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Good nutrition aids peak performance on and off the track.

Sports nutrition for women

Women who push the boundaries of their lives to take on new challenges and sporting events are usually also trying to juggle their work, home and training existence. With good sports nutrition advice It is possible to find renewed energy.
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Sports nutrition for cycling

Cycling tests an athlete’s strength and endurance capabilities as well as their anaerobic energy systems during breakaways, hill climbs and sprints to the finish.While some athletes rely heavily on dietary supplements, these will not replace a healthy training diet that is high in carbohydrate, with moderate protein and low in fat.

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The protein needs of young athletes

At a time when they are also growing, young athletes may need as much as 50% more protein than their more sedentary peers. Read more »

Food to Fuel the Speights Coast to Coast

Whether you are a novice or seasoned triathlete your nutrition plan could make or break your race. All those competing should read the excellent nutrition tips on the official Speight’s Coast to Coast website and seek professional help if they have any concerns. In addition here is a check list of things you should also consider. Read more »

Nutrition for tendons and ligaments

The recent Rugby World Cup has placed the spot light on sports injuries and so we thought it might be interesting to look more closely at the protective role of sports nutrition and in particularly the nutrients important to tendon and ligament health.

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Tips to move you off the couch

Are you wanting to get into exercise but are finding every excuse under the sun? E.g. my neighbour wants to join me but is away right now; I’m waiting for the gym to open; I’ll get back into it when school goes back. Does this sound familiar? If you wait for all the conditions to … Read more »

Dehydration and young athletes

Young children and adolescents are not little adults – dehydration can be a real problem for young athletes. Find out why? Read more »

Motivation to keep training

Whether you are training for a national event or simply trying to keep fit and healthy here are some tips that may help you get into gear: Read more »

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