Eight Essential Sports Nutrition supplements

Fitness has, thanks to greater nutritional awareness, which has changed dramatically over the last decade. Though it retains an intense focus on training, nutritional supplements have crept into the diet of even the least casual gym goers. From protein supplements to amino acids, the language and detail of targeted nutrition supplementation have become commonplace. But which ones are essential to your workout and post-workout routines? Here’s eight: Whey Protein – The…

4th April 2017
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Delayed onset of muscle soreness (Doms)

Sore Muscles? Don’t Stop Exercising Delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS), also called muscle fever, is the pain and stiffness felt in muscles several hours to days after unaccustomed or strenuous exercise. The soreness is felt most strongly 24 to 72 hours after the exercise. It is thought to be caused by eccentric (lengthening) exercise, which causes microtrauma to the muscle fibers. After such exercise, the muscle adapts rapidly to prevent muscle damage, and thereby soreness, if the exercise is repeated. Delayed onset…

23rd March 2017
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Diabetes and exercise

Diabetes is a group of metabolic diseases where the body’s pancreas does not produce enough insulin or does not properly respond to insulin produced, resulting in high blood sugar levels over a prolonged period. There are several different types of diabetes, but the most common forms are type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Both impact glucose levels, and if left untreated, can cause many complications. Type 1 diabetes (T1D) can…

5th March 2017
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MAKE YOUR OWN ISOTONIC SPORTS DRINK

4th September 2016

The best type of drink to combine re-hydration with energy available for athletes is the isotonic sports drink. WHICH WILL ENHANCE PERFORMANCE? ·         4g sugar per 100ml which is 4% carbohydrates ·         This sugar should be in simple form ·         Th e fastest absorbed is glucose or sucrose with maltodestrin ·         A small amount of salt 50-70mg per 100ml will enhance absorption  this will help to compensate for sodium loss…

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