How to Eat Before You Compete

Tuesday 02 September 2014

Timing, size and nutrient combination of a meal or snack go hand in hand.  Whether eating at home or on the go, the pre-event meal should be high in carbohydrate, moderate in protein and lower in fat.  This power-fuel combination is easy to digest and gives the athlete the confidence needed to fulfil their call of duty!

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Stress Fracture Nutrition: Prevention & Recovery

Stress Fracture Nutrition: Prevention & Recovery

Tuesday 05 August 2014

Abrupt increases in training duration, intensity and/or frequency of physical activity without adequate periods for rest and recovery can lead to micro cracks or stress fractures.  This is because the rate of bone healing or recovery is unable to keep up with the rate of breakdown that is caused by the repetitive stress placed upon it.  Proper recovery requires rest from intense training along with proper nutrition.

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Sport Nutrition for Injury Prevention

Sport Nutrition for Injury Prevention

Wednesday 02 July 2014

Sport related injuries can disrupt your workout program for weeks, months…or longer.  A proper training diet can help reduce your risk of sport related injuries no matter your current exercise program.  The following are dietary guidelines to support you and your active lifestyle.

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THE IMPORTANCE OF CALCIUM IN ATHLETES: Bones and Beyond

THE IMPORTANCE OF CALCIUM IN ATHLETES: Bones and Beyond

Friday 30 May 2014

Calcium is the most abundant mineral in the body!  Not only is calcium essential for the health of your bones and teeth, but it plays important roles in muscle contraction, nervous system function, stabilization of blood pressure, contributes to normal brain function, blood clotting, secretion of hormones and helps maintain a regular heart beat. Wow!  Are you motivated to get your daily calcium dose yet? If you are an athlete, you should be. 

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