GLUTEN FREE DIETS – Fad or Fact?

Manav Bajaj, Sport Nutritionist Gluten free diets (GFD) seem to be the latest of many fad diets/trends that get blown out of proportion in the mainstream media while ignoring the scientific underpinnings of its existence. This has also been fueled by a number of high-profile athlete’s endorsing gluten free diets and correlating the absence of … Continue reading GLUTEN FREE DIETS – Fad or Fact?

Demonising Fat?! Ever heard of Omega-3?

Manav Bajaj Omega-3 fatty acids are polyunsaturated fatty acids meaning they contain more than one carbon double bond in their structure. The main two omega-3 fatty acids are eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). These two fatty acids have been purported to have several mechanisms that may contribute to gaining an athletic advantage either … Continue reading Demonising Fat?! Ever heard of Omega-3?

Being a Terrific Sports Parent- Freya Katre

The previous article looked at understanding and managing a parents roles and relationships with regard to their child's sport. This second part discusses the basic principles required for good parent-athlete communication. In the following are some simple principles to be kept in mind:Let the child know that you are interested and involved in their sport … Continue reading Being a Terrific Sports Parent- Freya Katre

Raising An Athlete- Freya Katre

In this blog, we will look at understanding and managing a parent's roles and relationships with regard to their child's sport. Being a parent can be extremely challenging. In addition, being a parent of an athlete often adds to the efforts and responsibilities involved. An athlete's parent, has to look into the child's sport and … Continue reading Raising An Athlete- Freya Katre

Effects of Sibling Relationships on a Young Athlete’s Development

Parents are advised to adapt a process-based approach and treat the children as individuals and not compare them at any stage, especially on the basis of results or outcomes. Sibling relationships play a crucial role in child’s psychological development as they are considered amongst the longest lasting relationship in a person’s life. Factors ranging from a child’s characteristics to cultural values … Continue reading Effects of Sibling Relationships on a Young Athlete’s Development

Myths about Sports Psychology in India

What do Sport Psychologists do? Majority of the players ask this question regularly. The lack of awareness over Sport Psychology is due to the lack of exposure to Sport Psychologists in India. Since, there are a few qualified Sport Psychologists in the country and plenty of athletes, this has led to non-availability of Sport Psychologists … Continue reading Myths about Sports Psychology in India

What a Shot!

Divya Singh, Head Physiotherapist & Biomechanist courtesy: Sifat Alag, Pro-Golfer at Sporting Ethos It could be the difference between a good and bad game of Golf: Immediately heading to the golf course after sitting hunched on your computer for a couple of hours. Yes, apart from being terrible for your posture, it can really wreck … Continue reading What a Shot!