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Story ideas for Thursday 8th October 2015

October 5, 2015 Posted in : Food for Health Ireland, Food Science, Health, Healthy Living, University Limerick

Story Idea: Recovery strategies for Irish rugby players during the Word Cup
Expert: Dr Brian Carson (Expert in Exercise and Nutrition) Programme Manager, University of Limerick/ Food for Health Ireland.                             
The Hook: Athlete recovery during a tournament such as the Rugby World Cup can determine a team’s success. Joe Schmidt wants the best team available for selection for each game and that means his players can be required to be fit and fresh for a crucial encounter as little as only 3 days post their previous battle. Nutrition and sport science supported strategies are crucial to this endeavour and can dictate a team’s success at the tournament.

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