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What & Why - Hereditary Heart Health Tests?

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View the Heart Helth Test now available at XMiles Inherited Heart Conditions – Early Knowledge Can Make a Difference With the increase in participation in endurance sports and sporting events we have seen the unfortunate rise in heart related incidents and deaths in training and events across the UK,  but what if you could test yourself and understand the risks earlier and manage them better? Most people with inherited heart conditions often don’t experience symptoms and don’t know they’re at risk, however when participating in endurance sports If left undetected and untreated, inherited heart conditions can lead to problems such as...

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5 points to help you choose the right Energy Gel

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Possibly the most convenient and effective way to fuel your body on the go is with gels.  Whatever your distance from 10k to the marathon and beyond, understanding how energy gels work with your body, and knowing when and how to use them for maximum performance benefits is key. Why use Energy Gels? Your body uses two sources of fuel to feed your muscles; fat and carbohydrates. Whilst fat is widely available it’s slower to break down into usable energy making it more ineffective when competing in an endurance event over 2-3 hours. So this means your body will rely on carbohydrates as its primary fuel...

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Why Balega Running Socks?

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XMiles have chosen Belaga for quality as we believe your socks are as important as your trainers - Socks - When and why should I replace my running socks? Balega's socks are the most technically advanced of any on the market. As a brand Balega provides harmony in the fit, feel and performance of their socks that is founded on research, design, technical excellence and durability. Manufactured at our state-of-the-art facility in Cape Town, South Africa, utilizing the best performance yarns made in the United States. The 7 KEY DELIVERABLES of Balega 1. SECOND SKIN FITA sock must fit snugly to ensure...

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Why Saltstick?

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SaltStick products have become increasingly popular with marathon and ultra runners growing on the buzz from long course triathletes. XMiles were introduced to SaltStick following recommendation and have quickly become a favourite product with our customers.  SaltStick can be taken on top of your existing nutrition to aid electrolyte replacement increasing the prevention and recovery or cramp. Our information guide is designed to help you understand how SaltStick products can assist your performance, in this guide we pulled together key information below to aid your decision making, try SaltStick Caps in trial packs and SaltStick Fastchews in individual rolls. SaltStick v. Your Sweat Loss The average athlete loses about 11oz (315mL)...

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Nutrition - What does the right fuel look like for athletes? by Renee McGregor

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In order for athletes to be successful, regardless of their chosen sport, one of the key outcomes needs to be consistency in training. Only when an athlete can train consistently over a period of time will they achieve progression and improvements in their performance. This involves ensuring the right fuel before, during and after training; as well as sufficient rest and recovery between sessions. So what does the right fuel look like for athletes? When I work with athletes, there are a number of things to take into consideration when thinking about their nutritional strategy. These include: Energy demands of...

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