Lisa Tamati, 44, had severe asthma as a child, broke her back in two places at the age of 21-years and compressed two discs. However, she hasn’t let these conditions stand between her and her love of running. Having travelled more than 60,000 kilometres — almost one and a half times around the circumference of the world — on foot, in some of the world’s toughest desert terrains, Tamati can say she has run through hell and survived.
In my time coaching athletes and clients, rarely have I come across an athlete or individual who has not suffered form of sports injuries. Unfortunately, when it comes to sports injuries, injury potential starts In my time coaching athletes and clients, rarely have I come across an athlete or individual who has not suffered form of sports injuries. Unfortunately, when it comes to sports injuries, injury potential starts from a genetic level. So some athletes and individuals are more prone than others to injuries or being injured. This weakness is usually due to weaker bone structures, weak tendons and ligament makeup or many other physiological factors. However, as we do not know what our risk level is to injury, it is important that we take precautions. These measures then ensure that we protect ourselves from both minor and serious sports injuries when both training and competing.
Having exceptional health both physically and mentally is not an easy task. We have multiple life stress factors that contribute to our poor lifestyle choices. And in some cases, these choices can lead to some type of addiction. Often this is not intentional, we get sick, injured or suffer an illness that requires us to take medication, and before we know it we’re hooked on opiates.
Our bodies are always going to have different needs from us at varying times. We won’t always know what we need and when we need it, because we’re often on the go and living on autopilot. But it’s important that you try and slow down for a second to work out what you can do to help improve your health.
Beliefs form the basis of our actions, particularly beliefs about ourselves. Depression and anxiety are comorbid with eating disorders giving an exaggerated negative image of self, others and the future. This article looks at how beliefs and anxiety may interfere with accurate interoception and the cycle that this creates, particularly with eating disorders