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Nutritional Considerations for the Female Athlete

Nutritional Considerations for the Female Athlete

Optimal nutrition is an important aspect of any athlete’s preparation to achieve optimal health and performance. Published literature often focuses on male athletes, leaving out specific advice for females. Women differ from men not only in size, but in body composition and hormonal balance. They also differ from one another – highlighting the individuality of any nutritional approaches.

Hydration in the Winter

Hydration in the Winter

It’s well known that the body’s thirst response is reduced throughout the winter months, when it’s darker and colder. The body doesn’t feel like it needs as much fluid as it would normally in ambient/warm temperatures. It is debated that once you are thirsty, you are already in a dehydrated state – so building a plan is key for successful performance.
Winter Running Tips

Winter Running Tips

Whether you’re a seasoned runner or just jog every now and again to keep on top of your fitness – winter running can be hard. Cold temperatures and darkness all contribute to a lack of motivation, but what can you do to nail those winter runs so you come out a better athlete?
Fuelling the Elite: Rugby

Fuelling the Elite: Rugby

Given the high intensity nature of Rugby, carbohydrate is the main fuel for performance and players should ‘fuel for the work required’ by reducing carbohydrate intake on training days and days off. However, players may benefit from consuming greater amounts of carbohydrate on the day before, the day of and in recovery from match play to promote muscle glycogen storage so they are able to go again
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