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Fueling your morning run: What does medical research say?

Are you an endurance runner looking to optimise your performance on your next run? One crucial aspect often overlooked is fueling your morning run. What you eat before a run can significantly impact your energy levels, endurance, and overall performance. But how do you know what to eat with so much conflicting information on the …

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Unveiling the Secrets: Weight Loss Strategies for Endurance Runners

Have you ever wondered how to look lean without compromising your endurance as a runner? A delicate balance exists in endurance sports between power-to-weight ratio and optimal weight. Recent Australian statistics reveal that many female athletes actively seek effective weight management strategies to enhance their performance. With 67% expressing concerns about weight impacting their performance …

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Hydration: The Key to Peak Athletic Performance

Have you ever wondered how crucial hydration is for an athlete’s peak performance and overall health? In the dynamic world of sports, where every second counts, understanding the science of hydration can be a game-changer. Recent Australian statistics shed light on the criticality of hydration in sports. According to the Australian Institute of Sport, dehydration …

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Protein Balls for Hormone Health

These protein balls can be a great snack to manage energy levels, support hormonal balance, and provide a dose of protein and iron without excess sugar. Enjoy one or two as a nutritious snack throughout the day. Ingredients: 1 cup rolled oats 1/2 cup almond meal 1/4 cup chia seeds 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds 1/4 …

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Why is Magnesium essential to bone health?

As an athlete, you’re constantly pushing your body to the limits, always striving for peak performance. Athletes are also churning through key nutrients such as magnesium, sodium and iron. Whether you’re running marathons, cycling, swimming, lifting weights, or participating in team sports, your bones bear the brunt of your intense physical activity and constant training …

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Medicinal Mushrooms

Medicinal mushrooms have gained popularity in recent years for their potential health benefits, including those that can be advantageous for athletes. Mushrooms are a great inclusion in your diet as they have many health and nutritional benefits. Mushrooms contain several B vitamins, including niacin, folate, biotin, pantothenic acid and riboflavin. Mushrooms also provide antioxidants and …

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Sports Naturopathy

Sports naturopathy, also known as sports focussed naturopathic medicine, uses natural healing approaches and offers many potential benefits for athletes. Naturopathic practitioners (Naturopaths) aim to maintain optimal health through a balanced and yet comprehensive approach. Naturopathy complements other conventional medical and allied health practices. Potential benefits of sports naturopathy for athletes include: Holistic Approach: Sports …

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Ginger and Pumpkin Soup (GF)

We all know that winter weather calls for delicious, heart warming soups. This delicious pumpkin soup recipe has the added bonus of ginger – an ingredient that aids digestion and is packed with antioxidants that help prevent arthritis, inflammation and various types of infection. There are so many health benefits of ginger! Ingredients 1kg pumpkin, peeled, …

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Relative Energy Deficiency -RED-S

Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport – or RED-S as it is known – is caused when there’s a negative balance between dietary energy intake and the energy output needed to promote optimal health, performance, growth and daily life. Up until 2014 RED-S was referred to as the female athlete triad – disordered eating, menstrual disturbances …

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