Are you Inflamm-Aging well?
What is inflamm-aging? And what can you do to ensure you’re inflamm-aging well? A reseaarch summary of the origional paper and how tracking HRV relates.
5 ways to improve Heart Rate Variability (HRV)
Heart Rate Variability (HRV) is an excellent measure of overall health and fitness. Upward trends have consistently been shown to correlate with increases in health, fitness and sporting performance. So how do you get your baseline rising?
Upcoming HRV Research: Exploring Yoga’s Impact on the ‘Rest and Digest’ ModeAfter many post-yoga musings with fellow yoga enthusiasts I became more and more curious about the subtle effects of this ancient practice on our modern way of life – diet, exercise, coping with the un-ending and ever-expanding list of ‘things to do’. It seems that...
Athletes: Fit but unhealthy?
Prof Paul Laursen & Dr Phil Maffetone have consistently preached the message that elite level performance needn’t be at the cost of your long term health. Their recent opinion piece highlighting why is summarised here.
Heart Rate Variability and long life – what’s the connection?
HRV has been recognised as an index of stress and vulnerability to stress, so it’s no big surprise that researchers have been looking for possible relationships between higher HRV and a longer lifespan.
How to Increase your Exercise SafelyWhether it’s a new years resolution or you’re returning to your training regime after the obligatory festive break, an increase in exercise and/or intensity needs to be carefully thought out to ensure you get the best out of every workout or training session.This post...
5 Benefits of High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT)With the festive period now over, it’s definitely time to dust off your training kit and get back to it! To help you out, we’ve put together some of the top benefits of high-intensity interval training (HIIT) for those of you looking to mix up your training regime for...
Tuesday Tips: 5 Tips for Optimising Breathing During Exercise
Here are five top tips for optimising your breathing during exercise from Professor Alison McConnell, author of “Breathe Strong, Perform Better”
The Most Advanced Yoga Practice Is BreathingLast summer I spent 2 weeks at the Sivananda Yoga Ashram in France on their Sadhana Intensive. The sanskrit word ‘sadhana’ refers to spiritual practice and the word ‘intensive’ refers to practising yoga for over 9 hours every day for 14 days....
Tuesday Tip: What Deep Breathing does for Your Body
This week’s Tuesday Tip takes a closer look at what deep breathing can do for you and provides some helpful tips to help you practice
Tuesday Tip: Diaphragmatic Breathing
In this installment of our Tuesday Tip series we will focus on diaphragmatic breathing. A great habit for athletes to get into since it will help you take in lots of oxygen during exercise.
Superfoods and Sports Performance
Can superfoods increase sports performance? Take a lot at our review of the recent channel 4 documentary Superfoods: The Real Story to find out.
HRV, Exercise, and Hydration
How key to recovery is hydrating immediately after exercise? Our latest Tuesday Tip takes a look at the relationship heart rate variability, exercise and hydration
Heart Rate Variability & Health – pt.2 Predicting chronic disease
Using the Framingham data this paper focuses on heart rate variability (HRV) and resting heart rate as predictors of cardiovascular disease, type-2 diabetes, and the so-called metabolic syndrome that also includes obesity and blood fat levels.
Sleep infographicThe physiological benefits of sleep, effect on heart rate variability (HRV), impact of sleep deprivation & tips for a better nights sleep! Do you have any other tips for a good nights sleep? Or if you like our sleep infographic but there are areas you’d...
Nutrition, Sleep and Heart Rate Variability
A great step towards better sleep is eating balanced, nutritious meals and snacks evenly spaced throughout the day. Research has found that certain nutrients can affect sleep, from how easy it is to fall asleep at a reasonable hour to the quality of rest we get throughout the night. Equally important to all this is what impact certain foods and drinks have on our beloved heart rate variability (HRV).
Tuesday Tip: Sleep deprivation
Many of us operate on less sleep than we would like (up to 1/3rd according to the American Sleep Disorders Association), but how many of us realize the impact sleep deprivation is having on our health and on our ability to enjoy life?
Do fish oil supplements improve heart rate variability?
Simon Wegerif, Creator of ithlete takes a look at the latest research in to the benefits on taking fish oil supplements and how this improves heart rate variability.
HRV and long life – what’s the connection?
Summarising the first systematic heart rate variability (HRV) & longevity study across a wide range of ages. By Simon Wegerif, Creator of ithlete.