Monthly Archives: January 2012

Teamwork in individualized sports

Running, triathlon, cycling, and swimming are all very individualized sports. Ultimately winning, losing, or simply finishing a race depends only on one person: you. So why do so many endurance athletes seek companionship during training? Joining a team can have … Continue reading

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What are whole foods and why should you care?

When I am speaking of whole foods I do not mean the groceries store. I speaking about food in its purest form. According to wikipedia whole foods are defined as foods that are unprocessed or unrefined, or processed and refined … Continue reading

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How to lose weight without compromising performance

For many endurance athletes the holidays fall during the off-season which means it is a time to relax and enjoy family and friends. Some athletes may take the holiday season off but it is more common to reduce the timing and … Continue reading

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What goes in must come out? the concept of energy balance

Energy balance: Energy balance is an obvious but delicate equation. If a person is eating 100 calories more each day than they burn then they have a potential to gain ten pounds in a year. The opposite is true for … Continue reading

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Choose a plate full of colors

A healthy diet includes a variety of fruits and vegetables which are a good source of vitamins and minerals. Fruits and vegetables are also low in calories and high in fiber. Eating fruits and vegetables instead of high fat or … Continue reading

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Stay healthy during cold and flu season

This time of year it seems like everyone is getting sick. Your immune system has a remarkable way of defending you against disease-causing germs. Sometimes the immune system needs a little boost to help it function optimally. This is important … Continue reading

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Want to improve athletic performance? Sleep more

The importance of sleep Getting enough sleep can be hard to do for most college athletes who have to balance school, practice, and social lives. Sleep deprivation can have a negative impact on cognitive function, mood, and reaction time. As … Continue reading

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