Course Curriculum

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    18. Salt & Alcohol

    • Welcome Audio

    • Video

    • Slides

    • Quiz

Moving through the diet report, we now take a look at sensitivities regarding salt and alcohol, where there is a lot of misunderstanding. Firstly, we look at the genes, SNPs and health complications involved with salt intake at varying degrees. Secondly, we’ll be examining how salt is used in sports and what it means for performance. Lastly, we’ll be applying the same thinking to alcohol and its use. By knowing this, you’ll be able to instil your clients with more confidence and awareness regarding their reports; making them more likely to make healthy choices.

About the instructor

Former Olympian

Craig Pickering

One of only 8 people in the UK ever to be selected for both the summer and winter Olympic games, Craig Pickering is a British Olympic athlete in both the 100m/4x100m relay and in Bobsleigh. As an athlete, Craig is one of only 8 British athletes in history to have been successfully selected for both summer and winter games. With a career spanning every level of sporting success, Craig was forced to retire with a back injury in 2014. Craig is Head of Sports Science at DNAFit, helping inform and deliver the company’s work with everyone from professional sports teams to absolute beginners with an elite ambition. Craig holds a BSc in Sport and Exercise Science from the University of Bath and is currently studying a professional doctorate in elite performance.