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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How is your taking care of your body like maintaining your car?

By Perrin Braun Nov 28, 2012

 

To keep your car running well and to extend its life, you take it to your mechanic every 5,000 miles or so. With the assistance of computer diagnostics, your mechanic checks the engine, brakes, and other systems. The diagnostics software tells your mechanic which parts need to be fixed or replaced. After maintenance, the car should run pretty well until the next scheduled check-up. But, if you skip the regular oil change, the oil will become thick and dirty, and eventually the engine will seize.

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How Can I Improve My Athletic Performance Using Blood Biochemistry?

By Perrin Braun Sep 26, 2012

Are you looking to improve your endurance, speed, or flexibility?

You’re not alone—in preparation for the 2012 Olympics, one of the US Olympic track cyclists spent hours training and building her endurance. But to reach the next level in training, she needed to know what was going on inside her own body.

An InsideTracker blood analysis revealed that she was very low in vitamin D, which is a nutrient that helps the body absorb calcium and maintain strong bones. InsideTracker gave this athlete and her coach a set of simple interventions to increase her vitamin D. That helped to make a measurable difference in her performance.

And it contributed to her success in London where she won two Olympic silver medals in track cycling! 

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Check Your Progress with a Follow-up InsideTracker Test!

By Perrin Braun Aug 14, 2012

 

What were the results of your first InsideTracker blood analysis? If some of your biomarker results were out of the optimal range, did you change your diet and exercise regimen to improve your health and athletic performance? If you want to know how much progress you have made, sign up for a follow-up InsideTracker blood test!

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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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Behind the Scenes at InsideTracker Part I: An Insider’s Guide to the Segterra Algorithm

By Meghan Johnson Nov 29, 2011

 

Nutrition and Health Information Tailored to You

What makes InsideTracker unique is its ability to segment the vast landscape of nutrition and health information that exists, and to tailor recommendations to an individual’s needs. There is no shortage of health information available, making it difficult (and time-consuming!) to sort through the various sources and sometimes-conflicting results that turn up in magazines or on the evening news. InsideTracker created a unique algorithm to provide the most accurate nutrition, supplements, exercise, and life style recommendations for its clients, based on cutting-edge scientific research. 

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Why athletes should pay attention to vitamin D

By Meghan Johnson Oct 17, 2011

 

Vitamin D has become somewhat of a media hog in the past few years, but for good reason. While it tends to be highlighted for its prominent role in bone health, vitamin D provides other health benefits that should make athletes want to pay attention.

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