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Vitamin C and E supplements may hinder athletes’ training

Posted February 3, 2014

With the 2014 Winter Olympics just around the corner, hundreds of athletes are in training for one of the most important competitions of their lives. But according to new research, they should stay away from vitamin C and E supplements if they want to do well. A study has found that these supplements may hinder endurance training.

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Vitamin D Supplements Might Help Sun-Deprived Athletes

Posted January 13, 2014

Among the challenges of winter running can be dramatically reduced daylight running time. Months of less time in the sun can affect not only your mood, but your vitamin D levels, which in turn can affect your bone density and other aspects of your health. The understandable urge to do a lot of treadmill running can worsen the situation.

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Five reasons every athlete should do yoga

Posted August 13, 2013

There are arguments against athletes’ practicing yoga. The notion of developing flexibility seems contrary to developing the hard, strong muscles that some sports demand. But Rich Roll wishes he would have started earlier in his athletic career. He has finished high in two ultra-man Hawaiian triathlons well into his 40s. According to Rich, “every athlete – irrespective of sport or discipline – has the potential to enhance his or her ability by adopting a consistent yoga practice.”

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Athletes Need to Monitor Diet to Maintain Muscle Mass

Posted July 24, 2013

Athletes seeking a healthy performance weight should eat high fiber, low-fat food balanced with their training regimen in order to maintain muscle while still burning fat, according to a report by an Oregon State University researcher.

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Ubiquinol Supplementation Enhances Peak Power Production in Trained Athletes

Posted June 18, 2013

In a double-blind, placebo-controlled study involving 100 young, well-trained German athletes (53 male, 47 female, age 19.9 years), supplementation with 300 mg ubiquinol for a period of 6 weeks was found to significantly enhance physical performance, assessed as maximum power output by +0.08 Watt per kg body weight (+2.5%).

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Improve your athletic performance naturally with beets: Research

Posted June 14, 2013

If you want to improve your athletic performance and stamina, there’s no real substitute for simply putting time into working out. But if it if you’re looking for a simple, natural way to increase the length of your workouts, or if you just want to give yourself that little edge in endurance or speed, then beet juice may be the answer.

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CoQ10 boosts power in German athletes: Study

Posted May 27, 2013

A study of 100 German athletes has found daily supplementation with 300mg of CoQ10 form Ubiquinol significantly boosted their power performance.

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Probiotics may boost gut health for athletes

Posted September 22, 2012

Daily supplements of a probiotic blend may improve gut function in performance athletes and help provide a way of reducing gastrointestinal complaints, suggests new research from Austria.

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Diet and Nutrition Tips for Athletes

Posted August 8, 2012

A well balanced nutritious diet can help you keep physically fit and mentally alert not only during and after the sports events but all round the year. Physical fitness and mental well-being are vital for any athlete or for that matter any sports person. And that comes with proper nourishment on a daily basis. As an athlete, you don’t need a special diet; what you do require is a disciplined approach in following guidelines for healthy eating.

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Probiotics Improve Athletes’ Immunity

Posted July 11, 2012

Probiotics helped boost the immune system in both athletes and those with moderate exercise routines, according to two studies presented at the International Probiotic Association’s World Congress. The presentation noted that while it is commonly known that exercise can suppress the body’s immune response and ingesting large quantities of protein can cause gastrointestinal (GI) distress, many experts agree that both problems can often be improved by taking a probiotic supplement.

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