The Team Behind the Team with Leinster Head Physio Garreth Farrell
Can you guess what the most common injury in professional rugby is? In this exclusive series offering a rare glimpse behind the scenes at Leinster Rugby, Garreth Farrell, Head Physio explains why hamstring and ankle sprains are the bête noire at elite level and tips to try and avoid.
Stories 2 min read
Behind the Scenes with Leinster Rugby Nutritionist Daniel Davey – Behind the Team – Laya Healthcare
Find out what Rhys Ruddock is like in the kitchen, how many calories a professional rugby player consumes in a day, and what’s the Leinster Rugby squad’s favourite meal in this exclusive behind the scenes video.
Stories 2 min read
Your five point checklist to making your own nourish bowl
The fibre message has been around for a long time, but it isn’t exactly glamorous. No one wants to talk about roughage, or bulking up their stool. And when you think of fibre, most people think of wheat bran, or prunes, or linseeds. t We need to continue talking about fibre, and its connection to improved health. As the raging polarisation of fats vs carbohydrates continues in the nutrition science sphere (you’ll know it as the fat is evil/sugar is evil debate), one steadfast tenet of optimum nutrition that hasn’t wavered, is that increased consumption of fibre correlates with reduced risk of chronic disease.
Health 4 min read
Top Tips to Optimise Brain Power
The brain is a site of high metabolic activity, with a demanding rate of nutrient turnover. Fuelling that large organ optimally is essential, and never more so than during times of heightened stress brought on by examinations, project deadlines, or conference proceedings. Whether you’re a full-time student in secondary school or University, a post-grad student in full-time employment, or working full-time within an industry that requires you to sit professional exams, keeping your focus and concentration on point requires a sound nutrition strategy
Health 6 min read