Brown, et al 2011 had 419 marathon runners complete a survey on race day. This was used to gather different data. First, the average age of men and women were 41 and 38 respectively indicating that marathon running is popular with a slightly older sports crowd. They had trained 6.8 months for this race and [...]
The International Society of Sports Nutrition has recently published a position paper on nutrient timing. It is a 12 page review (for the full article, click here) which details the effects of various carbohydrate and protein intakes and their timing on acute and chronic exercise results. In summary, the ISSN reports that the consumption [...]
In 1996, there was a concerted effort by health and fitness professionals to address the question of hydration for sport. The American College of Sports Medicine (1996) subsequently published a position stand on the issue, advocating athletes’ to drink as much water as possible at regular intervals. In 2007 the ACSM revised their position statement [...]
Here’s our practical nutrition tip of the day: when sitting down for meals, drink 1L of water, try take a soup before eating, and the more colours on your plate, generally the better.
What are the nutritional requirements of an elite (professional) athlete? In 1991, The Consensus Conference on Food, Nutrition and Sports Performance highlighted three key findings regarding the nutritional habits of elite athletes: 1) elite athletes underestimated the central role of carbohydrate 2) elite athletes overestimated their protein intake requirements 3) elite athletes underestimated fluid replacement [...]
Have you ever noticed that on a cold day, you perform your warm-up and are ready to attack your event with complete determination …. only to notice that, you need to pee? Indeed, cold ambient temperatures stimulate an inhibition in anti-diuretic hormone i.e. in the cold, you are going to pee pretty often. What’s more, [...]
Given that summer is in full swing, it’s high time we spoke a little about exercising in the heat. Heat exerts a significant physiological challenge for the body, where the demands of muscles that need blood for work compete against the demands the demand of the body to lose heat via sweating, all while trying [...]
How important are euhydration and rehydration prior to, and during exercise respectively? It appears that they are essential. Data from Cheung et al. (2000) demonstrate that subjects exercised in hot conditions at constant pace for 106min when euhydrated AND rehydrated with water at a rate of 1L per hour. However, when the test was repeated, [...]