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NUTRITION & RECOVERY

Nutrition is one of the major factors that influence the body’s ability to perform athletically. To perform at their best, our athletes need to be well fuelled.  This means eating a nutritious and well-balanced diet on a daily basis, preparing for training sessions and recovering afterwards by eating a combination of the right foods and fluids.


SWAS Sports Dietician and Nutritionist

Ilana Jorgansen from EatFit Nutrition

EatFit Nutrition provides professional sports nutrition advice and services in the Warrnambool area by qualified Dietitian Ilana Jorgensen. Ilana is a provisional Sports Dietitian, Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD), and ISAK Level 1 Anthropometrist, with a special interest in sports nutrition.

Recovery

Recovery after training and competition allows athletes to return to their normal physiological and psychological state as rapidly as possible. This is employed so that performance in the next competition or training session will not be unduly compromised by muscle soreness and/or fatigue. There is now increasing scientific evidence supporting the benefits of recovery to enhance performance.


There are a number of ways to enhance recovery including:

  • Sleep and rest

  • Nutrition

  • Warm-down

  • Stretching

  • Massage

  • Compression garments

  • Relaxation techniques

  • Travel strategies


SWAS works sports programs, and in conjunction with other service providers to perform the following roles:

  • Education of athletes and coaches on fatigue and recovery practices and physiology.

  • Conducting recovery sessions.

  • Developing travel recovery strategies.

  • Help athletes monitor their sleep patterns.

  • Monitoring athletes training loads and responses to training.

  • Supplying athletes with recovery equipment.