After my recent DNAFit results which made it very clear I have a massive sensitivity to carbohydrates and a predisposition to cealiac disease, all of which I have intuitively known for many years. I have been on a mission to find wholesome, clean energy recipes that won’t bloat me, or send me into a carb-coma within 10 minutes of consumption. Here is a gem I found recently, you can steer clear of the dates if they are not your bag, and if coconut flour is too intense in flavour, try spelt flour instead.
Our bodies use calcium for many functions and chemical chain reactions to support overall health and wellbeing. Critical for unlocking the absorption of Vitamin D, calcium is also used to support our nervous system, muscles, heart and bone density and health and repair.
Endurance sports require a massive training load, and this puts a huge demand on the body. You concentrate on getting nutrition right, spend time resting and recovering, and we race, but injuries occur all the time, and seemingly without warning. When this happens, you need to know how to approach the problem. (more…)
‘Train, train, TRAIN!’ is the mantra driven into the part-time athlete, and as pumped as we get building strength, endurance and speed, the intended outcome is often compromised by this misguided approach.
Work, travel, family and social time and extraneous circumstances all play a huge role in the day-to-day of athletes general wellbeing and navigating through all this can become a stressor if you’re not managed correctly.
It all begins at the crushingly early hour of 04:30am, woken by a tranquil alarm, swiftly followed by a heart rate variability (HRV) reading. To understand how your body has responded to whatever has been thrown at it the previous day is to better plan for the day ahead.