Feb 11, 2022
In our latest series of episodes of MetCast, we’re looking at the Winter Olympics and exploring how expertise and research from Manchester Metropolitan University's Institute of Sport is influencing sporting performance and supporting healthy living.
In this episode, we talk to sports nutrition experts Dr James Cameron and Ozcan Esen about how winter athletes get themselves in peak condition to compete.
They give rare insight into the different challenges of fuelling for winter sports, including the role of sports nutritionists in helping athletes contend with high altitude, low temperatures and dehydration.
They also discuss how nutrition and psychology can interact, and how to help an athlete combat race day nerves before the biggest event of their lives.