Dr Jonathan Radcliffe, Senior Research Fellow and Policy Director, University of Birmingham, features in Anthill 4: Fuel – a podcast from The Conversation
It’s not just cars and aeroplanes that need to take on fuel: our bodies and brains do too. So think of your summer holidays as a pit stop in your frantic year – a time to recharge the batteries.
It’s fuel – the stuff that makes both us and the world go round – that we’re focusing on in this fourth episode of The Anthill, a podcast from The Conversation UK.
It’s clear that some of us need to take on more fuel than others – especially those with dreams of being an Olympic champion. Dietitian Emma Kinrade explains what the world’s fastest man over 100m, Usain Bolt, needs to eat to reach his top speed. The amount of energy he uses up over in those 9.81 seconds might surprise you.