Health & Performance with Dr Zaf

Every Year, many fail to keep their New Year resolutions of maintaining a healthier lifestyle due to poor preparation and advice.   Maintaining a healthier lifestyle is even more relevant as Obesity, which is being severely overweight, has recen...

The PRICE is right!   Unfortunately injuries are common in most contact sports and the initial management is vital to help reduce the time away from sport and improve recovery. The main priority is to try and reduce the swelling that arises and ...

FAIL TO PREPARE, PREPARE TO FAIL Taking in the right fluid and nutrition is vital to aid performance and reduce fatigue and injuries. There isn’t a magic food which will ensure success. Most of the energy utilised during competition comes from food...

Good hydration is essential for anyone exercising to maximise performance, reduce risk of injury and improve recovery. Studies have shown that even a 2% decrease in body weight through water loss, (possible by sweating on a hot day in 1 hour), can c...

Several clinical studies have shown that a good warm up program can prevent injuries by 50% or more and enhance performance.   The warm-up is to prepare the body for the subsequent activity, and should consist of a combination of stretches, star...

Dr Zafar Iqbal is a Consultant in Sports and Exercise Medicine, having initially qualified as a doctor at the St Bartholomews and Royal London School of Medicine in 1999 and went on to complete an MSC in Sports and Exercise Medicine (SEM) at Queen Ma...