The BIA scan breakdown: a valuable measure of body composition?

I can’t be the only one that’s noticed Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis (BIA) scans popping up in just about every gym 12-week challenge, or ‘get fit for summer’ promo. These scans are advertised as a ‘new’ and ‘improved’ way to accurately measure your body composition that’s not going to cost you an arm and a leg. But should you be relying…

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How to Beet Your Best Time and Get the Competitive Edge
How to Beet Your Best Time and Get the Competitive Edge

How to Beet Your Best Time and Get the Competitive Edge

Beetroot juice was the secret sauce for many athletes competing in the London 2012 Olympic Games. Lots of countries were using it, but it wasn’t until afterwards that the news about beetroot juice became public knowledge...Many athletes are looking for that performance edge over their competitors. Most athletes have heard about it, but don’t know how to use it. If…

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Nutritionist vs Dietitian vs Sports Dietitian
Nutritionist vs Dietitian vs Sports Dietitian

Nutritionist vs Dietitian vs Sports Dietitian

What is a Dietitian and Nutritionist?We constantly get asked to explain the difference between a Dietitian and Nutritionist. Yes they're different and yes we will always correct you when you call us a Nutritionist. Read on to find out why we get slightly offended ;)Australia currently does not regulate the professional titles ‘nutritionist’ or 'dietitian', leaving a wide market for…

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Sleep and Athletic Performance
Sleep and Athletic Performance

Sleep and Athletic Performance

Sleep is essential for general health and wellbeing.The more we learn, the more we realise that increased sleep duration and quality is associated with better performance in sport and life. The National Sleep Foundation recommends adults get between 7-9 hours of sleep each day for optimal health (1). But it's not clear exactly how much sleep athletes need. It's been suggested…

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Dietitian Approved Crew – Pat Nispel
Dietitian Approved Crew - Pat Nispel

Dietitian Approved Crew – Pat Nispel

Introducing Pat!We have the absolute pleasure of running regularly with Pat right here in Brisbane.He makes running look just so easy! We could only dream of running even half as fast or as efficiently as this Swiss machine!Quite the competitor, Pat has a long list of achievements in the running world. Just quietly, he also won our Healthy Lifestyle Challenge in…

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Dietitian Approved Crew – Bec
Dietitian Approved Crew - Bec

Dietitian Approved Crew – Bec

Introducing Bec!An all-round LEGEND, Bec is one of our longest standing clients! She even has an original meal plan with our old logo on it - sorry about that Bec :) From humble beginnings as a triathlete 3 years ago, she's gearing up to race Cairns IRON(Wo)MAN this weekend. Good luck Bec! You're going to absolutely smash it! Photo cred:…

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Chocolate & Sports Performance – the next big thing?
Chocolate & Sports Performance

Chocolate & Sports Performance – the next big thing?

There’s been lots of talk in the media about chocolate being good for you. From lowering blood pressure to increasing HDL cholesterol, it’s the new wonder drug (apparently). Dark chocolate, in particular, is rich in cocoa, which is the seed part of the cocoa tree. Cocoa is rich in a compound called flavanols, a potent antioxidant also found in fruits,…

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A Dietitian Approved Approach to Body Fat Loss for Triathletes

I despise the word ‘diet’ and don’t even get me started on ‘detox’. The idea of a quick fix is appealing but unfortunately, there is no magic pill for weight loss.  Diets are often gimmicky, unsustainable and are not going to provide adequate fuel to keep up with the often-high load of triathlon training. There are some very real consequences…

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