Archive January 2016

Protein: why, when, how and what

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What about Protein?

The importance of protein and the question ‘how much protein do I need?’ has been a hotly debated subject for decades. Traditionally scientists have held a view which suggested as long as you meet your RDA for protein adding any extra to your diet would hold no further benefits. However research taken into account since the 1980s shows considerable evidence that the daily protein requirements of an active individual are higher than those that live a more sedentary lifestyle.

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Hydration: Why is it so important?

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Hydration: Why is it so important?

Whether you are exercising or not, your body needs fluid to function. I have composed an article from information I gathered that will help you understand when, what and how much you should drink to stay hydrated. I will also briefly describe the advantages of some types of sport drinks, when is best to use them and include some recipes for making your own!

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