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    Join Sam’s Challenge & Support Our NHS

    TORQ-Fuelled Pro Triathlete Sam Proctor has embarked on a 6 week challenge to support the NHS and we want YOU to be involved too! 
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    TORQ Tifosi Optics

    TORQ have collaborated with Tifosi Optics, the leading performance eyewear brand in the USA, on their popular Swick model of sunglasses. 
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    Dr William Tan

    Many of you will remember Dr William Tan from Singapore who hand cycled from Land’s End to John o’Groats (LEJOG) with TORQ owner Matt Hart and companions last year. 
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    Immune System Support

    In true TORQ style, no stone has been left unturned as we review the research on how to build a healthy immune system and how best to fight infection. 
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    Research References

    Nieman, D.C. and Wentz, L.M., 

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    Conclusions & Recommendations

    Here we will summarise the key points and propose TORQ’s Infection Management protocol. 
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    Fighting an Infection

    Up to this point you have done everything in your power to avoid infection, but you can feel a sore throat or headache coming on, the familiar signs that you’ve caught a virus or other pathogen. 
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    Fuelling, Recovery & Immunity

    Earlier we discussed how differing volumes and intensities of exercise might affect the immune system. 
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    Nutrition & Immunity

    As well as your day-to-day nutrition playing a crucial role in the strength of your immune system, your nutrition during and immediately after heavy exercise also plays a critical role in preventing infection, which we discuss in the next section of this resource. 
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    Exercise & Immunity

    It is without doubt that exercise will enhance your immune system making you less likely to pick up a bacterial or viral infection and it puts you in a better position to fight it if you do, but how much exercise does this need to be? 
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    The Immune System

    The immune system can essentially be broken down in to two mechanisms, the Innate Immune Response (IIR) and the Adaptive Immune Response (AIR). 
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    Happy Easter

    All of the team at TORQ would like to wish you a very Happy Easter.