Have you ever felt like you’re not always quite in charge of your reactions and emotions? If so, there’s a good chance you’ve come into contact with your ‘chimp’ – the prehistoric, limbic part of your brain primed to protect you from danger. We talk to Dr Anna Waters to see how we can befriend our chimp and manage uncertainty.
Should you snack before, during or after exercise? For a lot of us this questions leads to a dozen others – will it make me feel sick? Will I feel faint if I don’t? Will it help my endurance? The answer isn’t black and white as we're all different, so we asked resident Proviz nutritionist Issy Lowndes for her advice.
Taking place at National Trust locations all over the country, these night-time trail runs cater for all ages and abilities and are split between two difficulty levels. Events which are not about the time in which you finish, but the enjoyment of mass-participation in the great British outdoors.
The journey to winning two gold medals at the World Championships in Los Angeles last year hasn’t been an easy one for James Ball – who has just won Welsh Disabled Athlete of the Year 2017 for his incredible achievements. Invision talks to him to discuss his journey to this point.
If your new year’s resolution for 2018 was to upgrade your cycling gear, then look no further than the REFLECT360 elite cycling jacket. We asked Proviz founders Anthony and Rupert to give us the low down on this incredible piece of kit.
One common question that crops up towards the end of January amongst friends and family alike is “How’s the New Year’s resolution going?” Around one third of us make them every year, however, sadly a whopping 80% of us will have failed by the second week of February. So, how can we make sure that this year the changes stick long after January?
Two weeks’ into any new regime can feel like a lifetime, especially if you’re one of the millions of us who enjoyed ourselves a little too much over the festive season. If you’ve made it this far….well done!
To help you through the next couple of weeks we thought we’d share a few reminders of why you decided to stay off the booze in the first place.
2018 is the year for thinking big and we’ve got just the thing for you: our pick of the seven most extreme endurance challenges – all set in different corners of the globe and certainly not for the faint-hearted.
With Christmas less than a week away, this is the time when many of us start to panic shop. Maybe you forgot someone or you’re still pondering what to buy that hard-to-please friends. Don’t worry – we can help! Check out our 2017 best sellers for a little last minute inspiration.
Instead of battling the festive masses, let Proviz take the stress out of the planning with our annual Christmas gift guide for the runners, cyclists, active and outdoor-loving friends and family in your life.
With hundreds of great spooky fun runs around the UK, Halloween is a great excuse for getting some fun exercise into your Autumn schedule. And the bonus is? Most are in aid of charity. Here are a few we’d like to, ahem, sink our teeth into…
British interest in triathlon as a discipline has rocketed in recent years, thanks, in no small part, to the success of the Brownlee brothers. Now, a brand new type of event looks set to capitalise on that popularity and do for triathlon what Twenty20 did for cricket.
If pavement pounding isn’t your thing, running with your canine companion can make the whole experience seem less like a chore and more like an enjoyable activity. So, where do you start? We talked to a couple of runners and their dogs for some advice.
Caffeine. It wakes you up and can enhance athletic performance, but it can also stop you sleeping; it’s addictive but legal. So is it good for us, or bad? What does it really do to our bodies and can it be useful in an exercise regime?
Running is a relatively low-maintenance sport, but with a disproportionate number of products on the market it can be hard to know where to start. Whether you’re new to running or a seasoned pro, allow us to help…
In the latest in our 'My Running Life' series we talk to Matt Crawford; regular marathon runner, keen duathlete and triathlete who was spurred on by a late diagnosis of Type I diabetes in his early twenties.
With an incredible 143% rise in US races in the past decade, trail running has never been more popular, or easy to get into. We take a look at what it involves, share some tips and some trails we’d love to try.
Last week we spoke to mindfulness teacher and ITV’s Sugar Free Farm mindfulness coach Frances Trussell about mindful exercise for long-distance running. In the second part of her interview Frances explores how to incorporate mindfulness into a daily routine.
With the London Marathon just around the corner, we talk to mindfulness coach Frances Trussell about how this ancient practice can help you get the most out of those last training sessions and on the day itself.
We’ve all felt it – that little niggle in the ankle or slight strain in the calf as we’re halfway through a run. It can be deeply frustrating, particularly for new runners who find that their bodies aren’t keeping pace with their enthusiasm
Training and exercising in winter is tough, even for the most motivated among us. But as the temperature drops, the days get shorter, and the food gets more ‘comforting’, it’s still important to remain active
When the temperature drops and the nights draw in it can be hard to find the motivation to head out on the trails. But, although mud, rain and snow might make staying in by the fire or hitting the treadmill at the gym sound like better options, winter conditions can make for great running too
Every Summer, the Proviz team likes to make a record of the latest and best fitness exercises taking the world by storm. This is because mixing up your workout routine is a great way to keep pushing the body and stay healthy without getting bored
As the temperature starts to rise, although very slowly, the prospect of running outside starts to look a little more tempting. Now is the perfect time to dust off your running shoes and get ready to head back out there
In keeping with the weather (which, in the UK, where we’re writing from, is nearly as cool as these running achievements), we’ve been looking around the internet to bring you what we think are the coolest running achievements of all time