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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The Training Diet Leading Up to the Event: Practice What You Eat

Thursday 08 May 2014

Your day to day training diet leading up to an event is where you figure out what, when and how much you will eat and drink at the actual event.  The purpose is to understand how timing and combinations of foods and fluids work for YOU. The following goals and guidelines will help set you up for a successful and effective training diet.

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