Renae Hallinan Case Study
Netball is a game of high-intensity running that requires Renae to have a high level of skill, concentration and decision-making. These key factors can be impaired by dehydration and reduced blood sugar levels. Hence why Renae drinks sports drinks, such as powerade, between netball quarters and training sessions, as they promote better hydration and provide high levels of sugar. However, it is important that Renae continues to also drink water throughout these breaks, as water is a much more hydrating and healthier alternative to sports drinks.
For Renae to have an effective recovery, she needs to intake plenty of fluids, carbohydrates, proteins and other important nutrients. However, due to post game meetings, stretching, injury treatment or media interviews, recovery eating is often forgotten about, hence why Renae organises quick snacks that can be consumed simultaneously with these activities. These snacks include, liquid meal supplements, fruit, sandwiches and muesli