If you’re after additional information on diets or nutrition, the articles in this section provide straightforward advice. However, we have posted downloadable articles from the earlier newsletters in our eLibrary. Have a search, and if you don’t find what you’re looking for, just ask a friendly PersonalBest Trainer or drop us an email and tell us what you’d like to see.
- Protein Protein has many important body functions. It builds and repairs muscle, and is the basis of our body’s organs, hormones, enzymes and antibodies… protein.PDF – 52kb | download
- Iron Iron has many important functions. In red blood cells, iron combines with protein to form haemoglobin – the red pigment which carries oxygen in the blood. A lack of iron limits the production of haemoglobin and hence the amount of oxygen delivered to body cells… iron.PDF – 25kb | download
- Calcium, Bones and Osteoporosis Calcium plays a vital role in nerve and muscle function, clotting of blood, enzyme regulation, insulin secretion and overall body strength. Bones and teeth store 100% of the body’s calcium… calcium.PDF – 42kb | download
- Water Intake The human body is made up of over 65% water. Water is lost from the body in digestion, breathing, sweating and excretion. It needs to be replaced… water_intake.PDF – 24kb | download
- Carbohydrates Fuel for the body. Carbohydrates provide the ‘fuel’ to get us through the day. They are readily converted into glucose for the muscles to use for energy, or glycogen for storage in the muscles and liver… carbohydrates.PDF – 56kb | download
- Fibre Increasing fibre intake will increase the amount of complex carbohydrate you eat and help ‘fill you up’ on less food compared to foods with little or no fibre. This state of feeling full in known as satiety… fibre.PDF – 26kb | download