Nutrition tips for cycling – the Tour de Lauder

With a break in the Scottish weather and Spring well under way, it is the perfect time to get out on the bike and enjoy the countryside. For the last couple of years I have taken part in the Tour de Lauder, a charity cycle race in the Borders raising money for Chest, Heart & […]

World Cup fever

The latest Guardian food article describes the types of foods that teams in the world cup are carting around with them from home. When travelling for competition, it is important that players are comfortable and their menus and food plans aren’t altered in the lead up to matches. The climate of Brazil will dictate food […]

Hydration during cycling

With the Calendonia Etape looming, it’s time to think about packing and preparing for the event and part of this involves hydration. The bike holds 2 water bottles but how much should we be drinking? Guidelines for fluid ingestion during exercise highly recommend ingestion of fluid for exercise over 60 minutes. It is recommended that […]

Hydration and sport performance

Today I’m studying hydration and I thought I’d share a few of the most important and interesting things: Sweating is good – it means that your body is thermoregulating properly, so the more sweat the better, all you need to do it make sure you replace the fluid lost afterwards When you are dehydrated, concentrate […]

Basic sports nutrition for young athletes

It’s been a couple of weeks since I did a presentation for the young sprinters at Edinburgh athletic club so I thought I’d share some of the main points. It was actually quite tricky deciding what to say as I had no idea what kind of basic knowledge they had, but I took them some […]