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    Post Workout Vitamin C, Cortisol & Testosterone

    Following the last post which concluded that for the majority of the population, the radicals produced during exercise were beneficial, and shouldn’t be neutralised artificially, I was asked about how this relates to taking vitamin C post workout to reduce the cortisol levels released from exercising. Many body-builders and...
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    Simplest Health Test to do at Home

    Everyone wants to know how healthy they really are; what their risk is of being struck be a fatal ailment such as cardiovascular disease (which accounts for more than 30% of global deaths). Whilst reading research on various health tests, I came across some interesting research on musculoskeletal fitness...
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    How to Start Running

    Now is as good a time as any to decide that you want to improve your health and get fit, and what better way than to start running? With running you don’t need to join a gym, you don’t have a monthly bill, you don’t need to dedicate a...
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    Can Push-ups Build Muscle?

    Just doing a standard push-up may help you get a bit more of a defined chest, but it will only get you so far, and sooner or later you will find that your progress has plateaued, and you will start asking yourself if push-ups are effective at building muscle....
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    Is Caffeine Pre-workout Good or Bad?

    Caffeine is a stimulant and a powerful antioxidant – 2 things we are told are great for taking before a workout, be it cardio or weight training, but caffeine also elevates cortisol, which is almost a curse word in exercising circles, so is caffeine pre-workout good or bad?   Caffeine...
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    First Workout of The Week (WOW)

     Here at The Health Cloud me and Morg have decided to mix up our own exercising routine and to try something a bit different. We are going to go through the workout of the weeks (WOW) from +MarksDailyApple, doing one workout each week, and the first one is simply called...
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    Are You Wearing The Right Trainer?

    What running trainers do you wear? Conventional? Minimal? Or do you not even know? Running is great, but it is intense, and you are at risk of doing yourself some serious damage… This post will help avoid that damage. I was reading about the benefits of running and sprinting...
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    The Prison Workout

    Do you think you’re particularly fit/ healthy, or just looking for something to shake up your workout? Then this is for you. The prison workout is intense, can be done by anyone anywhere, and hits all aspects of fitness. The idea of a ‘prison workout’ is that you don’t...
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    Preformance, kit and tips of my first Half Marathon

    On the 6th Oct 2013 I took part in my first half marathon, which I recorded on a GoPro Hero3+. I had wanted to record an audio commentary of the run, but for various reasons I have decided that I’m going to have to do a blog post commentary....

The Health Cloud was created in December 2011 by Craig and Morg who have been friends since high school. Our focus is to educate our readers with unbiased health articles and on the side we run our own health shop. Drop us a comment or send us a tweet, we always take the time to reply...