FROM FINLAND VIA AUSTRALIA TO CANADA

SPORTS SCIENTIST AND NUTRITIONIST

Ida Heikura, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, PhD, Exercise Physiologist, Sports Nutritionist, IOCDipSpNutr.

I am Exercise Physiologist specializing in sports nutrition, currently based at the Canadian Sport Institute Pacific and University of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. My current research is focused on Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport and protein requirements in junior and senior high performance athletes across Olympic sports. 

I have experience from working with high performance athletes in Finland and internationally. In addition, I have done research in high performance runners, race walkers and road cyclists around various topics related to sports nutrition (dietary periodization, bone health, RED-S, LCHF diet). 

I have also written articles on sports science and nutrition for Finnish sports magazines (i.e. Juoksija) as well as done talks on sports nutrition in Finland and internationally.