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Who’s up for a drink?

We all know that training or competing while under the influence of alcohol would be idiotic, but that drink or five after the big game or training session can’t do that much harm, right? The research suggests otherwise. According to Ausport, athletes involved in team sports may be at greater r[...]

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“What’s up, 2014?”

Dom Cadden, Australian National Champion Powerlifter. As a sports and fitness editor, I’m part of a group that looks for, reports on and fuels (for better or worse – yeah, often worse!) health and fitness trends. So here are my predictions – part cynical, part hopeful and mostly factual [...]

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EATING FOR MAXIMUM ENERGY

There are lots of factors contributing to low energy – poor sleep patterns, overtraining, daily stress levels, inadequate recovery – the list goes on. What you eat – and when – can also have a big influence on your energy levels. For best results, it’s important to speak with your GP, spor[...]

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Advanced hydration for athletes

Did you know that an average athlete is about 60% water? Our body is very complex and carries out hundreds of chemical reactions each day, and most of these require water. This is why hydration – the process of providing an adequate amount of water to the body’s tissues – is so important to [...]

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Antioxidants anti-truths

The attitude of athletes to supplements and ‘superfoods’ is often the same as The X-Files catchphrase – “I want to believe”.

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Weighing in

Cutting kilos to make a weight division is part and parcel of many sports and for others it’s desirable to strip the excess fat and fluid for a better power-to-weight ratio. Here sports dietitian REBECCA HAY gives some pointers on your ideal weight loss and how to do it right.

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Sugar: the devil’s in the details

Sugar has been a hotly debated topic in recent years. Does the phrase, “sugar is the devil” sound familiar? From health professionals and athletes (read Pete Jacob’s recent blog on cutting out ‘treats’ in the lead up to the 2012 Ironman World Championships), to regular individuals interested in their general health, it appears more and more people are jumping off the sugar train in the pursuit of specific goals like weight loss, heart health and to perhaps even achieve athletic gains.

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THE POWER OF PROTEIN: FOR WHO, WHEN, HOW & WHY.

It’s no secret that one of the key ingredients to success in endurance sports like triathlon is nutrition. Nutrition is crucial for peak performance in training and racing; it plays a key role in aiding recovery and maintaining immunity and it can make or break a race!

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Heart Health: How Exercise can Improve Cholesterol & Triglyceride Levels

As an athlete, you’ll no doubt believe that exercise can decrease stress, make you attractive, help eliminate poverty and create world peace. Well, guess what? It can also reduce cholesterol.

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Five Nutrition Tips & Recipes for Peak Performance #5

Margaret Mielczarek; Dietitian/Sports Dietitian It’s no secret that one of the key ingredients to success in endurance sports like triathlon is nutrition. Nutrition is crucial for peak performance in training and racing; it plays a key role in aiding recovery and maintaining immunity and it can[...]

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