Articles by Chris Fenn...

Nutritional supplements for climbers

Nutritional supplements for climbers

by Chris Fenn

Almost £300 million a year is spent on vitamin, mineral and food supplements in the UK but are they necessary? This article studies; natural and unprocessed foods compared to pills and potions, which nutrients are particularly useful for climbers and tips on choosing multivitamin supplements.

Weight control for climbing

Weight control for climbing

by Chris Fenn

It helps to have a good power to weight ratio for climbing. This isn't just about losing weight, but about your body composition too. This article provides practical advice and suggestions to improve your diet.

Hydration and climbing

Hydration and climbing

by Chris Fenn

It's hot and you are planning to spend the whole day climbing - so how much fluid should you take with you? Also find out: why dehydration can slow you down, how your body keeps cool and how much water I recommend you drink.

Nutritional recovery for climbing - tissue

Nutritional recovery for climbing - tissue

by Chris Fenn

Climbing can be fatiguing. Help your muscles recover with attention to what and when you eat and drink.

Nutritional recovery for climbing - glycogen

Nutritional recovery for climbing - glycogen

by Chris Fenn

This article explains how poor recovery can affect performance and what are the best times, foods and quantities to eat in order to maximise recovery so that you can climb day after day.

Fuelling for climbing - long term energy

Fuelling for climbing - long term energy

by Chris Fenn

This article looks at the role of carbohydrate before and during climbing, and gives a top tip for climbers who suffer from cold fingers and toes in winter.

Fuelling for climbing - short term energy

Fuelling for climbing - short term energy

by Chris Fenn

Quick fix ideas for short term energy needs, the difference between good and bad sugars and the importance of fluid.

Technical issues- health

Technical issues- health

by Chris Fenn

Scrambling routes are fun, they present a challenge, but they also carry some risk. The most common injuries are bruising and injuries to the ankle. Find out how to treat these injuries on the hill and what to eat to speed repair and recovery.

Health and altitude when trekking

Health and altitude when trekking

by Chris Fenn

High altitude trekking brings its own rewards but your body may struggle to cope with the environment. Find out how your body adapts and how to prevent the symptoms of acute mountain sickness (AMS).

Inoculations for trekking

Inoculations for trekking

by Chris Fenn

Travel abroad exposes you to a range of diseases. To take preventative measures, you need information about the places you are travelling to. Inoculations can prevent some of these, but injections do not offer 100% protection. Find out how to prevent malaria, without taking tablets.

Sanitation when trekking

Sanitation when trekking

by Chris Fenn

Trekking in a foreign country provides the opportunity to sample new foods and a new culture and unfortunately possible exposure to new diseases. Many diseases are water borne and ensuring safe water is a priority. Find out how to keep well when trekking abroad.

Hydration and summer walking

Hydration and summer walking

by Chris Fenn

It's hot, you are planning a long day out in the hills - so how much fluid should you take with you? Find out: Why dehydration can slow you down. How your body keeps cool. How much water to drink.

Recovery for multi-day walks

Recovery for multi-day walks

by Chris Fenn

You have had a great day outdoors, but if you are planning another again tomorrow you need to know the best time to eat to maximise recovery, and which foods are the most beneficial foods.

Recovery from long walks

Recovery from long walks

by Chris Fenn

Although you may feel as though you have had a great day outdoors, your muscles and metabolism have had a stressful time! Attention to your diet will help you recovery more quickly.

Walking and fuelling for multi-day walks

Walking and fuelling for multi-day walks

by Chris Fenn

The importance of nutrition and its timing for walking day after day.

Walking and fuelling for long walks

Walking and fuelling for long walks

by Chris Fenn

How to eat well and keep up your energy levels for walking all day.

Walking and fuelling for short walks

Walking and fuelling for short walks

by Chris Fenn

The best foods to choose for a short, brisk walk or the final few kilometres of a long walk.

General nutrition

General nutrition

by Chris Fenn

A visit to any supermarket reveals a massive range of foods to choose from: Making the best choice and eating foods that you enjoy as well as boosting your health can be a daunting exercise. This article will help guide you through the minefield. Find out; why you eat what you eat, how food affects your mood and which fats are best for you.

Introduction to nutrition for climbers

Introduction to nutrition for climbers

by Chris Fenn

Chris Fenn is renowned in outdoor circles for her nutritional advice. Here she gives some general comments on why we eat and how to eat more healthily.

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