We seem to have developed a range of new vocabulary since the onset of the Covid-19 global pandemic. Suddenly words such as self-isolate, health modelling and social distancing have become the norm. Some of the medical terminology that’s now filling our social media feeds can be unknown and confusing. A question I’ve seen a few times is, ‘What are oxygen sats?’ so I thought I’d answer it in my #quickquestion series. Red blood cells carry oxygen around our body. They pick up oxygen molecules when they travel through the lungs and then transport it around the body attached to haemoglobin, which is a protein in the red cell. Our body’s organs and tissues need a steady supply of oxygen for them to function. Oxygen sats is the short form of oxygen saturation and is a measure of how close blood is to being completely saturated with oxygen. Sats are measured in per cent and the goal is 100 per cent. You might also see oxygen abbreviated to its chemical symbol O2. Healthy people will have …
The common problem of exercised-induced poo. Why does it happen and what can you do about it? You are most certainly NOT alone if you are a sufferer. Listen in to Episode 7 of my Active Health Podcast with WiSP Sports for advice and tips to try.
I’ve lost count of how many times people have asked me if it’s ok to exercise with a cold. Listen in to Episode 6 of my Active Health Podcast with WiSP Sports for all the answers. To exercise or not to exercise? That is the question …
Episode 5 of my Active Health Podcast is all about stitches. What actually are they? How to avoid them and what to do if you get one whilst your exercising. What a pain they are! Listen in by hitting play above or hop to WiSP Sports website or your favourite podcast app.
So when can you go swimming after you’ve given birth? Not something you ever think to ask until you’re in the position when you want to go and suddenly wonder if you should! This podcast gives advice and tips about returning to swimming and exercise in general. Listen in to Episode 4 of Active Health right here, on WiSP Sports or on your favourite podcast app.
Is it ok to exercise with a hangover? Could it be dangerous? Is it a cure? How much is it safe to drink? All questions covered in Episode 3 of my Active Health Podcast series with WiSP Sports. Listen in here, on WiSP Sports or your favourite podcast app.
Listen in to Episode 2 of my Active Health Podcast with WiSP Sports. I’m talking all about blisters. What they are, how to treat them and most importantly, how to avoid them. Press play to listen or head to the WiSP Sports website or your favourite podcast app.
I began a new adventure this year with a podcast series for WiSP Sports, a wonderful platform which shares the stories of women in sport, celebrates achievements and provides knowledge and information. They currently have 14 hosts and a global audience of more than 3.2 million! I’ll be sharing the complete Active Health podcast series over the coming weeks. Kicking off with Episode 1 – Hayfever. Just click play to listen in.
I was honoured to be invited to take part in the ‘Transcending Sport’ podcast with WiSP Sports. You can listen to my interview with Chris Stafford, President and CEO of WiSP below.
I have to admit it, my running has been a bit stagnant over the last year. I haven’t stopped running. I’ve done a few races, including some marathons, I’ve got a few PBs at different distances but something has been missing. I haven’t really known what.