Hydration, Sodium, Potassium and Exercise: What You Need to Know

  What’s a small thing you can do that can have a big effect on your performance? Drink enough water. Our bodies are mostly comprised of fluid, which means that every cell, tissue, and organ needs enough water to function. While plain H20 is the most important part of hydration, you also need electrolytes like potassium and sodium to perform at your best.

Are your testosterone levels low? You may be over-training

As an athlete, you work hard to improve your physical performance. But more training is not necessarily better training. Without enough rest and recovery, intense training regimens can actually backfire and compromise your ability to perform well. Exercise breaks down your muscles; rest stimulates growth and repair. The combination of too much exercise with too little recovery time can result in "over-training syndrome."

Vitamin B12 absorption and mature athletes

  Aging is no excuse to stop exercising and eating healthfully! In fact, it is even more essential to maintaining your well-being, especially because your body’s ability to metabolize some nutrients changes as you age. This post discusses the role of vitamin B12 in the body and how important it is to monitor this nutrient as you get older.

How Does Alcohol Affect Your Athletic Performance?

Athletes are human. Sure, we dedicate amounts of time and resources to our sport that many people couldn't fathom. But we still have treats, lazy days, and yes, even alcohol. Whatever your reason, be it to calm nerves, dampen the sensation of physical post-event pain, or even to replenish carb stores, alcohol consumption can find a place in just about any training regimen. But consider this: consuming five or more alcoholic beverages in just one night can affect your brain and physical ...

Blood Iron Levels and Athletic Performance

If you’re an athlete, you’ve probably heard plenty of information about the importance of incorporating ample amounts of protein and carbohydrates in your diet. Especially during training season, it can be a challenge to meet your nutritional needs when it comes to healthy calorie, fluid, vitamin, and mineral consumption. However, adequate iron intake plays an equally important role in optimizing physical performance, despite the fact that it receives much less recognition.
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