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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The Different Stages of Sleep
The Different Stages of Sleep

The Different Stages of Sleep

Many of us think of sleep as a time when the mind and body shut down, but in fact, what happens when our head hits the pillow is quite the opposite. Sleep is a dynamic process – our brain changes its state many times as we pass through the five stages of sleep in approximately 90-minute cycles. The first four…

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Exercise to Manage Stress and Mood
Exercise to manage stress and mood

Exercise to Manage Stress and Mood

It is well known that exercise increases your fitness and improves your overall health and well-being. Exercise is also an effective way to manage your mood and stress levels.Virtually any form of exercise from weight lifting to running or even yoga has powerful ‘mood-boosting’ effects. Exercise can help:Decrease stress and anxiety levelsWard off feelings of depressionBoost confidence and self-esteemIncrease productivityImprove…

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Dietary Periodisation: What is it but how do you do it?..
Dietary Periodisation: What is it but how do you do it?

Dietary Periodisation: What is it but how do you do it?..

We talk about periodising nutrition all the time, but WHAT the heck is it?And HOW do you do it?Nutrition Periodisation is the use of planned nutritional strategies aimed at maximising the results from specific training sessions to improve performance (1). It is just like having a training plan but for your nutrition, where your nutrition is planned around your training…

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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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