Category: Sports Nutrition & Lifestyle

  • Ann White
  • 26 Jul 2013

Training – To Eat or Not to Eat

We all have our favourite sports nutrition habits, particularly when it comes to mixing our carbs and protein pre and post training. But it’s not just what we eat that matters – the timing of our sports nutrition snacks and meals matters too.

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  • Ann White
  • 26 Jun 2013

Being Paleo or Buying Paleo?

Paleo – long popular in nutritional therapy circles and now increasingly being talked about in personal training communities. But do you get the health benefits by following a list of have and not have foods, or is it about a deeper understanding of the principles behind the paleo diet and lifestyle? When you’re working out what paleo snacks and meals to eat, this question matters!

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  • Abi
  • 13 Jun 2013

Top Foods For Runners

Which foods should runners be eating? Find out here.

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  • Ann White
  • 11 Jun 2013

Top 10 Tips for Competition Nutrition

You know that your training nutrition affects competition day performance – these top 10 tips help you focus in on the healthy snacks you need on race day

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  • Ann White
  • 04 Jun 2013

Great energy snacks – post-training

Counting calories isn’t always the best way to go  but we liked these snack suggestions because they manage portion size realistically and are all tasty and nutritious ideas.  When you’re exercising regularly pre and post training nutrition is important – your body needs to have the right fuel for your training session and restock with energy snacks afterwards.  Glycogen […]

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  • Ann White
  • 03 Jun 2013

Sprint cycling – Giro d’Italia style!

When you consider the energy requirements competitive cyclists face in races like the Giro d’Italia, it’s not surprising that the standard rules of nutrition don’t apply for those of us training regularly in energy-intense sports.  Pre and post training nutrition really can make the difference between success and failure – because it impacts how your body fuels […]

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  • Ann White
  • 31 May 2013

Feeling wide awake……at 3am?

Waking up in the middle of the night? There are many reasons why it can happen – and managing blood sugar through the day is one of the ways you can prevent it.

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  • Ann White
  • 23 May 2013

Caffeine – Keeping you going AND keeping you sane?

If you believe that even a bad cup of coffee is better than no cup of coffee at all (thank you David Lynch for the quote) then you’ll not be surprised that research suggests caffeine offers a range of health benefits. It’s not just for athletes – research suggests that drinking caffeine may help reduce your risk of Alzheimer’s Disease in later life.

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  • Ann White

Five New Nutrition ‘Rules’ for Runners

There are no shortage of rules and regulations and guides telling you what you should and shouldn’t eat when you’re training, particularly if you’re running. But what works for one person doesn’t always work for another, and both the quantity and type of training will affect your nutritional requirements. We’ve published our top tips for a training diet. These are not designed to be a definitive set of rules for what you must eat (and not eat) but hopefully provide some useful ideas to help you plan the nutrition component of your training plan.

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  • Ann White
  • 17 May 2013

When Does Training Become Overtraining?

While exercise is good for health and a great stress relief, too much training on top of other stresses can be damaging. This review article explains why

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