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Sport & Exercise

Good nutrition aids peak performance on and off the track.

Vitamin D for growth and immunity

Recent research has highlighted the importance of vitamin D to respiratory health with those who are deficient being 5 times more likely to contract Covid-19. It is important for children, athletes and the elderly. Find out why? Read more »

Nutrition and eye health

Good vision is essential for good health and sporting performance, especially if athletes are involved in precision sports that require good hand and eye co-ordination such as tennis, archery, pistol shooting, cricket and golf. Read more »

Exercise induced gastrointestinal syndrome- are you at risk?

Exercise is promoted by health organisations to build heart health and muscular strength etc, but some people experience gut health issues doing it. Why is this? Read more »

How to help athletes recognise the mental health risks of sport

Unlike a broken leg, mental health illness is something we can not see. Even athletes may discount their fatigue or depression as just due to training. Find out how to help. Read more »

Retiring athletes may need to rethink their nutrition

Retirement from sport can happen at any age, in any code and any level of expertise. For many athletes it can mark an important transition in life and lead to better nutrition. Read more »

Sleep for better self-regulation and diet

Are you getting enough sleep? Studies have shown that a chronic lack of sleep can have a major impact on our nutritional well- being, our mental and physical health. Read more »

Can caffeine improve your performance?

New Zealand ranks 13th in the world for coffee consumption ahead of Australia and USA. What are the effects of caffeine on our health and can it improve our performance? Read more »

6 Tips for helping athletes eat more plant foods

If we are to adopt a more plant based diet how will athletes meet their nutritional needs for protein, energy and vital nutrients? Here we offer some 6 tips on how to increase vegetable intake for better performance. Read more »

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