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Time To Get Cool About Sweating

Jul 02, 2022

We do it when we’re hot, anxious or embarrassed … and sometimes feel more anxious and embarrassed as a result. Time to get cool about sweating

Summertime and while iced drinks, shady retreats or a dip in the sea can take the heat off, most of us tend to feel a bit stickier...

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Prebiotics and Probiotics for Athletes

May 06, 2022

Prebiotics: Probiotics why is everyone talking about them and do you actually know what they are?!

Probiotics and prebiotics are hot topics in the world of nutrition and all over every magazine and social media article, from suggestions of helping with gut issues, the effect on the gut-lung axis...

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Diabetes Type 1 and Exercise

Sep 01, 2021

Can we track and manage blood sugar levels in sport? 

Yes; in fact, the way we manage blood glucose levels has improved significantly with the introduction of continuous glucose monitoring (CGM). This has not only been significant in athletes in sport with Type 1 diabetes but it has also...

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Sleep for Athletes: Learn How To Sleep Like A Pro!

Aug 06, 2021

Sleep for Athletes

Are you getting enough good quality sleep? For most of us, that answer is sadly no. So much to do. So many things on our minds. Sore bodies and stressful routines don’t help too much either- would I be right there?!

For busy athletes trying to balance training,...

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Milk & Recovery

Jun 14, 2021

Is milk a good sports drink?

Yes, milk the ideal recovery option we need look no further than the humble glass of milk. Milk is easy to digest and has a nutritional composition that makes it an ideal recovery drink. It is a rich source of high-quality protein contains all the essential amino...

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Breakfast for Athletes

Mar 31, 2021

Eat Like a King Or...Not?

Prompted by the systematic review and meta-analysis in the BMJ in 2019 (1); prompted the question about whether we should eat breakfast “like a king” or indeed at all?!

Interestingly, the conclusion from 13 studies into weight change and energy intake...

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Running in the heat

Mar 29, 2021

RUNNING IN THE HEAT

image of charlie egan jogging

We have been lucky enough to have some fantastic weather over lockdown and this week is set for more sunshine and soaring temperatures in the UK and Europe.

Sometimes work can get in the way of our busy training schedules (or is it the other way around?!)

So this...

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Meal plans for athletes - do you really need one?

Mar 19, 2021

“All I need is a meal plan………”

Or do you?! 

This is one of the most frequently asked questions in my clinic by athletes and non-athletes alike.

With experience working in both a clinical and sporting environment, I understand the motivations behind the...

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Do I need protein AND carbohydrate after training?

Mar 17, 2021

I often get asked about having a “diet plan”.

Social media, celebrity diets and crash diets promising weight loss or some sort of magical effects have had such an effect on what athletes and clients believe they need.

I always say, there are plenty of diet plans one can download for...

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Consistency in training and variety in nutrition

Mar 09, 2021

It is essential that we are consistent with training- any good coach will agree that performance and results come with consistency over the days, weeks and even years. 

With that in mind we also need to make sure that we are fuelling consistently and appropriately around our training....

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