Simple hydration tips for summer

As summer hits Australia, here are our top five tips for keeping hydrated and some guidelines on when it’s a good idea to use a sports drink! … SHOP ELECTROLYTES AND HYDRATION HERE

What causes cramping… and how to avoid it?

We’ve all felt it at some point… that intensely painful and involuntary muscle contraction we know only too well as cramp.  Some people rarely get cramps… whereas others will have a crippling cramp just by pointing a toe in the water and seem to be more prone to them on a regular basis.  It’s natural…

Coming to Busselton? Our favourite local ‘must visit’ spots

There is no doubt that Busselton in December is absolutely buzzing.  The town is filled with Ironman athletes in compression gear… the foreshore fills with marquees and red carpet… and the atmosphere is electric. As a triathlete AND a local, this has to be my favourite time of year – right in the heart of…

Are sports drinks safe for kids?

“If my child is playing sport, do they need a sports drink?” This is such a common question, and one which parents ask me regularly.  Most parents have been warned about the health risks of soft drinks and energy drinks such as excess calorie consumption, dental decay and added stimulants.  But when it comes to…

Is hydration your secret weapon?

Studies are showing us that dehydration can affect your mood, brain function and performance.  Basically, even mild dehydration can lead to lowered mood, increased fatigue and a decline in your ability to think clearly. Given that the human body is made up of 60% water, the daily consumption of water is essential for our survival.  

Kona: Bindi’s Tips for the Big Island

Kona: Bindi’s Tips for the Big Island (yes, there is good coffee!)

It’s that time of year again, Kona time. For many people, Kona is the pinnacle of hours, days, months and years of training.

Touching down on the Big Island is akin to landing on hallowed ground, and the atmosphere is electric. I doubt anywhere in the world has such a concentration of fit, tanned, lycra-clad bodies in the world than Hawaii in October!

The best training day snacks

A lot of our talk about nutrition will focus on the big stuff.  The macros of protein, carbs and fat, or what makes the perfect post training breakfast.  But if you are on a decent training program and expending plenty of energy each day, there’s a good chance you will need snacks between your meals…

I ran marathon last weekend, and here’s what I learnt

The marathon.  What a beautiful, challenging and even mythical distance.  Throughout history, runners have challenged themselves in both mind and body over this distance.  The first marathon commemorated the run of the soldier Pheidippides from a battlefield near the town of Marathon, Greece, to Athens in 490 B.C to announce the defeat of the Persians….

Addicted to sugar?  Why you need to think twice as an athlete

We all know sugar tastes good and it’s hard to stop at just a small sample of anything deliciously sweet.  But are you actually addicted?  It’s certainly possible, as sugar activates opiate receptors in your brain to make you feel good emotionally, even if only in the short term.  But once the sugar high wears…