The Role of Hypnosis in Sport - by Carly Felstein

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Research suggests that high levels of self-efficacy are associated with optimal levels of sports performance. Bandura (1) defined self-efficacy as “a belief in one’s capabilities to organise and execute the courses of action required to produce given attainments”. One technique, with the potential to foster increased self-efficacy, is hypnosis.

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Gastrointestinal testing for athletes: GI- MAP or GI Effects? - by Mémé Watanabe

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For conventional sports nutrition practitioners, optimal performance is about specific calculations to provide adequate macronutrients for their client. For the functional sports nutrition practitioner, digestion of food and absorption of nutrients also comes into play, and how these nutrients support important biochemical pathways during strenuous exercise. Nutrient absorption occurs mainly in the small and large intestine, so it goes without saying that the integrity of the gut is essential for micronutrient absorption and better performance.

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A glass of cow’s milk: is it the perfect recovery drink that it’s made out to be? Part 1

Posted by Simone do Carmo

In the past decade, milk has been widely researched as a workout recovery aid. It has a balanced ratio of protein, carbohydrates and fat, plus vitamins, minerals, water and electrolytes – in many ways, the perfect post-exercise beverage because it satisfies the key components of recovery by replacing fluid and nutrients after an intense training session. But is it suitable for everyone? And what about the quality of milk?

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