Poor Hydration – The Nemesis Of Endurance Athletes

The better hydrated you are, the easier it is for your blood to circulate and deliver oxygen and nutrients to yourbody. Drinking around 1.5 litres of fluid per day is sufficient to replace normal water loss due to sweating,urinating and breathing. During exercise, athletes can lose 1 kg of bodyweight per hour. Excessive loss of […]

Stress, Gut Function and the Endurance Athlete

Getting to a race a realising the queue for the portaloo is longer than the supermarket queue in the height of lockdown can be a serious cause of stress for the already stressed athlete. It is well documented that psychological stress can wreak havoc on gut function. Anecdotes about having to defecate before the start […]