Which Sports Drink is the Best?

When it comes to Sports Drinks, there are far too many choices! Which sports drink has the most electrolytes? Which sports drink has the most sodium? Which sports drink is isotonic? What sports drink has the least sugar? Which sports drink is the best for hydration? And most importantly, what sports drink is the best choice for optimal performance? Let’s…

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Dehydration: The Negative Effects

https://vimeo.com/391126037/7a2c69847a We lose water on a daily basis. We exhale water when we breathe, we lose water through our skin as sweat and we excrete water in our urine. Without regularly replacing this fluid we become dehydrated. We can’t train our bodies to adapt to dehydration, unfortunately. It’s not something you can become good at. Even mild dehydration can have…

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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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Noosa Race Recap
Noosa Race Recap

Noosa Race Recap

It was the night before my first ever Olympic Distance Triathlon. After 10 months of preparation, I was ready, albeit incredibly nervous. Sitting down to a home-cooked dinner with my support crew, I felt like the biggest kid eating my large bowl of pasta, side of garlic bread, all washed down with pasito (dietitians orders). As I forced it down…

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Sports Supplements
Sports Supplements

Sports Supplements

Sports Supplements are everywhere!  I struggle to keep up with the latest products on the market with new brands popping up every week. As many athletes search for that ‘magic bullet’, sports supplements have become a multi-billion dollar industry. In fact, a recent study found that 40-70% of athletes take supplements.A nutrition supplement, as the name suggests, is designed to…

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Iron-(wo)man
Iron-rich foods, including eggs, spinach, peas, beans, red meat,

Iron-(wo)man

There can be many reasons for feeling tired and exhausted sometimes. Keeping up with the demands of training, getting enough sleep, managing stress, eating well and staying hydrated are all factors that affect how we feel day to day. Meeting our vitamin and mineral requirements is also key to feeling energised. A common culprit to feeling flat for no apparent…

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