Category Archives: Athletes

A Complete Guide to Proper Marathon Nutrition

Nutrition continues to be a much discussed topic amongst marathon runners. Questions about what to eat before, during, and after the race are commonly asked by beginners and even advanced runners. Here is a quick guide to getting your nutrition for your marathon just right. Interestingly, the story does not start in the week before…
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Dehydration: How lack of water affects your body

With the warmer climate approaching, it is increasingly important to stay properly hydrated, both for maintaining good health and optimum performance levels. The human body is made up of roughly two thirds water so it is easy to see why we need to replace lost fluid for the body and mind to function optimally. Generally,…
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Athletes Avoiding Gluten and Grains: Is There Good Evidence?

The gluten-free trend is a popular one, and many athletes have hopped on the bandwagon thinking it might improve their health, digestion, and athletic performance. People with celiac disease (about 1% of the population) need to absolutely avoid gluten because it damages their intestines; others believe they are “gluten sensitive,” which is a debatable condition that recent studies have…
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