Improving Performance with Sleep

When people talk about the keys to living a healthy life and performing at your best, exercise and diet are always front and centre. Rightly so, as exercising at least 150 mins per week at moderate to vigorous intensity and eating a well-balanced diet rich in green leafy vegetables, fruits, grains and seafood and low […]

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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 […]

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Taming Achilles Tendinopathies

Achilles Tendinopathies Achilles tendon pain is a prevalent condition that is an extremely frustrating and challenging condition to treat for both patient and practitioner. Fortunately there is a strong and ever growing body of evidence that supports the use of heavy tendon load exercises in the treatment of tendinopathies, especially achilles tendinopathies (AT). In September […]

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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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Sports Nutrition Supplements – What You Need To Know

Supplements Are Big Business! Sports nutrition supplements, more formally known as nutritional erogogenic aids are part of a supplement industry that is currently booming, with sales in Australia skyrocketing to $1billion dollars per year. It is not hard to miss manufacturers bold advertising campaigns, their lists of powders, pills and liquids for pre workout right […]

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Exercise at work to improve productivity

We know that physical activity helps to mitigate the risks of developing preventable diseases like cardiovascular disease, obesity, diabetes etc associated with a sedentary lifestyle and physical inactivity. It is also known that exercise helps to improve memory and cognition. A recent small scale study showed that by engaging in regular exercise at work people […]

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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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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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Exercise and Cognitive Function in Children

Exercise is important for children, especially with the growing rates of childhood obesity. This study looked at cognition and exercise in children and found that children who undertook motor specific exercise had better cognitive function (working memory) than those children who just did cardiovascular exercise. Motor skills based exercise and children

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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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