Dietitian Stephanie Hage joins SMA and Sydney West Sports Medicine (SWSM) for an evening focused on the importance of hydration during exercise as well and the impact it has on athlete performance. Stephanie will discuss:
- Effects of dehydration and impact on performance
- Effects of over-hydration
- Methods for testing hydration status (including urine specific gravity and fluid balance methods)
- Fluid intake during exercise – what are the best choices?
- Hydration outside of game/training time
- How to develop an individualised hydration plan
Upon completing a Bachelor of Science and a Masters of Nutrition and Dietetics, Stephanie become an Accredited Practicing Dietitian and Sports Dietitian with a particular passion for sports nutrition and its role in achieving performance outcomes. She also is a member of the Dietitians Association of Australia and Sports Dietitian Australia establishments.
Stephanie has practical experience working with a variety of athletes, assisting them in achieving their own performance, body composition and rehabilitation goals. Furthermore, she has experience in providing nutritional advice for disordered eating habits, reduced energy availability for safely cutting weight for competitive athletes.
Outside of sports dietetics, Stephanie also enjoys tackling more clinical issues, such as PCOS, diabetes, cardiovascular disease and food intolerances. Treating these types of nutrition issues is a major key to improving quality of life and age expectancy. However, Stephanie believes that prevention is better than treating an issue after onset, and it is therefore important to instill healthy eating habits that become part of an individuals’ lifestyle, and not just a short-term plan.
Registration is Essential
SMA Members – $10
Non Members – $20