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Hydration

Hydration for Sports Performance

In my experience adequate hydration is often overlooked beyond perhaps slipping an electrolyte tablet into the water bottle.  However dehydration can be a major and dangerous factor in under-performance. During an endurance event your body may lose litres of sweat. Ensuring that you have hydrated properly prior to the event is just as important as…

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Nutrition

Carbohydrates for Performance

Hi Hazel! One Q about carbs for sports: I’m gently getting back into being more active (swimming, walking and wanting to add in cycling – not too fast!). I listened to a talk recently on sports nutrition (v outdated info!, and not in line with the mostly raw vegan cleanse that I’m following) but it…

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Measuring Your Blood Sugar

Measuring your blood sugar will enable you to get the inside scoop on managing the intricacies of your unique blood sugar responses to foods throughout the day, and will enable fine tuning of your macro nutrient needs (proteins, fats and carbohydrates). Supplies One Touch and Bayer are two good brands for their technology, accuracy and…

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How well do you know your body?

It may seem like an odd question to ask, but your body communicates through signs and symptoms. It can mumble and grumble if you haven’t paid attention to it so the odd twinge is usual, but I would encourage you to take a good look at yourself naked and get to know your lumps and…

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Nutrition

Chocolate that does you good!

This is an exciting but busy time of year.  Not only do our bodies have to adjust to the colder weather, but time seems to speed up with all the Christmas preparations and socialising.  I love the saying “90% of what you eat should be good for your body, and 10% should be good for…

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