Boost your immune system to avoid illness

Boost your immune system to avoid illness As we face new and unique health challenges, our immune system is the first line of defence.  Therefore, people with compromised immunity are most at risk such as people with chronic diseases or the elderly. Although we can’t do anything about our age, there are many things we…

How much protein do we need?

by Issi Brookes ~ Feb 2020 It is vital that as an athlete you ensure that your protein intake is adequate and this particularly applies in the post activity period. When exercising, the presence of adrenaline and absence of insulin results in muscle proteins breaking down to release amino acids. As muscle protein is breaking…

The pros of plant protein

by Issi Brookes ~ Feb 2020 Protein is an essential macro-nutrient that helps build muscle, repair tissue, and make enzymes and hormones in our bodies.  Basically, it is one of the building blocks of our bone, muscle, and skin and is an important component of almost every cell in the body.  Eating adequate amounts of…

Got an event? Here’s how sponsorship and nutrition works with BINDI

Summer in Australia might be beach weather and time for holidays… but for sports enthusiasts it is often race season! Every weekend is a triathlon, an open water swim, a fun run or criterium it seems.  This all makes us VERY busy at BINDI over this time of year (which is what we live for,…

Nutrition Insights – the Top Trends of 2019

2020 is underway and with that comes a renewed sense of vigour and enthusiasm.  Goals are set, race plans are made, and many resolutions include improved nutrition and body composition. January is the perfect time to reflect on the 2019 lessons learnt in nutrition, so we can take what works as we move into the…

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…

man and woman drinking water

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.  

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