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Sport & Exercise

Good nutrition aids peak performance on and off the track.

6 reasons to control, not cut your carbohydrate intake

Are you needing to lose or gain weight, control blood pressure, reduce insulin resistance, diabetes, PCOS or heart disease? Dietitians recommend that controlling rather than cutting your carbos, can provide many health benefits. Read more »

Use nutrition knowledge to empower you to a healthier life

How do you learn & where does your nutrition information come from? How much do you eat to stay well & to fund changes in activity levels? What beliefs & attitudes prevent you from making better food choices? Learn more Read more »

Are you energy deficient?

Energy deficiency is more common than you may think and can be found in our hospitals, schools and kindergartens, rest homes and on our sports fields. It can affect over and underweight people. Are you at risk? Read more »

Nutrition updates may assist Master’s athletic performance

Athletes over 35 years old are mostly in the Master’s category. Their energy and nutrient needs change with age and the level and type of sport being undertaken. Refreshing their nutritional knowledge can improve performance Read more »

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 »

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