Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Dan Richardson

Dan Richardson is a sports performance nutrition expert. He currently runs his own company, DRN Nutrition, providing professional athletes, clubs, and schools with nutrition support.

Hockey Matters: How to improve with hydration and sleep

Hydration and sleep are both key foundations for health and wellness. Without adequate rest, recovery and hydration, all aspects of your physical performance and...

Hockey Matters: Why fad diets don’t work

We all see new diets and trends flashing up in the media promoting quick fixes, weight loss and improved health. It can be hard...

The importance of dietary fats for hockey players

Many athletes focus on and prioritise protein and carbohydrates in their diet. That is because the importance of these two macronutrients have been drilled...

Hockey Matters: Why protein matters

Protein is one of the three main macronutrients that the human body needs, we know that it is necessary for health and sports performance....

Hockey Matters: A deep dive into carbohydrates

All athletes have heard that carbohydrates are fuel and that we must fuel up before exercise. But what are carbs actually? Is there really...

Hockey Matters: Top 3 supplements to support your pitch performance

A balanced diet is key for any athlete to meet their sporting nutritional requirements. However, there are times when diet alone will not produce...

Why do we need to balance energy for hockey performance and recovery?

Understanding why we eat foods and what impacts they will have on our performance and health is crucial for an athlete. Having some understanding...

Hockey Matters: Injuries – How can nutrition get you back on the pitch quicker?

Injuries are unfortunately an inevitable consequence in all sports, even hockey! Most athletes will sustain at least one injury during their career. Hockey is...