What are the Predictors of Wellness Behaviours in US Army Physicians?

Research Paper Title Predictors of Wellness Behaviors in U.S. Army Physicians. Background In 2013, the U.S. Army Surgeon General implemented the Performance Triad (P3), an educational initiative to improve health-related behaviours of soldiers throughout the U.S. Army. The components of P3 are Sleep, Activity, and Nutrition with tenet behaviours for each component. This study reports… Read More

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Does Exercise Alter Gut Microbiota Composition & Function in Lean & Obese Humans?

Research Paper Title Exercise Alters Gut Microbiota Composition and Function in Lean and Obese Humans. Background Exercise is associated with altered gut microbial composition, but studies have not investigated whether the gut microbiota and associated metabolites are modulated by exercise training in humans. The researchers explored the impact of 6 weeks of endurance exercise on… 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

Linking Calorie Deprivation, Mood, Interstitial Glucose & Cognitive Function

Research Paper Title Two Days of Calorie Deprivation Induced by Underfeeding and Aerobic Exercise Degrades Mood and Lowers Interstitial Glucose but Does Not Impair Cognitive Function in Young Adults. Background In studies assessing the effects of acute undernutrition on cognitive function, volunteers are sedentary and findings are equivocal, even though glucose concentrations fall substantially. However,… Read More