How cold weather and altitude affects nutrition
Winter sports require a wide range of skills, strength, concentration, technique and energy demands. While the principals of fuelling performance and fuelling training remain similar to summer sports, the thing that sets them apart so distinctively is the environment they participate in.
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.
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.
4 essentials for an athlete’s kitchen
For many athletes there comes a time when you’ll move out of home and away from the reliable home cooked meal. It can be a bit daunting, knowing you’re now solely in charge of preparing a diet to suit your training regime.
How to kickstart your healthy habits
A visit to the supermarket can be the turning point for what you will eat for the week. Planning and preparation is one of the most important steps in managing your diet, to make healthy choices and having the right food available.