Plant-Based/Vegan Diets for Athletes and Muscle Building
Plant based diets have become very popular amongst athletes but how can Vegans best optimise their diets for athletic performance and muscle building. Where do vegans get their protein? Can vegans build muscle the same as omnivores? What are the common myths? Where might vegans have to take extra care? Join Dr Patel discuss these questions and more.Vegan Fitness and Lifestyle full timetable
Animal vs Plant Protein: What does the evidence say?
Protein is an essential macronutrient needed for the healthy functioning of the human body. However, so many myths and misconceptions exist about plant protein especially when compared to animal protein. What does the evidence say when it comes to how much protein we need? Does protein quality matter? What are the health outcomes when we compare plant and animal protein? What is the environmental impact? Join Dr Minil Patel as he discusses these questions and more.Optimum Nutrition full timetable
Vegan Strength Training
An introduction to strength training on a plant-based diet – understanding the basics of exercise and nutrition as a vegan.Vegan Fitness and Lifestyle full timetable
Running On Plants
Paul Youd, 85 year old ultra athlete, shares his tips and tricks on thriving on a plant-based diet while on his path to completing 100 ultra marathons. Kate Dunbar discusses how she overcame chronic arthritis by running on plants, completing her first marathon at age 60, and Dr Minil Patel talks about combining weight training with running to maximise performance. Founder Tom Pickering will also share an overview of the new Running On Plants campaign and how individuals can get involved.Fitness and Wellbeing full timetable