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At Street Sports our aim is help the people and communities on the Wirral and Merseyside get fit. To live happier and healthier lives. We are not ‘just saying’ this, we genuinely want to help people. We are a social enterprise, which means we are not for profit and limited by guarantee (so we just cover costs and time). We want to offer affordable opportunities and develop people through activity and [...]

 

Street Sports Health Tips as "Inactivity is killing as many people as smoking"

We know how important it is for us to engage in physical activity. But a recent a research study has caught huge media attention stating ‘Inactivity is killing a many people as smoking’ mainly stating that lack of physical activity causes lots of other illnesses and diseases. Pedro Hallal, one of the lead researchers, said: “With the upcoming 2012 Olympic Games, sport and physical activity will attract tremendous worldwide attention. Although the [...]

 

Do you 'get' the Glycemic Index?

  Last weekend we at Street Sports submitted a post ‘I haven’t got time for breakfast’. We noticed that we had used the term Glycemic Index (GI) of carbohydrates in the  following context: It is essential that we consume breakfast. This breakfast should ideally consist of low Glycemic Index (GI) carbohydrates and moderate protein and should be consumed approximately 1 hour prior to the training session.   THE PROBLEM People don’t know what all this GI stuff [...]

 

The truth about supplements!

We have a problem in sport – an over reliance on supplements and believing popular media THE PROBLEM   People are probably sick of hearing the phrases   “Supplements, not a substitute” and   “You cannot supplement a poor diet”   but these are 2 phrases we passionately believe in. It never ceases to amaze us that some people do not realise that eating a large turkey breast fillet will give the same amount of protein as [...]

 

I haven't got time for breakfast!

Street Sports Health and Fitness Tips   THE PROBLEM I haven’t got time for breakfast! That’s what so many people say! Many people do not eat a breakfast, commonly due to a range of reasons, including lack of time, but also not feeling like eating in the morning, the misconception that this is a good way to lose body fat, or simply due to habit. Skipping breakfast is associated with many adverse health effects including [...]