On this episode of the Sports Nutrition podcast series I'm joined by Emeritus Professor Michael Gleeson. Michael is a professor of exercise biochemistry and the author of multiple books including 'Eat Move Sleep Repeat'. We're discussing what immunonutrition is, the key micronutrients and macronutrients for optimal immune health, and the role that supplements can play.
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Cycling LEJOG on Chemotherapy - Gareth Emmerson
29:09On today’s episode I’m joined by Gareth Emmerson. In 2014, at the age of 21, Gareth was diagnosed with Ewing’s Sarcoma and in 2020 this diagnosis became terminal. Gareth wanted something positive to focus on so set out to raise as much money as possible for Sarcoma UK by cycling from Land’s End to John O’Groats. Gareth is joining me to share his story, tell me more about his huge cycling challenge and to raise awareness for the charity, Sarcoma UK.
Triathlon Tips - Becky Hair
40:23On this episode I'm very lucky to be joined by Becky Hair to discuss how to prepare for a triathlon, as I have my first one coming up later this month! Becky is a physiotherapist and triathlete and she's sharing her tips for training, kit and what to do on race day itself.
Diving Medicine & Safety - Dr Megan Evans
34:48On this episode I'm joined by Dr Megan Evans to discuss Diving Medicine. Megan is a divemaster and junior doctor who works at the Diving Diseases Research Centre (DDRC). This episode is aimed at healthcare professionals or those with a keen interest in diving. We're discussing safe diving practices, assessing fitness to dive, as well as decompression illness and the symptoms to be aware of.
Surf Medicine & First Aid - Dr Sophie Rintoul-Hoad
35:06On the next few episodes I'll be taking a brief pause from talking about running to discuss some other outdoor sports. First up is surfing! I'm joined by Dr Sophie Rintoul-Hoad to introduce the topic of first aid in the setting of water sports. We discuss how to stay safe in the water, basic life support principles and how to prevent surfing-related medical problems developing in the future.
Gut Health & Exercise - Dr Anthony Rafferty
42:49On this episode I'm joined by Dr Anthony Rafferty. Anthony is a medical doctor and PhD who is passionate about improving gut microbiome health through nutrition & lifestyle. We're discussing the importance of good gut health for sports performance, how exercise influences our gut microbiome and, importantly, Anthony shares some top tips on how to improve our gut health.
Performance Nutrition - Dr Richard Allison
34:01On this episode of the Sports Nutrition series I’m joined by Dr Richard Allison, a consultant in performance nutrition and clinical dietetics based at the Institute of Sport and Exercise Health in London. We discuss the importance of matching energy intake with energy expenditure, how to fuel around training sessions, the role of fasted training, and key considerations when following a restricted diet.
Hydration - Dr Stephen Mears
26:29On this episode I'm joined by Dr Stephen Mears, a senior lecturer in sport and exercise nutrition at Loughborough University. We're discussing the importance of optimal hydration in sport as well as the role that sports drinks, caffeine, alcohol and NSAIDs can play in hydration and kidney health.
Immunonutrition - Professor Michael Gleeson
33:11On this episode of the Sports Nutrition podcast series I'm joined by Emeritus Professor Michael Gleeson. Michael is a professor of exercise biochemistry and the author of multiple books including 'Eat Move Sleep Repeat'. We're discussing what immunonutrition is, the key micronutrients and macronutrients for optimal immune health, and the role that supplements can play.
Disordered Eating in Sport - Dr Hannah Stoyel
32:14On this podcast episode I'm joined by Dr Hannah Stoyel. Hannah is a sport psychologist and founder of Optimise Potential, a sport and exercise psychology consultancy. We're discussing what disordered eating is, how athletes may be affected and techniques for starting conversations about food behaviours and mental health.
Running & Immune Health - Professor Lettie Bishop
32:48On the last episode of the Running & Health series I’m joined by Professor Lettie Bishop. Lettie is a professor of exercise immunology at Loughborough University. We’re discussing the relationship between exercise, immune function and infection risk including the important role of nutrition and recovery.