Mojácar´s Sports Department has recently opened up a Calistreetnia Park, designed to complement its other sports facilities for young athletes. Located by the Playa del Descargador, the 102 m2 park has been constructed on a concrete base, with impact absorption flooring made up of two layers of recycled rubber. The new Street Workout Park includes 9 upright posts and two sets of parallel bars, one of which is inclined, to allow for maximum versatility when selecting suitable exercises. It is also situated near the recently opened Skateboard Park, proving to be in high demand by the young and, not so young athletes. Ana García, Mojácar´s Sports Councillor, is delighted with the completion of these two latest projects, which are part of a sporting offer throughout the town and, for which there are further projects planned. Calistreetnia Parks are gaining popularity day by day with their fixed physical training equipment to enjoy open air Street Workouts … [Read more...] about MOJÁCAR ADDS A NEW ´CALISTREETNIA’ STREET WORKOUT PARK TO ITS SPORTS FACILITIES
Question: What happens if you cross the paleo diet and with veganism? Answer: you get the pegan diet. Duh! The pegan diet (or should that be peganism?) is officially having a moment after social media site Pinterest named it as one of the hottest trends of 2019. Apparently search volumes for the term “eating pegan” rocketed by 337pc over the last year. Meanwhile, over on Instagram, a search for the term #pegan brings up thousands of posts from self-proclaimed foodies extolling the virtues of the diet. First coined by Mark Hyman in a blog post back in 2014, the diet is said to reduce blood sugar levels and inflammation. So what actually is it? Aside from a clever marketing ploy that deftly combines... To continue reading this article Start your free trial of Premium Access all Premium articles Subscriber-only events Cancel any time Free for 30 days then only £2 per week Try Premium Access one Premium article … [Read more...] about Introducing the ‘pegan diet’ – like veganism, with added meat
On the train to meet Paula Radcliffe for a run around Green Park in central London, my eight-year-old daughter is fizzing with excitement: she was recently selected to represent her school at cross country and competes in junior parkrun every month, often sprinting past boys several years older than her. Her five-year-old sister, on the other hand, is sitting with her arms folded and scowling. "I hate running, it's boring," she says. "Can't we just go for a hot chocolate instead?" And therein lies the issue many parents face when it comes to getting their children active. Family bike rides often end with me holding one of their bikes after they decide to walk, before we hear cries of, "I'm bored!"... To continue reading this article Start your free trial of Premium Access all Premium articles Subscriber-only events Cancel any time Free for 30 days then only £2 per week Try Premium Access one Premium article per week Register for free … [Read more...] about Paula Radcliffe: ‘If we help kids to be more active, they’ll be happier’
Tony Parsons has reached the age when his diary is marked with the funerals of dear friends and even routine health check-ups can feel portentous. “When I turned 60 five years’ ago my doctor said: ‘I’d like to get your arteries checked out,’” recalls Parsons, when we meet at a café near his home in Hampstead. The doctor’s words unleashed hazy memories of the writer’s hedonistic booze- and drug-addled youth as a music journalist at the NME in the 1970s. “I said, ‘Can’t we wait until I am 70 or 80?’ When you have had a wild youth you have a bit of guilt and you think: ‘This is where they get me.' But when they checked the build-up of muck on my arteries, I had zero – absolutely nothing. I couldn’t... To continue reading this article Start your free trial of Premium Access all Premium articles Subscriber-only events Cancel any time Free for 30 days then only … [Read more...] about Tony Parsons at 65: boxing has given me black eyes and torn muscles – but it’s kept me alive
When Karen Pickering began experiencing signs of the menopause at 51, three years ago, she was an experienced, capable nurse working in medical assessments. But within months, she found her symptoms unbearable. “I had been highly functioning and confident,” says Pickering, who lives in Hartlepool with her husband Martin, a 49-year-old electrician. “Suddenly I had all the classic physical and mental problems. Hot flushes, problems sleeping, I couldn’t concentrate, I was forgetting things, had aching joints, plus chest pain and palpitations. “The worst thing was the mental health issues: I started to suffer lack of confidence, I felt like I wasn’t me, I had brain fog, low mood and mood swings.... To continue reading this article Start your free trial of Premium Access all Premium articles Subscriber-only events Cancel any time Free for 30 days then only £2 per week Try Premium Access one Premium … [Read more...] about Could the answer to menopausal hot flushes be all in the mind?