Vitamin B12 absorption and mature athletes

By Perrin Braun Mar 27, 2013

 

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.

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The Science of Sleep: The Benefits of Getting Your Beauty Rest

By Perrin Braun Mar 06, 2013

 

Would you like to have more energy, improve your memory, reduce your appetite, and improve your athletic performance? One simple change can help you to do all these things: getting more sleep.

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How Does Alcohol Affect Your Athletic Performance?

By Perrin Braun Jan 09, 2013

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 activities for up to three days. So – should athletes drink in-season? Where is the happy middle ground between two extremes? And in the end, how does alcohol really affect your mind and body? 

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Blood Iron Levels and Athletic Performance

By Perrin Braun Nov 28, 2011

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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