Breakfast Essentials: What to Eat for All-Day Energy

Breakfast Essentials: What to Eat for All-Day Energy

We had been told that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. In addition to kick-starting your metabolism for the day, breakfast also provides your body with the nutrients and energy needed to power through a busy morning. A poor breakfast, however, can set just as poor a foundation for the remainder of

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Positive Thinking’s Power in Fitness

The mental and physical realms, at times, can seem entirely separate. In athletics, however, they are intimately linked, whether you’re a casual exerciser or a professional competitor. Positive thinking and visualization are techniques that approximately 70 percent or more of athletes put to use while training for their activities. Practicing visualization exercises before you even

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High-Fructose Corn Syrup Makes You Stay Hungry

While the food and beverage industry would like to convince us otherwise, research shows what many of us already knew: High fructose corn syrup (HFCS) is bad for your health. And while it’s true many of us simply consume too much sugar in general, HFCS seems to be worse than normal sugar. Not only does it

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Protect Your Back With the Right Footwear

Back pain can occur for a number of reasons. Sometimes it is based on a prior injury, but it can also be caused by improper lifting, movements, or posture. One common cause of back pain that is easily remedied and often overlooked is your feet. How the foot works Feet are complex structures. Their job

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Six Safety Tips for Summer Workouts

For optimal fitness year-round, it’s important not to neglect workouts during the summer. However, exercising in soaring temperatures can present the danger of heat exhaustion and heat stoke, even if you’re in great shape. You can avoid summertime medical emergencies by following a few precautions. 1. Stay Hydrated Don’t wait until you actually feel thirsty

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Nutrition for Injury Prevention

Food is fuel—and the type you eat matters. Just as scientific studies have proven that certain kinds of food, such as protein powder, can boost athletic performance, strength and power, it makes sense that certain foods can protect your physical health. Millions of Americans suffer sports-related injuries annually, with nearly 4 million of them children.

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Visualization Improves Sports Performance

From Jack Nicklaus to Mohammad Ali, many elite athletes are known to incorporate visualization into their training. It’s a powerful cognitive technique where you create a multisensory simulation of yourself executing a task. By mastering the movements in your head and familiarizing yourself with the accompanying sensations, your body is primed to achieve peak performance

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Six Tips for Avoiding Workout Injuries

While exercise is great for your body and your mind, exercise-induced injuries are not. When you push your body, it’s possible to push it too far, but a little care and attention can go a long way toward protecting yourself. Whether you’re new to fitness or an old pro, these common-sense precautions can reduce your

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Orthology at the Liberty Triathlon

The scene at Lake Rebecca Park Reserve near Delano, MN was one of quiet, concentrated chaos on Saturday morning, as triathletes set up their transition areas, made last tweaks to their bikes and checked out the swim course. The overcast skies finally gave way to a steady sprinkle as the swimmers became cyclists, swooping along

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Make Time in Your Schedule for Worry

Everyone deals with some stress, but keeping your stress level under control is important for both your mental and physical health. About 25 percent of Americans experience “a great deal” of stress on a monthly basis, with rates even higher for older adults. Chronic stress increases your risk of conditions such as depression, Alzheimer’s, diabetes,

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