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Resistance training boosts mood

It’s not just endurance junkies who experience the ‘runner’s high’.

Researchers from Ireland and Sweden, who pooled data from 1,877 patients and 33 randomised clinical trials, determined that participants who worked out 3 times per week, for an average of 16 weeks, successfully alleviated depression symptoms such as low mood, a loss of interest in activities and feelings of worthlessness. The largest benefits were reported in those with mild to moderate depression. The study findings were published in the journal JAMA Psychiatry.

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Any athlete will be tired and beat-up after a long season, so it is important to recover during the off-season. Athletes should use their recovery periods as an opportunity to regain their health, and good food forms a crucial part of that process.

Good food crucial for recovering athletes

Any athlete will be tired and beat-up after a long season, so it is important to recover during the off-season. Athletes should use their recovery periods as an opportunity to regain their health, and good food forms a crucial part of that process.