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How diet and lifestyle choices impact athletic performance and risk of infection

Professional football (Soccer) players are exposed to large amounts of physiological and psychological stress, which can increase infection risk and threaten availability for training and competition.

Most athletes do take their diets seriously, however, this isn’t always the case and with up to 50 competitive, high-pressure games in a nine month period as well as training almost every day, players who do not prioritise their diet put themselves at increased risk of infection.

International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism recently published a Case Study: Nutritional and Lifestyle Support to Reduce Infection Incidence in an InternationalStandard Premier League Soccer Player. 

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Daily nutrition advice to ensure young athletes perform at their best

Ensure your young athletes are eating healthily enough to perform at their best on and off the pitch with Fueling Young Athletes. 

This practical guide teaches you to analyse current eating habits and preferences and how and where these can be performed.

Learn how healthier meals and snacks can elevate performance while still being convenient and appetising.

Plus, there’s a collection of recipes for you to create your own sports drinks and smoothies.

Normal Price: £14.99 | €18.00
HK Rewards Price: £11.99 | €14.40

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Free webinar – A case study of an adrenally fatigued, nutrient-depleted professional athlete

The fourth and final webinar of our series with Ian Craig and The British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES) will be –  A case study of an adrenally fatigued, nutrient-depleted professional athlete.

Date: Wednesday 29th March 2017
Time: 3pm GMT

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Free webinar – DIY sports drinks and gels that nourish, not deplete

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The third webinar of our four-part series with Ian Craig and The British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES) is DIY sports drinks and gels that nourish, not deplete.

Date: Wednesday 22nd March 2017
Time: 3 pm GMT

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Sugar-free and ‘diet’ drinks no better for healthy weight than full sugar drinks

Sugar-free and ‘diet’ drinks are often seen as the healthier option, however, researchers from the Imperial College London argue that they are no more helpful for maintaining a healthy weight than their full-sugar counterparts.

The research was conducted by academics from Imperial College London, the University of Sao Paulo and the Federal University of Pelotas, Brazil. They provided a commentary on current research and policy into sweetened drinks. They found that not only were they sugar-free drinks no better from weight loss but that they may also be detrimental to the environment.

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Free Webinar – What is Integrative Sports Nutrition?

We’re happy to announce the latest webinar in our series in partnership with The British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES): What is Integrative Sports Nutrition?

This webinar provides an introduction to how physiological knowledge of an athlete’s body can be used to improve functional health. Which is an essential factor in reaching peak levels of performance. This webinar will benefit academics, students, physiologists, sports scientists, health professionals and nutritionists.

Title: What is Integrative Sports Nutrition?
Presenter: Ian Craig MSc (Ex Phys) BSc (Nut Ther) DipCNE INLPTA (@ian_tNI on twitter)
Date: Wednesday 1st March 2017
Time: 15.00 GMT

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Free webinar – Rocket (and Beetroot) Science: Dietary Nitrate and Exercise Performance

We are delighted to announce Rocket (and Beetroot) Science: Dietary Nitrate and Exercise Performance is now available for full playback on our website.

The webinar was presented by Professor Andrew Jones on Thursday 17th November 2016. It is part of a series of webinars brought to you in conjunction with the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES). BASES members can earn two CPD credits upon watching the presentation.

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The webinar provided an insight into the effect of dietary nitrates on muscle efficiency and exercise performance. There is also emerging evidence to suggest that beetroot juice may reduce resting blood pressure, which has implications for cardiovascular health.

“Since our discovery that beetroot juice has several important physiological effects, we’ve been interested in finding out in which populations and sporting events it may be most effective.”

—Professor Andrew Jones

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