Nutrition To Fuel Your Expedition!

Many of you will have been out on a few summer treks, and slightly fewer people will have been on mountain climbing, hiking and cycling expeditions in the last few months....but what sort of strain does this put on our bodies!?

Well....firstly we need to consider the energy (calorific) cost of intense physical activity:

- When ascending steep faces such as the Welsh Mount Snowdon, the average 80kg person will expend approx 650kcal per hour of exercise!

-When cycling around the rolling hills of Scotland, the average 80kg person will expend 700kcal per hour!

Then consider the nutritional composition of those calories i.e. with endurance activities such as the above, macronutrients such as carbohydrate and protein are imperative, so too are electrolytes and fluid!

- So whilst hiking up the English Scaffel Pike, due care and attention should be paid to the ratio of fluid and electrolyte in your drinks bottle!

- And when resting up by your tent, with the fire burning away, ensure that you are replenishing those carb and amino acid pools with a good protein shake or carb, protein and electrolyte blend such as Science in Sport Rego Rapid Recovery.

About the Author

Job Role Qualified Dietitian and Sports Nutritionist Qualifications BSc (Hons) Sports Science | BSc (Hons) Dietetics Tom has always participated in sport both recreationally and competitively which led to an unquenchable thirst for information on anything health, nutrition and fitness. After leaving school Tom went on to play for a football academy during which time he studied Sport and Exercise Science. From here he went on to study a BSc (Hons) Sport Science at UEA followed by his second BSc (Hons) degree, this time at the University of Hertfordshire studying Dietetics. Tom has worked in the fitness, educational and clinical nutrition industry starting out at David Lloyd Health and Leisure Clubs. He then went on to work as a Dietitian (RD) in the NHS, during which time he conducted clinics for healthy eating, weight loss and weight gain, as well as specialised consultations on Diabetes, IBS and Coeliac disease to name a few. He has vast amounts of experience at devising diet plans and supplement regimens, as well as working in the community with schools and competitive athletes. As Head Nutritionist and Supplement expert at Discount Supplements Tom is here to provide current and evidence based health and nutrition information to help you reach your health and fitness goals!
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