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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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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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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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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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Exercise and Stress

This article looks at the stress placed on the body during exercise, compared to the benefits exercise has on chronic stress. Exercise Beats Chronic Stress

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How To Safely Use A Treadmill

It might sound silly, but treadmill’s account for 66% of all gym injuries. This article outlines how to safely use a treadmill. How To Safely Use A Treadmill

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Ice Bath Recovery, Are They Beneficial To Performance?

For of a long time now, athletes have used ice baths as a recovery technique after training and games, to speed up their recovery. But there is a new body of evidence starting to emerge that suggests ice baths aren’t actually as beneficial as they were once thought to be. Ice Baths

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