For the most part it is considered that athletes are more susceptible to oxidative stress and should increase their antioxidant defenses. But like most things in life, it just isn’t that simple. It appears that training can have both positive and negative effects on oxidative stress depending on load and specificity.
We all had a bit of surprise with the temperatures this bank holiday. Here at Fivaday HQ a few of us were a little slow with the sunscreen, and we’re betting that some of you were too, but on the plus side it did remind us of another reason why we love polyphenol compounds.
Here in the UK, from the 10th-16th May, the Mental Health Foundation are hosting Mental Health Awareness week. Whilst we bang on about the importance of at least your five-a-day for your physical health, what if there was in fact a five-a-day (at least) for your mental health?
Are you one of the 10-30% of UK adults who suffers with hay fever? Generally prevention is better than cure and small changes made in preparation of the season can significantly help. But, as we always forget how bad it is until it arrives, let’s see if there is anything we can do now.