Staying healthy during the change of seasons

Physical and mental stress, poor food choices, high levels of repeated training and poor quality sleep may decrease your immune function, making you more susceptible to falling ill and feeling run down. As the seasons change, athletes may find themselves indoors more, training demands may alter and with the added stress associated with competition, study or life, your body could be under further pressure to stay healthy.

NSWIS para-rowers power onto the podium in Italy

Australia’s para-rowers had a strong start to their international season over the weekend, with NSWIS athletes contributing to five of the nine medals won at the FISA International Para-Rowing Regatta in Gavirate, Italy. Capping off a two-week camp, the Australian team finished with a total of four gold, four silver and one bronze medal; enough to be crowned the overall winners of the points score at the event.

World Series podiums for para-triathletes

Jonathan Goerlach has claimed a silver medal with guide Sam Douglas at the 2019 Yokohama ITU World Paratriathlon Series. Competing in the PTVI category, Goerlach was fastest in both the bike and run legs, finishing in a total time of 1:02:49.

World Cup Shotgun bronze for James Willett

NSWIS athlete, James Willett, has continued on the path towards the Tokyo 2020 Olympics by claiming a podium position at the ISSF World Cup Shotgun in Changwon, Korea. The Institute’s individual scholarship holder shot three perfect rounds in qualification before missing just one target in the final to secure the bronze medal.

Taking ownership of your diet

Everybody has different eating habits, and our busy lifestyles make it easy for us to gravitate back to what is familiar without challenging if those food choices align with training requirements and are what our bodies need. Every time you eat something, you have an opportunity to improve your health and take one step towards your performance goals.


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