Immunity, Recovery & Low Energy Availability (Performance Nutrition Podcast)

Immunity, Recovery & Low Energy Availability (Performance Nutrition Podcast)

With the COVID-19 pandemic impacting everyone, I thought Zwifters might find this particular Performance Nutrition Podcast episode quite useful. It deals with a topic many of us are especially concerned with right now: keeping our immune system strong while training, including science-backed strategies for optimal recovery and nutrition!

The episode includes interviews with five different experts:

  • Expert exercise immunologist Dr. David Pyne, PhD provides a brief overview of how the immune system works, how it’s impacted by exercise and what testing tells us about athletes.
  • Christy Aschwanden, author of Good To Go, talks about what big data can tell us about recovery and how to incorporate periodized recovery into your routine.
  • Sport dietician Jen Sygo, MSc shares the importance of adequate fueling for elite sport and the consequences of low energy availability (LEA) on health and performance.
  • Performance nutrition director at PN Brian St-Pierre talks about vitamin D and immunity.
  • Miguel Mateas, PhD(c) discusses stress, the gut-brain connection and how this can deeply impact your overall health.

About The Author

Eric Schlange

Eric runs Zwift Insider in his spare time when he isn't on the bike or managing various business interests. He lives in Northern California with his beautiful wife, two kids and dog. Follow on Strava

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