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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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Healthy breakfast boosts math performance

Posted December 6, 2013

Eating breakfast—or choosing to skip it—may significantly influence a child’s ability to solve math problems, a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)-funded nutrition study suggests. Scientist R. Terry Pivik’s work with 81 healthy children has indicated that those who ate breakfast were better able to tackle dozens of math problems in rapid-fire succession than peers who didn’t have a morning meal.

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Natural Betaine Shown to Support Muscle Growth in Human Study

Posted November 6, 2013

Natural betaine from DuPont Nutrition & Health improved the body composition, performance and power of strength-trained men who consumed the sugar beet extract every day over a six-week period. Betaine has been shown to improve body composition in several animal studies previously, but this is the first clinical study to demonstrate this benefit in humans.

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Beetroot juice supplementation may boost time trial performance

Posted November 4, 2013

Drinking nitrate-rich beetroot juice for four days prior to a running time trial may boost performance, according to results of a study with trained female runners.

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Spirulina supplementation improves academic performance in schoolchildren

Posted November 1, 2013

Did you know that, among its many benefits, spirulina has also been shown to improve academic performance in schoolchildren?

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Good nutrition can boost school performance, expert says

Posted August 26, 2013

A healthy diet can help students excel in school, a registered dietitian says. One of the best ways to jump-start a successful school day is to provide children with a nutritious morning meal, says Debby Boutwell, a clinical dietitian in the division of nutrition therapy at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center.

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Enhance Performance With Massage and Moderate Exercises

Posted August 25, 2013

After a heavy and rigorous exercise, people usually feel muscular pains and aches. According to the scientists one can get prompt relief in such pains by moderate massage. Lars Anderson, the lead author of the study and a professor at the Copenhagen National Research Center for the Working Environment said that massage is a good method to get rid of common body aches.

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Vitamin D: A Key To Endurance Sports Performance

Posted June 29, 2013

Low Vitamin D levels are very likely limiting your running performance, and may compromise your health. As runners, we want to do everything possible to perform well and have a great season. We are meticulous about our training schedules, hydration, sleeping habits, etc. Yet many times we fall short when it comes to nutrition.

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Why a little beet it goes a long way

Posted May 17, 2013

Athletes no longer ask whether beetroot juice improves sporting performance – they just want to know how much to drink, and when. A new study has the answers. The latest research, by the University of Exeter, suggests that two concentrated beetroot “shots” a day (with about 0.6g natural dietary nitrate) are better than one, and the best time to take them is about 2.5 hours before maximum exertion.

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Certain Antioxidants May Improve Exercise Performance

Posted May 17, 2013

Antioxidants are generally regarded as an important dietary component, with many people consuming antioxidant-rich beverages, foods and supplements. Still, the effect of antioxidants on exercise performance remains heavily debated and unclear.

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