Creatine is a non-essential nutrient that helps supply energy to cells throughout the body. Creatine provides energy to support brief, intense exercise less than 30 seconds duration. The body naturally produces creatine in the liver, pancreas and kidneys and is stored in high concentrations in muscle, with a small amount Read More
Ok so this blog delves a little deeper into the science behind collagen so if you’re not up for the extra detail, head to the punch line at the end. The global market for collagen is currently estimated to be around $3 billion dollars and is expected to continue rising Read More
Do you ever experience abdominal pain, diarrhoea, bloating or feel nauseous before a race or training session? Runners gut impacts 30-50% of endurance athletes during an event – that’s a lot!! Runner’s Gut doesn’t just affect runners. Other sporting modalities experience it too, but it is more common in endurance Read More
Healthy eating during pregnancy is essential for both the development and growth of the baby as well as maintaining the mother’s health throughout this time. The food a mother eats during pregnancy influences the physical and emotional health of her child during childhood, adolescence and adulthood. Increased Requirements During Pregnancy Read More
Chiropractic management of athletes focuses on the alignment of the musculoskeletal system. Correct biomechanics is critically important to achieve optimal performance. Chiropractic is increasingly used by professional athletes to gain that desired advantage. When working with athletes we are generally working on either a preventative program or supporting the healing Read More
Intuitive eating is all about listening to your bodies hunger and fullness cues. So, no more being told what and when to eat. For a long time we have been telling our bodies to eat to a schedule, 7am for breakfast, 10am for morning tea, 1pm for lunch and so on. Read More
During exercise, our bodies mostly use carbohydrates (stored glycogen and blood glucose) and some fat for energy. We also lose fluid through sweat and expiration and repeated muscle contractions during exercise create tiny tears in your muscles that need repairing. The duration and intensity of your exercise and your body composition goals Read More
You have likely heard that olive oil shouldn’t be used for cooking. But, do you actually know the facts? First, you need to know a little bit of the science behind what makes a good cooking oil. Different oils have different amounts of fats, some have more saturated fat, others Read More
To eat or not to eat? This is a well debated question among exercise enthusiasts. Does fasting before exercise burn more fat? Will I have enough energy to train at a high intensity if I don’t eat before exercise? Does eating before exercise lead to excess kilojoule intake over the day? Perhaps Read More
Take the guesswork out of what you should be eating.
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