What Physiological Factors Influence Cognitive Performance in Military Personnel?

Research Paper Title Physiological Factors Which Influence Cognitive Performance in Military Personnel. Background Maintenance of cognitive and task performance is important under several scenarios, none more so than in a military context. Personnel are prepared for and trained to tolerate many of the stressors they encounter; however, consideration of stressors typically extends only as far… Read More

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Update on the Efficacy of Military Fluid Intake Guidance.

Research Paper Title Update: Efficacy of Military Fluid Intake Guidance. Background Fluid intake during military training is prescribed based on the interactions among work rates, environmental conditions, and uniform configurations. The efficacy of this guidance has not been empirically assessed in over a decade. To determine the acceptability of the fluid intake guidance, sweat losses… Read More

Eating & Drinking after Workouts

Nutrition requirements after exercise will depend on the type of workout performed, for example resistance training or cardiovascular training, the intensity of the workout, and the overall goals of the individual. Post-workout nutrition aims to promote optimum recovery between workouts and to maximise results. The three key principles of recovery nutrition are to: Refuel the… Read More

Hydration during Workouts

Nutrition goals during your workout should be to replace the fluid lost through sweat and make sure you have enough fuel (carbohydrate) to last the distance and work at your hardest. When Do I Need Fuel? Whether you require carbohydrate or not during exercise depends on the length and intensity of exercise. Generally, if your… Read More

Liquid Gold: Fancy a Drink of Water?

Did you know you can buy a bottle of water from Harrods for £80 (US$99), an upmarket department store in London (The Economist, 2017). Premium water, i.e. bottled water selling for $1.30 or more per litre, is commonly referred to as ‘liquid gold’. “According to Zenith Global, a consulting firm, the global market has grown by 9% annually… Read More

It’s a No-brainer: Drinking to Thirst versus Drinking to Full

  In the seemingly never-ending academic debate on drinking to thirst or drinking to full, there is some new research suggesting our brains can gently inform us when we have had enough. “THIS isn’t hard to swallow. Our body can influence the amount of fluid we put in our body by making it easier or more difficult to… Read More

Some Interesting Facts about the Fluids We Drink

“Fancy a drink? At some point today the answer will be yes. The average adult drinks about 1.7 litres of fluids a day: water, tea, coffee, soda, milk, fruit juice and more. But our ideas of what we should be drinking are clouded by urban myths, wishful thinking and dubious health claims. Time to mix in some fact.” (Adee et al.,… Read More