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Summer is, pretty typically, the time when we all decide we’re getting fit and taking up which ever sport is trendy that particular year. This summer we’ve decided to give you a bit of advice on how to make those good plans last and not just roll into another get fit phase.

The Sports

Tennis is a great sport to get involved with. Whether you played a bit as a kid or are looking to start afresh tennis is an easy entry point. There are hundreds of council run courts dotted about the county meaning it’s relatively cheap to get out and play. A lot of these courts will also run a few social tennis sessions, these are great for beginners or anyone looking to get back into the sport after sometime on the sidelines.

Cycling has to be the go-to trendy sport of the moment. After your initial outlay of purchasing a bike this sport pretty much pays for itself. You can join various cycle clubs which embark upon some top rides across the country, alternatively there’s nothing better than jumping aboard your bike and heading off on a solo ride on a beautiful summers morning.

Taking up a sport is great but if you’re thinking of getting fit before trying your hand at a specific one but don’t want the expense of a gym membership hanging over your head then we have the perfect solution. The new craze of the 7 minute workout has taken the world by storm and we love it here at Woodhouse HQ. It’s easy to maintain and will cost you the grand total of… ZERO. Here are the basics to get you started.


The Food

So you’ve decided on a sport but now the all important question surrounds what you should be doing with your diet. If you’re serious about getting into sport this summer you’ll need the energy to back it up, here is where protein becomes your best friend, the best things to incorporate into your diet are Chicken, Eggs, Milk, Fish and Seafood.

For you sporty folk a daily dose of around 1g of protein per 1kg of body weight is recommended. After exercise, protein is particularly important since muscles need it to recover and grow. A portion of protein (15-25g) is recommended within 30 minutes of exercise, when your muscles are particularly receptive to protein synthesis.

If, like us, you need a bit of something sweet in your day to day diet then fear not we’ve got the perfect option for you. These super healthy flapjacks are a speciality of our E-Commerce director Dane and have seen him through many Ironman competitions!

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