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  1. Lifestyle - Health - ASK THE EXPERTS NANCY CLARK

    Ask the Experts: Do some athletes need more protein than others?

    Posted Oct 02nd 2012, 12:00am by DR

    ... Q: Do some athletes need more protein than others? A: Just as children have high protein needs during growth periods (1.3 grams of protein per kilogram), athletes also have requirements higher than the recommended daily allowance (0.8 grams per kg) when building muscles: 1.2 grams per kg for endurance athletes and 1.7 grams per kg for strength athletes. These protein ...

  2. Teen athletes must nosh the right food, drink

    Posted Jul 11th 2010, 12:00am by Wynnie Chan

    ... Wynnie Chan Kevin asks: What should a teenager eat if they're working out at the gym? Wynnie says: Developing regular workout habits can help put you on a lifelong road of health and well-being, so well done on taking this leap forward. Exercise, rat ...

  3. Athletes need right food in the long run

    Posted Jan 14th 2010, 12:00am by Wong Yat-Hei

    ... as training hard, but it has to be done in a controlled way. He said many professional athletes stay away from carbohydrates for about week before the race. Then, when they start consuming ...

  4. Healthy food tips for competitive athletes

    Posted Sep 06th 2009, 12:00am by Wynnie Chan

    ... Wynnie Chan Lachlan asks: I'm a competitive swimmer and do a lot of other sports. But I find it hard to recover from all these activities. What should I be eating to help? Wynnie says: Proper nutrition is essential for peak performance in any sport. ...

  5. Food fuel tips for athletes

    Posted Jun 07th 2009, 12:00am by Wynnie Chan

    ... competitions or while training. These swimmers are usually in the pool twice a day and deplete their glycogen stores almost completely each time. One of the most common reasons athletes don't ... portion of carbs, e.g. rice, pasta, bread or cereal, with every meal. Besides needing to eat more to meet their increased energy requirements, elite athletes who are involved in strenuous ...

  6. Bigger athletes mean bigger challenges for tournament doctors

    Posted Mar 30th 2008, 12:00am by Robby Nimmo

    ... with a physiotherapist and significant medical problems and injuries are managed by the Hong Kong medical team. 'The tournament has changed in a number of ways. Many of the athletes are professional. They are all elite athletes and are bigger and more powerful than in the past. This poses challenges in terms of injury risk, but also in terms of expectations, including legal liability. 'The ...

  7. Easy access for Games athletes, says Beijing

    Posted Sep 01st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... hearing. The programme's producers said they would aim to present the fighting spirit of all Paralympics athletes, and avoid focusing solely on who gets the gold medal. Officials claimed all ...

  8. Athletes driven by energy

    Posted Dec 30th 2007, 12:00am by Wynnie Chan

    ... a healthy, balanced diet. However, teen athletes will need to eat and drink more than their less-active friends. Nutrition is the key to unlocking a teen athlete's full potential- ... be dehydrated. Water is the best choice although sports drinks can benefit some athletes. Sports drinks contain sugar and salts (on the label, it'll say electrolytes). These can help athletes who do ...

  9. Paralympic athletes may have to leave man's best friend at home

    Posted Mar 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Joey Liu The hundreds of visually impaired athletes attending the Paralympics in Beijing from September 6 to 17 may be barred from taking their guide dogs with them because rules do not allow for the import or use of the trained animals. 'I was chosen to be torch-bearer for the coming Olympics,' said partially sighted former Paralympian Ping Yali. 'I had hoped ...

  10. Food tips for athletes

    Posted May 22nd 2006, 12:00am by Wynnie Chan

    ... they need by eating a healthy balanced diet, however teen athletes will need to eat and drink more than their less active friends. Nutrition is the key to unlocking a teen athlete's full ... benefit some athletes. Sports drinks contain sugar and salts (on the label, it will say 'electrolytes'). These can help athletes make up for the use of energy and the loss of salt ...




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