Helping you thrive in the midst of change

Brought to you by Natural Athlete and Unwind Chiropractic – helping you thrive in the midst of change Tired by 10am? Health is not just what you’re eating, it’s what you’re thinking, saying and your external environment. Routine is so important right now. Whilst our usual activities and reasons for getting up-and-at-it have changed, our …

Working from home – healthy snacks

Have you struck up a new relationship with your fridge and pantry since working from home? Feeling maybe you’re eating a little more frequently and craving something yummy and nutritious? Try one of these easy, healthy snack recipes for some wholesome nutrition without the guilt 🙂 Oat and nut slice 3 cups rolled oats½ cup …

Extending the lifespan

This blog is gonna get a bit ‘sciencey’…bear with me… It’s about cells, or more precisely, the mitochondria – the powerhouse of our cells, providing most of our cellular energy requirements. They have bacterial origins that have become normal constituents of the cells in our body that produce the energy needed for cell growth and …

Changing the game?

The Netflix documentary ‘The Game Changers’ has generated a lot of interesting debate of late – with some strong opinions on the topic of vegan/vegetarian diets vs. meat-eaters. With high protein foods & beverages gaining more popularity in the health and wellbeing market in the last few years, knowing what you need – depending on …

Sleep, athletic performance & recovery

Sleep is as important as the right nutrition and hydration when it comes to athletic performance. Sleep is crucial for effective, healthy training and needs to be a focused part of your training programme. The quality and amount of sleep athletes get can be the key to winning, or getting that personal best in a …

Start your day with great nutrition

Starting your day off on a solid nutrition ‘foot’ is essential for stable energy levels throughout the day, as well as ensuring your input is matched with your training regimen. Smoothies are such a great (read…easy) way to get concentrated nutrition without the bulk. So here’s a super yummy and easy breakfast smoothie for you …

Vit D in strength & performance

On a winters day in Sydney – clear blues, 23 degrees and an ocean temp of around 20, what better subject than the sunshine vitamin – our friend ‘D’. A vital vitamin for: bone health and growthhormone production (anabolic – growth hormones, testosterone & oestrogen; catabolic – adrenaline, cortisol)potentially helping prevent certain cancers (breast, colon, …

The limit of human endurance

Two and half times resting metabolic rate seems to be the limit of human endurance worked out by scientists. The study by Duke University included analysing a 3,000 mile run, the cyclists in Tour de France and other elite events. The 2.5 x metabolic rate is approximately 4,000 calories per day, with anything higher than …

Right type, right place – protein

Protein is vital for human physiology because it supplies the body with amino acids – the biochemical entities that make and repair body tissues including muscle, skin, bone, organs, nails and hair. Protein also assists in hormone production, regulation of metabolism, building of enzymes and making antibodies and immune system molecules. When training and in …