The new energy drinks available are gaining popularity. Athletes use them to boost performance, college students drink them to pull all-night study sessions and bar goers mix them with alcohol to keep partying. Manufacturers allege that the drinks are mostly caffeine and sugar—similar to soda pop—and harmless.
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Eating Whole Foods
re you having trouble getting enough nutrients to fuel your active lifestyle? Do you want to achieve optimum sports performance? Eating a diet of whole foods--foods that have not had vital nutrients refined out of them--can help you get the nutrition you need to meet these goals. Below, Patti Tveit Milligan, MS, RD, corpor...
By Debra Wein, MS, RD
he glycemic index (GI) is often used to help people eat healthfully, reduce the risk of diabetes and improve exercise performance. GI is used to calculate glycemic load, which reflects the rate at which blood glucose (blood sugar levels) is raised by the carbohydrate content of different foods. Since sugars, starches and fiber are all carbohy...
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The Vegetarian Athlete
s a vegetarian, do you wonder if you're getting the nutrients you require for your fitness or sport activities? To meet your nutrient needs and improve athletic performance, use these suggestions from Catherine Reade, MS, RD, owner of HealthFull Living, a nutrition consulting firm in Littleton, Colorado.
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Some people handle stress by undertaking great challenges and reaching for the stars. Many of us, however, react to pressure by reaching for a bag of chocolate chip cookies. The relationship between stress and eating behavior is complicated. Does stress simply re...
Why some reactions to exercise are nothing to sneeze at.
Ever joke about clients who seem to be "allergic" to exercise? Well, it may turn out that some of them really are! Take Jay DeFinis, now aged 41, who learned that the coughing and breathlessness he regularly experienced while jogging didn't indicate poor conditioning, but, in fact, were really asthma a...