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How to keep athletes healthy when travelling

15:01:20 30.12.2017 posted by admin at 15:01:20 30.12.2017
In this BMJ podcast, Sean Carmody is joined by David Dunne to discuss practical considerations for the travelling athlete. During his time with Orreco, David has worked closely with athletes from professional golf and the NBA, most of whom face gruelling travel demands during competition.

David and Sean delve into the strategies the practitioner can employ to help reduce the risk of illness, minimise the effects of jet lag, improve sleep and optimise performance. These strategies are complimented by lessons David has learnt during his PhD in Behaviour Change at Liverpool John Moores University. 

Key research - Elite athletes travelling to international destinations >5 time zone differences from their home country have a 2–3-fold increased risk of illness:
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