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The Importance of Sleep for Athletic Performance

Oct 10 2017 0 Comments

Athletes today have access to pretty much anything they need in order to perform at the highest level, from state-of-the-art facilities to modern equipment to personalized training and much more. One factor of their preparation that is vitally important is sleep. Yes, elite athletes need lots of sleep, which means seven hours at the very least, according to the Mayo Clinic. The University of Miami Health News says that tennis maestro Roger Federer gets at least 12 hours of sleep, while the fastest man on Earth, Usain Bolt, gets at least 10 hours. Sleep and Athletic Performance Athletes who are...

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Are You Eating Enough Vegetables?

Oct 02 2017 0 Comments Tags: Are you eating enough vegetables, How much vegetables do I need to eat?, Vegetable recommended intake

A popular phrase when considering vegetable intake is ‘’5 a day’’ - but is this really enough? Are you eating close to this? Here we will discuss the health benefits and why you should be eating different types of vegetables to benefit your body and overall health! Health Benefits of Vegetables If you do not eat enough or a varied amount of vegetables, your body will be deficient in vitamins and essential minerals for a healthy body. A lack of vitamin C can result in suffering from scurvy or scurvy related symptoms such as bleeding gums. Lack of good vitamins can also...

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Are Multivitamins Necessary?

Aug 30 2017 0 Comments Tags: Are Multivitamins Necessary?, Do I Need A Multivitamin?, What Do Vitamins Do?

A multivitamin is the name given the to the tablets or capsules that are a dietary supplement containing a number of essential vitamins and minerals, otherwise known as micronutrients. They contain a mixture of all the vitamins, minerals and micronutrients that the body requires on a daily basis. They vary depending on who they targeted and designed for. For example a child's multivitamin will have a smaller amount of vitamins and minerals keep aligned with their recommended daily intakes. You must be careful not to take dosages that exceed those outlined, as vitamins and mineral can become toxic if taken...

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Clean Bulking vs Dirty Bulking: What Method Is Best For You?

Aug 29 2017 0 Comments Tags: Bulking Up, Clean Bulking, Dirty Bulking, Muscle Bulking

We’re heading into fall, and that means we’re also closer to winter than we are the beginning of summer. What does that mean? Bulking season!! No more having to have the beach bod ready at all times, because once the temperature drops you can hibernate in a sweater and pants for a few months. Bulking is the term for when an individual goes into a caloric surplus in hopes of gaining weight. While bulking, one’s strength usually increases as the caloric surplus allows for greater energy output, and more body weight over time. With that being said, there are 2...

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Fruits vs Vegetables: Which Are Better?

Aug 24 2017 0 Comments Tags: Fruits vs Vegetables

It is clear that a healthy balanced diet should contain plenty of both fruits and vegetables on a daily basis, but no one has really asked the question which is better and why? Today we are going to take a look at the pros and cons of each in order to help you maintain a balanced diet. Unfortunately, we are not eating enough fruit and veg. I don’t mean me or necessarily you, but as a world population things like obesity and diet related diseases have increased and this is due to the lack of healthy diet across the population. While...

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