Nutrition Info

How Caffeine Improves Exercise Performance

Caffeine has been show to consistently improve exercise performance, and up until 2004 it was on WADA’s banned list.  Although we think mostly of coffee, caffeine is found in many foods and beverages, and so monitoring and testing can be a problem.  Caffeine is also metabolised at different rates in people, and so a simple…

How To Say Mentally Healthy During Isolation

This year has seen some abrupt and significant changes to our daily life and routine. Some of us are facing extended periods of isolation and restrictions. We are all facing uncertainly and disruption to ‘normal’ life which can have a negative effect on mental health.   Isolation from others and from a normal daily routine can…

How to Carbohydrate Load for Race Day

Getting ready for a big race?  Wondering what all the carb loading hype is about?  Here are some great tips to get you prepped and ready for your best race day yet! 

Foods to Boost Your Immune System

Taking care of your immune system is always important, but even more so now as we face a global pandemic. Generally, your immune system does an amazing job of defending you against disease causing micro-organisms.  However, sometimes it fails, and infections can invade and take hold.  Your first line of defence is a healthy lifestyle…

Intermittent Fasting and Exercise

Intermittent Fasting (IF) is an increasingly common way of eating that has become popular over the last few years. IF is also known as time-restricted eating, where the aim is to restrict when you eat, rather than necessarily what you eat.  A recent review of the science of fasting shows that it can improve metabolism,…

How to Transition to a Plant-Based Diet

As people become more aware of the health benefits of eating plenty of fruits and vegetables, there is a growing global trend towards plant-based diets.  In the past, identifying as vegan or vegetarian was viewed as extreme or unusual, but now all that is changing as it becomes more popular and mainstream.  Australia is the…

How to Make the Most of Protein Supplements with Age

As we age, our bodies and our physical goals change. When we’re younger, we typically use protein supplements to build muscles and enhance athletic performance. As we age, those goals shift and we can utilise protein to maintain muscle mass that’s more susceptible to deterioration, especially during illness or injury.  Because these goals shift, we…

The Ultimate Guide to Protein

If you follow sports nutrition, then you certainly know that protein is an essential part of your daily diet. If you are an endurance athlete, you may not think of yourself as a body builder. Yet, your training load places significant demands on your body for maintaining, repairing and growing lean muscle mass. While carbohydrates may be your staple…

The Ultimate Guide to Carbs

Trendy fad diets tend to contradict each other. While some include carbohydrates, others altogether avoid them or differentiate between good and bad carbs. It can be challenging to know what information to trust or what approach is right for you. With our ultimate guide to carbs, you can ditch the fads and better understand how…

How to Keep Fit in Isolation

A common question we are all asking right now is, how do we keep fit in isolation? With many races cancelled and even regular exercise restricted for athletes right across Australia, our routines have to change.  That can be hard, both physically and mentally, and many athletes feel that by slowing down they will lose…

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