What do we mean by functional and how does what we consume affect the body? Ian Craig discusses your functional health through the lens of sports drinks. What do I mean by functional? Functional has been a buzz word in exercise for many years, so we can use it as an example: Exercise needs to […]

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Does your mind slow down or speed up your recovery from an injury? Ian Craig thinks it does, and supports this theory with a convincing literature review.. Injury is one of the biggest challenges that an athlete (whether elite or recreational) will face in his or her athletic career. It is a barrier to successful […]

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It’s not just about carbs – protein is important too. Ian Craig explains why. How much have we heard about the benefits of carbohydrates in an endurance athlete’s eating armoury? We need to eat more than half of our food in a pale starchy form in order to excel at our chosen sport according to […]

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