The Sports Therapy Association Podcast is recorded LIVE every Tuesday at 8pm (UK) on the Sports Therapy Association YouTube channel and Facebook Page, and then uploaded as a podcast. You do not have to be an STA member to attend the live recordings - it is a chance to network with fellow therapists and discuss topics that together help us all move forward as an industry. The goal of the podcast, hosted by Matt Phillips (creator of runchatlive.com), is to deliver to Soft Tissue Therapists of all levels (including massage therapists, sports therapists, physiotherapists, podiatrists, chiropractors, etc.) up to date information on how to be a modern, successful, effective health care practitioner, with a gold star reputation for being able to help people in pain and/or looking for performance gains. The Sports Therapy Association (STA) is a professional representation for Sports Therapists, Sports Injury Therapists and Soft Tissue Therapists. We have worked passionately to develop a truly independent and ethical association that is committed to raising standards across the industry and progressing opportunities for our valued members.
Sunday Jul 23, 2023
Sunday Jul 23, 2023
'Sports Nutrition Myths' - In this episode, special guest Faye Townsend, Registered Sports Nutritionist (AfN & SENr) discusses her 'Top Five Sports Nutrition Myths', in order to help soft tissue therapists guide clients on what & how to fuel their performance.
With a first-class bachelor (BSc) degree in 'Nutrition with Food Consumer Science' and postgraduate degree in 'Sports and Exercise Nutrition (SENr)', Faye Townsend is a highly respected specialist in nutrition for athletic performance. In her daily work, however, she is keen to highlight how food is not only fuel, but also a daily source of pleasure & comfort, for socialising and for reward. Striking a balance between both pleasure and health can be difficult, filled with complications and confused by marketing messages.
Topics discussed in this episode (with time stamps):
- 0:00 Intro
- 3:50 Recap of last month's Nutrition episodes
- 6:00 Welcome Faye Townsend
- 10:00 How do we tell if a nutritionist has a valid qualification?
- 13:30 What is positive nutrition?
- 17:20 Faye's Top Five Nutrition Myths
- 17:53 Myth 5: Fasted training (training on an empty stomach) will make you lose weight
- 26:50 Myth 4: Protein is all you need to think about for recovery
- 40:20 Myth 3: You need to eat as much as possible the day before an event
- 47:07 Myth 2: Simple sugars are bad
- 51:00 Myth 1: The slimmer you are the better your performance will be.
- 56:28 How to stay in contact with Faye Townsend
Our sincere thanks to Faye Townsend for giving up her time to be a guest on the show!
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