Trek & Sports Nutrition

Nutrition plays a vital role in backcountry activities. Nutrition is required for both common man and athletes (Sportsperson or trekkers, hikers, Mountaineers, skiers, rock climbers, cyclist etc.)
As their workload is high hence they need added nutrition, supplements and energy drinks to recover their energy and enhance performance. Also, they need to be fit and have a balanced BMR (Basal Metabolic Rate)

. The Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR) is the amount of energy needed to sustain our body before accounting for any activity or external temperatures (imagine lying in bed). Diversity in body size, shape, and composition means BMR can vary drastically. A 17-year old male weighing 160lbs has a BMR around 1,950 calories while a 25-year old female weighing 125lbs has a BMR around 1,300. Things that increase BMR include genetics, a greater body surface area (tall and skinny), and a low body fat percentage. The occasional male teenager can have a BMR as high as 2,500 calories.
. Activity Levels account for a huge number of calories on NOLS courses. On a big hiking, multi-pitch, or dig-in day, students can burn as many as 10,000 additional calories from activity. 
Thermoregulation is the body’s ability to maintain a consistent body temperature. Energy in the body (let’s say glucose) is used to do mechanical work (let’s say rock climbing) with only 25% efficiency. A byproduct is heat energy, which warms the body. When the body is too warm it sends blood to the surface of the skin to radiate heat out of the body as well as activates sweat glands to increase evaporative cooling. Conversely, when the body is cold it will divert blood away from the skin’s surface

The food we consume during our physical activities provide 1600 calories per every 1.5 lb (675 gm) Hence there is an average of 1600 calories loss/deficit of calories. This leads to underperforming, low energy, strength and motivation.

The food that we consume must have – 20% of carbohydrates, 25% of fibre, 40% of protein and 15% of good fat. Getting protein and fibre in the field/backcountry nutrition is not possible with regular food. Protein supplements such as plant-based protein powder, fibre, and protein shakes help to regain your muscle, nutrition and calories and help you to enhance your performance, fit, balance nutrition, maintain the weight check, GET RID OF EXCESS BODY FAT

Highly recommended Herbalife products for athletes are

1. Formula 1 shake mix.
2. Personalised protein powder.
3. Afresh energy drink.
4. Active Fibre complex.



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We are currently conducting several clinical studies with major universities around the world in order to benchmark the efficacy of various products. Three clinical studies using our Formula 1 Nutritional Shake Mix were done: one at UCLA*, United States, one at the University of Ulm, Germany and one at Seoul National University Hospital in Korea. The studies conducted demonstrated that drinking Formula 1 shakes every day as meal replacements is an effective way to manage weight. A clinical study using Niteworks was also conducted at UCLA which concluded that the anaerobic threshold in men between the ages of 50 and 73 increased when drinking Niteworks every night.
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