How Does Alcohol Affect Your Athletic Performance?

By Perrin Braun Jan 09, 2013


Consider this: consuming five or more alcoholic beverages in just one night can affect your brain and physical activities for up to three days. However, some athletes drink alcohol before events to feel more alert, to calm their nerves, and to dull pain sensation. How does alcohol really affect your mind and body? 

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A Balancing Act: Calorie considerations for athletes

By Meghan Johnson Jan 04, 2012


For endurance athletes, consuming enough calories (and calories from the right foods) is important to achieve optimal athletic performance. Many endurance athletes are exercising at a level that far exceeds the ‘Active’ description in the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans of ‘walking more than 3 miles per day at 3 to 4 miles per hour, in addition to the light physical activity associated with typical day-to-day life.’ If you read my last post and thought, ‘wow, my activity is well above the level described here!’, then you should probably read on.

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A Balancing Act: How to meet your unique calorie needs

By Meghan Johnson Dec 27, 2011


One of InsideTracker’s most useful features in promoting a healthy body is its customizable food basket that takes into account your food preferences, macro and micronutrient levels (according to your blood), and activity level (according to you). It’s like having your own personal dietitian, but you don’t have to feel guilty if you disagree with his/her twice weekly kale recommendation.

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