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  • Date: 03 Jul 2020 - 09:34
    It’s been suggested that prolonged and vigorous exercise weakens (or suppresses) our immune system and increases susceptibility to ‘opportunistic’ infection. Certainly, this was the conclusion that researchers were drawing from studies in the 1980s and 1990s.
  • Date: 29 Jun 2020 - 10:59
    The carbohydrate has a well-earned place in post-workout nutrition. It's easy to view sugar as a nutritional villain, but people should think twice before cutting all carbs out of their diets. “We shouldn't make one food or nutrient a scapegoat for all of our health problems,” says Melina Jampolis,MD, author of The Doctor on Demand Diet. “Nutrition is not all or nothing.”
  • Date: 28 Jun 2020 - 22:10
    There are certain important signals your body may be sending you that you shouldn’t ignore. Whether you’re new to fitness or are an experienced athlete, listening to your body is an absolute must. Here are six things you should pay attention to:
  • Date: 22 Jun 2020 - 10:10
    As local social distancing regulations begin to loosen, many people are heading back outside—here’s how you can make a healthy transition without falling right into injuries or illnesses.
  • Date: 18 Jun 2020 - 14:11
    Here’s the simple truth on a somewhat taboo subject, running on your period is possible. Training is achievable during periods – though, to be honest – it can be less than enjoyable. Here are some simple tips to help you train every day of the month.
  • Date: 20 Mar 2020 - 10:32
    Our mind is a powerful thing. It can be a force for great and amazing feats, or it can drive us to despair. Herb Benson, MD, in his book The Breakout Principle discusses two scenarios that cause stress:
  • Date: 12 Feb 2020 - 12:13
    We’ve all done it: made a big, far-reaching goal that’s exciting, challenging, and even a little scary. You start out strong with big aspirations. You may even tell a few friends or family members. And while the initial push goes well, before long, you start to struggle. Life starts to get in the way. One missed workout turns into two. The deadline to sign up for that race you were so excited about comes and goes.
  • Date: 07 Feb 2020 - 07:36
    Race walkers on a low-carbohydrate, high-fat ketogenic diet showed early signs indicative of bone loss. A low-carbohydrate, high-fat ketogenic diet could alter bone health in athletes, according to a thought-provoking new study of elite race walkers and their skeletons. The study, one of the first to track athletes during several weeks of intense training, finds that those following a ketogenic diet developed early signs indicative of bone loss.
  • Date: 01 Feb 2020 - 09:53
    Human beings are the only species that make a conscious decision to miss out on sleep because we don’t see it as being a productive use of our time. If something has to be sacrificed in our hectic lives, it tends to be a good night’s sleep. Yet getting the right amount of sleep is fundamentally important for our general wellbeing, our psychological and physiological health and consequently our safety.
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  • Date: 05 Jan 2020 - 17:02
    What causes sports injuries? Sports injuries can be caused by:
  • Date: 03 Dec 2019 - 10:18
    Lay off the calorie-counting and focus on nutrients instead. You’ll likely enjoy more satiety, less inflammation, and better recovery. Density is a degree of consistency measured by the quantity of mass per unit of volume—or, the proportion of one substance in relation to a whole. The concept of nutrient density, therefore, refers to the quantity of nutrients in relation to the total quantity of a particular food (usually measured by the number of calories). 
  • Date: 20 Nov 2019 - 13:37
    You don’t need a scientist to tell you that fast food is not a healthy choice. Empty calories? Check.  Heavy in trans fat, light in nutrition? Check.  The exact opposite of mindful and grateful eating? Check. But it’s important to understand that not only is fast food not good for you, it’s actively harmful to your body’s composition.
  • Date: 11 Nov 2019 - 10:43
  • Date: 01 Nov 2019 - 09:24
    Get started. Keep going. Stop. It’s one thing to reach the top of a mountain. It’s another thing to stay there for a long time, through good weather and bad. Serena Williams, Tom Brady, Lebron James, and Diana Taurasi are all notable examples of elite performers who have accomplished the latter. They’ve ascended to great heights, and, somehow, they’ve managed to stay there. They are perennial peak performers.
  • Date: 29 Oct 2019 - 15:44
    Many of us scoff at bodyweight-only training. However, it may be time to rethink the assumptions that expensive equipment and gym memberships are the only way to get strong. When done right, bodyweight-only training can get you — and keep you — strong.
  • Date: 29 Oct 2019 - 15:02
    Reaction time is an ability often overlooked in sport. It simply means how fast an athlete is able to respond to a stimulus. Think a sprint start in running, returning a serve in tennis or dodging a punch in a boxing match. But that’s not all it’s good for. Quick reaction time is required in almost all sports and in everyday life. And the good news is, it’s a strength that can be improved.
  • Date: 29 Oct 2019 - 14:35
    Fad diets have a bad reputation — for many more reasons than what they can do to your gut’s microbiome as lots of them forego essential nutrition for the sake of weight loss.  For example, think about low-carb diets. Lots of them are obviously ill-advised now, but at one point were taken seriously. Like this fad diet found in Vogue magazine in the 1970s.
  • Date: 17 Sep 2019 - 11:16
    For as long as we can remember, a lot of people have believed that for every 1 pound of muscle you gain, your body burns an additional 50 calories. On paper, this sounds awesome. But unfortunately, it’s not true. Does Increasing Muscle Mass Increase Metabolism? The answer is “yes, but not by a whole lot.”