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Chemmy Alcott - Active Muscle Recovery & Broken Bones

66 days to go until Sochi! There’s no lying down as an Olympian, literally, even when you’re injured because you’ve broken your leg. Dancing on Ice star and Olympic veteran, Chemmy Alcott, spends about six hours a day in machines like the Anti-Gravity treadmill to accelerate her healing. Once Chem... Read more

Nutrition and exercise: How the right post-workout foods can help athletes succeed

Getting through the Arctic Circle Race and improving athletic performance starts with post-workout nutrition. Tackling freezing temperatures and arduous terrain will be tough for The Arctic V, and they should be putting plenty of thought into their food and drink. The post-activity (workout, pra... Read more

Guilt-free sweet treats for athletes in training

If you’re training for a sporting event, you’ll be no stranger to dedication, discipline, early nights and healthy eating. But even the most focused of athletes will occasionally look at some chocolate and think 'I am fairly tempted right now.' Luckily, Max Willcocks is on hand to tell us about s... Read more

Fitness testing with The Arctic V and Chemmy Alcott at Kingston University

On a cold, rainy evening in November, we headed to Kingston University's Sport, Nutrition and Exercise Sciences Department to meet up with former Olympic athlete Chemmy Alcott and a few members of The Arctic V. Just in case you'd forgotten, The Arctic V are comprised of Chemmy, Max Willc... Read more

Ten bizarre facts about the Tour de France

Running from July 4th to July 26th, the 102nd Tour de France promises to be a terrific event - and cycling fans worldwide are already gearing up for weeks of wheely, wheely good fun. (Sorry). The Tour will be made up of 21 stages and will cover a total distance of 3,360km. However, that's not the o... Read more

3 hidden benefits of learning how to snowboard

Snowboarding is incredibly popular across the globe, with millions of people heading out every year to enjoy a day or so on the slopes. Johnny Wallbridge, snowboarding expert and owner of specialist clothing store YakWax, tells us about his experiences - and how snowboarding can benefit you in more... Read more

Chikungunya virus: What you need to know

There has been an outbreak of the Chikungunya virus in the Caribbean. The mosquito-borne virus, which has no preventative vaccine, was reported for the first time in December 2013 in Saint Martin. It is now prevalent throughout the islands, including areas such as Antigua, the Bahamas, Barbados, S... Read more

The Arctic V reveal their training tips for The Arctic Circle Race

Let us make ourselves absolutely clear - The Arctic Circle Race will be the toughest test The Arctic V have faced yet. The three-day challenge will take it out of our five intrepid athletes - so it’s vital that they train well. We spoke to Max Willcocks about the training that they’re undergoing,... Read more

How to avoid injuries while you’re on the slopes

When pro skier Ian McIntosh plunged down a mountain after attempting a ski stunt which went horribly wrong, he fell almost 2,000 feet in under a minute. Luckily, he was relatively unharmed after the fall and was able to walk away, but anyone who saw the video was left in no doubt - skiing can be a d... Read more

Columbus to the rescue! Two customers tell us how we saved the day

As you know, we’re in the business of taking care of you and your family if something goes awry when you’re abroad. And we’re good at it. We’ve been protecting travellers since 1988, and we’ve made sure that you can have access to the support and cover you need while you’re travelling. However, don... Read more

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