Is A Plant-Based Diet Really A Game Changer?
The Game Changers, a movie promoting the benefits of a plant-based diet on athlete performance has been gaining a lot of traction. With big sports stars involved like Lewis Hamilton, Novak Djokovic, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jackie Chan and backed by Hollywood heavy weight director and producer James Cameron one can see why. However, for the uninitiated […]Continue reading
Liquid Gold – Why Hydration Is Important
Fluid or hydration status is extremely important in endurance sports like the marathon, getting it wrong can have disastrous consequences. As such hydration is a balancing act, not taking in enough fluids will result in dehydration and taking in too much fluid will result in Exercise-Associated Hyponatremia (EAH). EAH can be a life-threatening scenario where […]Continue reading
Running On A Full Tank
Hitting The Wall Endurance athletes can lose up to 3-4% of their body weight during a race, this means getting your nutritional intake and hydration strategies right is paramount, if not it can result in dehydration, increased fatigue, cognition dysfunction and poor performance. However, many runners especially at the recreational level often overlook the importance […]Continue reading
Does HIIT and caffeine improve tolerance to HIT?
This is a very promising small scale study looking at the effects of caffeine on tolerance to high intensity workload. The study shows that those who took 5mg of caffeine per kg were able to train at a high intensity level for 30% longer than those who didn’t take caffeine. The caffeine group also burned […]Continue reading
The Health Benefits of Physical Activity
Hot off the press, is the 2018 Physical Activity Guidelines Advisory Committee report, building on the evidence for exercise training and health benefits from 2008. It has been well documented that exercise is beneficial in the prevention of chronic diseases like cardiovascular disease, type II diabetes, obesity and certain cancers such as breast and colon. […]Continue reading
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.Continue reading
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 OverviewContinue reading
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 ChiropractorContinue reading