How Dehydration Influences Your Performance

It is often something that is overlooked or dismissed during endurance or intense physical activity, but hydration is incredibly important to performance and good health. As a general rule, for low to moderate exercise under 60 minutes water is sufficient to keep the body hydrated. For exercise over 60 minutes, electrolyte replacement is required. Having […]

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Fueling your body for optimal performance and recovery

What you eat and drink pre and post workout are vitally important for performance optimization and recovery. This article provides an overview of the types of fuels and amounts needed to help fuel your body for optimal performance and recovery. Fueling your body for optimal performance.  

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Could birth control help reduce serious knee injuries in women?

A very interesting study looking at a potential link between birth control and serious knee injuries in women. Birth Control and Knee Injuries in Women

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Running Medicine – A Clinician’s Overview

Dr. Shannon’s manuscript titled “Running Medicine: A Clinician’s Overview”, has just been published in the peer reviewed Chiropractic Journal of Australia. This manuscript can be accessed via the link below. Running Medicine-A Clinician’s Overview

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Assessing Your Fitness

How do you assess your fitness, this article explains simple ways to monitor your fitness levels, without wearable fitness technology.   Test your fitness level

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Melbourne Chiropractor Nicholas Shannon loves how joints work

Journalist Josh Jennings, writer for Fairfax media (Sydney Morning Herald and The Age newspapers), shines a light on Dr. Shannon’s involvement in the world of Sports Medicine and Chiropractic. Dr. Nicholas Shannon – Sports Chiropractor

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Caffeine improves sports performance

If you are looking for that extra edge in your sporting performance, look no further than your morning coffee. Need a sports performance boost? Fire up the coffee pot

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Dose Response to Exercise

The Exercise Is Medicine initiative by the American College of Sports Medicine is continually gaining traction around the world and this article ties into that initiative  exploring the optimum dose of exercise. Optimum dose of exercise

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Small-Sided Soccer Provides Broad Spectrum Fitness and Health Benefits Across the Lifespan

A brilliant little article on a study showing the health benefits small sided soccer provides. http://www.multibriefs.com/briefs/acsm/active4-30.htm

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What’s new in the news

Strength Training and Type 2 Diabetes 1 in 3 people will be afflicted with the precursor to type 2 diabetes, which is called impaired glucose metabolism (IGM). Those with IGM are at risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Traditionally the mainstay for managing and preventing IGM has been through cardiovascular exercise. Research is now showing […]

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