Nutrition for Injury Recovery & Surgery Recovery

Periods of inactivity and immobilisation that is caused by injury and corrective surgery may result in significant losses in muscle mass, strength and function. Depending on the severity of an injury, sport and physical activity participation are reduced or completely restricted, therefore limiting the anabolic stimulus of exercise to support protein synthesis. Therefore certain alterations …

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3 Functional Foods that Gives Energy and Stamina – Best Endurance Foods

Fuelling your body before a workout or a competition with the right energy and nutrients is fundamental for maximising performance. Eating a variety of foods, “a rainbow a day”, is the best way to ensuring your body receives an abundant supply of all nutrients allowing your body to perform, recover and develop after each training …

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Goal Setting for Athletes – How to Achieve Yours…

Goal setting is a vital part of every athlete’s training plan and overall performance outcome. Goal setting varies from athlete to athlete and will likely change throughout the year to suit a particular season. Nutrition and training programmes will also be different for each athlete even though the desired outcome may be the same. This …

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Diet for Cyclist: How to Use Fats & Oils for a Cycling Diet

Cyclists require a unique nutrition strategy compared to any other sport. Cyclists require a high power to weight ratio and lean pysique to perform at their best. Carrying an extra 1-2kg of body fat can make a huge difference in their performance during the most difficult stages of steep hill climbs and sprint finishes. Cyclists …

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Carb Loading Diet

Effective Strategies for a Carb Loading Diet

It was in the 1960s when dietary carbohydrates were discovered as the major energy source to fuel exercise by being stored in the muscles as glycogen. Muscle glycogen content is linked to endurance performance and starting with lower concentrations results in premature fatigue, therefore nutritional strategies to increase muscle and liver glycogen before competition are …

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Hydration in Sport: Improving Athlete’s Health and Performance

Water is an essential constituent of the human body as it makes up approximately 60% of its whole composition. Hydration in sport is very important because dehydration will negatively impact an athlete’s performance. All cells, organs and tissues are primarily comprised of water making it vital for correct function of all physiological processes in the …

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Marathon Training Diet

Marathon Training Diet – The Best Nutrition for Marathon Training

Training for a marathon requires a lot of commitment and determination. It is one of the most challenging events you can put your body through, so getting your nutrition right is a massive bonus to support your training and keep you fit and healthy. As you edge closer to the competition it’s important to have …

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What to Eat on Marathon Day

After you’re fully prepared for the marathon after maximising your body’s internal carbohydrate stores and hydration levels, this third and final blog of the series will outline the last minute touches to complete your marathon nutrition strategy and complement your marathon training diet. Contents Marathon Race Day Nutrition StrategyWhat to Eat on Marathon Day Caffeinated …

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Is Glutamine Worth Buying?

Glutamine is a naturally occurring nonessential amino acid meaning that the body can produce its own and is abundantly stored in skeletal muscle and blood. Glutamine plays a vital role in immune and intestinal health, glucose formation, acid-base regulation and acts as a precursor of nucleotides which are the building blocks of DNA formation [1]. …

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