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Sport & Muscles
Does whey protein really help increase muscle mass?

Whey is a powdered protein complex popular in the world of sports nutrition. Here we take a look at the efficacy of these proteins and how they can help maximise your body’s performance and athleticism.

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Sport & Muscles
Does exercise really strengthen the immune system?

“Walking is man’s best medicine.” So said Hippocrates in 400BC. Was he right? Let’s explore whether exercise really does improve the body’s defences.

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Sport & Muscles
How to maintain a toned body throughout summer

Summer is in full swing. Al fresco lunches, lazing on the beach, afternoon strolls in the sun, long evenings with friends… the pleasures of summer are many and varied, but they can take a toll on body tone, affecting not only our skin and hair but our muscles too. Fortunately, help is at hand. Here are three key tips to help you maintain a firm, toned body throughout the summer months.

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Sport & Muscles
Lack of magnesium: symptoms and solutions

To help reduce the risk of magnesium deficiency, the experts at SuperSmart have put together this practical guide on inadequate magnesium levels: the causes, consequences, symptoms, solutions and prevention …

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Sport & Muscles
5 mistakes to avoid when exercising

Keeping fit, staying in shape, losing weight, gaining muscle … the benefits of exercising and engaging in sports activities are many and varied, provided, that is, the conditions are right.

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