Everyone knows that athletes must plan and time their meals and snacks very carefully to reach their performance goals. But what about the rest of us? You try to squeeze in 30-60 minutes of exercise most days of the week. Do you have to be careful ab... Read more
Protein is an important component of any diet for satiety, muscle repair, and generating hormones and enzymes. Need a protein pick-me-up? These filling recipes are great for refueling after a workout--or anytime!
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Your diet may be the missing link in your training plan. Here are some common nutrition mistakes that many athletes and exercise enthusiasts make that can negatively affect performance. (Don’t worry; we’ve got you covered with the solutio... Read more
When you think about working out—or even see it on TV, in movies, or at your own gym—does stretching come to mind? Probably not.
Stretching is easily ignored, even in commercials for gyms. Yet it's an important part of any fitnes... Read more
When you're serious about your training and your fitness goals, you're no stranger to tough workouts. You know that you have to put in the hard work to get the results you want.
But whether you’re training for a specific even... Read more
Hi, I'm Mary and I have health issues. Pre-diabetes, Iron-deficient anemia, and high blood pressure. The recipes for weight-loss only deal with part of these at a time, so I'm looking for any tips on how to eat healthy without compromising my health.... Read more
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I also drink coffee all day long and hate plain water. Here's two articles I have found on Spark. I s... Read more
Any suggestions of workouts (DVDs, YouTube videos etc) to rehab post c section? I am an avid horseback rider and am more worried about regaining my core strength carefully and correctly than about the cardio-weight loss components. I am almost at th... Read more
Did you know that you continue to burn calories post workout! It's called excess post-exercise oxygen consumption. I call it afterburn. Try going on a BRISK morning walk before breakfast for 10 - 30 minutes. (you could also do this before lunch and... Read more
Performance enhancing supplements have become big business. Many drinks, powders and bars promise a competitive edge through increased strength, development of an ultra lean body or increased recovery responses so you can work out harder and more eff... Read more
Nutrition and sports professionals study every nutrient combination to look for just the right competitive edge. Post workout recovery was critical for Michael Phelps in his record setting Olympics performance, too. Well, this year's Olympics may jus... Read more
I have discovered a website that explains why I may be having post workout fatigue... 149
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Your body needs ATP as the fuel to exercise. ATP requires oxygen, waste elimination and heat dissipation. If yo... Read more
Well, I did it again. And this time I am writing so as to remember exactly how physically awful I feel right now after over-eating for no good reason. The hope is that documenting this indulgence will help me to remember the after part so as to avoid... Read more
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