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Training with a flu

My new schedule was emailed to me and I was all set to rip into the next solid week in the run up to Sunshine Coast 70.3. Coming off a rest week the body was ready to go, but a flu had other intensions.

Sunday afternoon it decided to show itself, 4 days later and very… slowly it’s being defeated by the immune system.

It started me thinking about when to return to training, to soon and you risk the on-slaught of having it return bigger and nastier.

I was chatting to our Naturopath about it earlier in the week and we discussed a few things, one of them having a blood analysis to detect that the flu/virus has left the blood stream. Good thought!

The other measurement tool, I guess if you can assess yourself is if it’s above the neck then easy moderate exercise will be fine making sure you take on extra fluids. Below the neck starts to become nasty if you progress with training. Chest, lungs or fever can expand and become more of a problem, so taking time off would be the smart choice.

Always if in doubt consult your Naturopath.

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Total Energy Expenditure

Ever wondered how much energy you use? Sleeping, siting down, standing around?

Found a great little calculator that you can use free of charge to measure your RMR and give you an approximate energy expenditure over a 24hr period.


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NEW products from ENDURA!

QLD Discount Vitamins Clifford Gardens has been selected as the first store in Toowoomba to have samples of the New products from Endura! 
What are they? Well I've been told to keep quite until the release on the 1st August. All I can say is its going to be worth your while to check it out.

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Breakfast Alternative

Looking for something a bit different for breakfast and can’t stomach cereal?
Why not try some Banana Egg Pancakes!

These are not only an awesome source of energy, but high in protein and actually satisfy you for hours. I have been making these in my schedule for the past 6 weeks and I can now tell you they are awesome.

Grabbing your trusty blender or magic bullet, add 2 mid sized bananas, 4 eggs, two teas spoons of coconut flour, ½ scoop of protein vanilla powder and ½ teaspoon of baking powder.
BLEND away!!
That’s it, just grab a small amount of butter for the pan and with in a few minutes you’ll be chomping down a nutritious and energy based breaky.

To top off the meal you can add some natural Agave nectar or some Coconut nectar with a few strawberries.

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Recovery - Take another look!

When people think recovery, they immediately think of Protein, and usually it’s a Protein Supplement like Whey or a Pea Protein.
But lately we’ve seen that some proteins haven’t been living up to the recovery statement and customers have reported statements like ‘it’s just not working as well as it did before’ or ‘I’m taking a double serve to get it to work’

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