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Staying hydrated during your summer workouts

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With summer here now is the perfect time to get water-wise about staying hydrated during your workouts. As the sunny weather beckons many a fitness fanatic working out in the great outdoors risks the becoming dehydrated. To exercise safely and look after your body, here are a few healthy hydration tips to practice. Feeling dizzy […]

Do I need fuel during an endurance event?

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There is not one-size-fits-all when it comes to fuelling your body with fluid or food during an endurance event. Many factors can help determine what to do. It depends on the duration, type of event, access to fuel and how well trained you are. Research shows consuming approximately 30 grams of carbohydrates every 40-60 minutes […]

Is it essential to drink protein shakes?

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Everyone’s drinking protein shakes, or at least it seems like it. One of the most common questions from people weight training is “Do I need to drink protein shakes?“ The answer is not straightforward. It all depends on what your body needs. Protein-rich foods like fish, chicken, red meat and eggs need a little preparation, making […]

Fuelling for Performance

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When it comes to competition or game day, fuelling your body is very important! Not fuelling up is a little like driving a car with little or no petrol in the tank—it just does not work. So when do you eat, and what do you eat? Timing is everything. Food is only useful when it […]

Race day recipes

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Many people ask me, “What is the number one food I should eat before a long run?” There are countless foods beneficial to runners and we can delve into that later, but the simple answer to this question is Carbohydrates or Glucose? All athletes, including runners, need glucose to fuel their body and provide the […]

Laura Geitz – My Day on a plate

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A busy training and playing regime means that I need to show extra diligence when it comes to my diet ensuring that I am fuelling my body with the best foods. As an elite athlete I have been particularly lucky and fortunate to be surrounded by some of the best health professionals in the business […]

Refuelling

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Refuelling Refuelling after a grueling session or a big game can sometimes be tough. Either you smashed yourself to your limits and you are too tired to make something to eat, or it could be the excitement after a fantastic game, and you have post-game jitters. No matter the case, refuelling is very important for […]

Recovery after an endurance event

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Food and fluid are a crucial component of the recovery stage, after exercise. After completing any physical activity your muscles need time to repair. The appropriate fuel for your body will allow for faster recovery, but also you feeling better during the process. The goal of the recovery period is to refuel your muscles glycogen […]