New Asthma Guidelines – What They Mean For Athletes

For the past 30 years, asthma treatments in Australia have remained relatively consistent. Mild asthma, where attacks are infrequent, has always been treated with "as needed" doses of salbutamol (Ventolin), which is a short acting beta agonist (a type of stimulant). Inhaled corticosteroids (an anti-inflammatory), often combined with a long acting beta agonist, are usually… Continue reading New Asthma Guidelines – What They Mean For Athletes

Why does my nose run more in winter?

Here in Australia, winter has officially arrived and settled in. This means cold days, colder nights, and rather chilly mornings......and for those who train outdoors, particularly cyclists and runners, it means one more thing. Your nose seems to run a hell of a lot more! Whenever we exercise outdoors, our nose produces mucus. The bushman's… Continue reading Why does my nose run more in winter?

The AFL’s illicit drugs use policy….have they got it right?

The use of illicit drugs here in Australia, and indeed around the world, is an ongoing problem. Drugs like ecstasy, cocaine, methamphetamine (commonly known as "Ice") and heroin are all used recreationally by many; which can often turn into addiction. The negative long term effects of these drugs is well documented; but it still, many… Continue reading The AFL’s illicit drugs use policy….have they got it right?