Food For Thought – Sports Psychology and Nutrition
We all know that nutrition helps the body complete the tasks we set for it, but does it also influence cognitive and psychological systems? […]
Orthorexia: bridging the gap
Orthorexia is becoming increasingly well known across many individuals, within the media and by researchers. This relatively new identified eating disorder just may be […]
Keeping up with the Ketones!
In achieving optimal body composition for either aesthetic and/or performance purposes, we often cut calories and more specifically alter quantities of particular food groups […]
Low-Carbohydrate High-Fat: Part 1 – Introduction
Weight loss is a major concern in most developed countries. With surveys showing that the majority of adults in the US are trying to […]
Considering beta-alanine supplementation?
Carnosine is a substance found in high concentrations in skeletal muscle. It is formed by the bonding of histadine and beta-alanine (Derave et al. […]
Caffeinated Curiosity ~ Part Two: Cognitive physiology to power performance
Now that we all understand how caffeine affects our cognitive physiology – lets get nerdy with how that can positively impact our performance. Caffeine Induced Cognition […]
Case Studies in Sport Science and Medicine
Practitioners, athletes, students and anyone interested in sport should find the content of these case studies relevant and useful; […]
Creatine: The bulk of the story
Creatine – The ‘Bulk’ of the story Is it fortunate or unfortunate we are to have an array of supplements and training aids available […]
Pre-competition nutrition for elite marathon runners
The Marathon is a 26 mile 385 yard long-distance running event and one of the ultimate challenges in sport. Endurance events that require extreme […]
Hydration and cognition: Drinking to stay alert
Athlete preparation is a hugely diverse area with many different factors contributing to producing the best possible performance on any given occasion. It is […]
The psychology of food choice
I can only assume that with the abundance of information that is at our fingertips today, we are quite aware of what is good […]
Brazil 2014: Will hydration affect cognitive performance?
Hydration is a sports safety issue that has, in the past, been misunderstood. Dehydration is a myth that has been perpetuated by the marketing […]
The Paleo perspective
What’s it all About? Humans evolved during the Paleolithic era between 2.6million and 100,000 years ago and in accordance with Pritchard (2010), the changes […]
Antioxidants: Help or Hindrance
Take a trip to any food retail store, find yourself in the health section and you are immediately struck by the vast quantity of […]
Hydration and endurance performance: Debunking the myths
The topic of hydration still appears to be confusing for those who are looking for advice. A quick search on online and you will […]
How does alcohol, caffeine and hyper hydration affect Sleep?
Alcohol Drinking alcohol before sleep can be viewed as having both a positive and negative influence on sleep. Most research suggests that consumption of […]