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- Questioning commonly held beliefs about nutrition & fitness
- Surprising research about carbohydrates
- How to start eating for health today
Professor Noakes was born in Zimbabwe and he studied at the University of Cape Town, where obtained an MD and a DSC in exercise science. He’s a professor of exercise and sports science at the University of Cape Town. He’s also the director of the university’s research unit for exercise science and sports medicine, and co-founder of the Sports Science Institute of South Africa.
Professor Noakes has published more than 450 scientific publications and has been cited more than 12,000 times in the scientific literature. In 2003, he received the UCT Book Award for The Lore of Running, which is considered the bible in the sport. His other books include Rugby Without Risk, Bob Woolmer’s Art and Science of Cricket, his scientific autobiography, Challenging Beliefs and Waterlogged, The Serious Problem of Over Hydration in Endurance Sports. His most recent new book is Real Meal Revolution.
Professor Noakes has received several major awards for his contribution to sports science and has been physically active all his life and has run more than 70 marathons and ultra-marathons. At the age of 64, he still partakes in races up to 21 kilometers. To learn more about Professor Noakes’ books please visit: Professor Noakes