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26 August 2016
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Protein in Sports Nutrition: Part 1

Protein is almost a buzz word in the sports world. No matter which sport, I frequently get asked for a high protein diet to build muscle for strength and to lose fat. With all the information on the internet, media reports and peer/ coach influences, it is difficult for any athlete to make an informed […]


26 August 2016
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Carbohydrates in Sports Nutrition: Part 2

PART 2 In part 1, I discussed the types of carbohydrates and how they are used for energy in the body. In part 2, I will be discussing the benefits of consuming carbohydrates pre, during and post training/ race. Carbohydrates before exercise Carbohydrate intake prior to exercise has been shown to improve endurance capability. Eating […]


26 August 2016
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Carbohydrates in Sports Nutrition: Part 1

Low carb, high protein, high fat, train low, compete high….the list is endless. Not a day goes by in my practice that I don’t talk about importance and need for carbohydrates in a balanced diet.   Many athletes are confused about the amount of carbohydrate they need to support their training and to optimise their performance, […]


25 April 2016
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Physical Activity

Why get active? Regular physical activity is good for us.  Studies have shown that 30 minutes of activity five days a week helps prevent obesity, heart disease, hypertension, diabetes and certain cancers. For example, 30 minutes of moderate physical activity each day, like a brisk walk, can reduce your risk of a heart attack by […]