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weight along isn't the best measure of fitness, but there are reasons you may want to drop a few pounds. you may find that despite increasing your activity level, the pounds are sticking around. or even more frustratingly, the pounds seem to be multiplying. there are a few reasons this can happen. avoid these mistakes to start shedding a few pounds.Read More
Katie from The Juice is back with a new, vitamin-packed recipe to help you get through cold and flu season with your immune system at full power!
As the temps go down and the mileage goes up, staying happy + healthy are key pieces to our weekly training plan. Because no one has time to be bedridden with the bug your kid picked up in school or even sidelined with the seasonal sniffles, we’ve bumped up a vitamin-packed berry blend with all the benefits of basil. Loaded with antibacterial properties to fend off the flu, basil also acts as both an anti-inflammatory agent AND as a powerful adaptogen- meaning it not only helps the body respond to stress but also fight disease. By reducing inflammation, pain AND stress, it’s our secret weapon to staying worry-free + well for a winter that's filled with wins, not woes.
Foam rolling. Like it or not, it's gotta be done. For a few moments of discomfort, you can reduce your risk of injury and speed up recovery. Here's how.Read More
We love seeing families that run, bike, swim, play together, and those little ones need to stay hydrated just as much as mom and dad. Help your kids make their water count by following these tips.Read More
We all know that some of the keys to hydration are: water and electrolytes. But do we really know how each of these nutrients work together to make sure you’re staying healthy and hydrated? Fluid and electrolytes levels in the body are constantly changing, you lose water and electrolytes in more ways than you think. For instance, not many people realize that through respiration (breathing via moist air being exhaled) you actually lose quite a bit of fluids (over a day’s period, even more if exercising). Through the simple act of breathing, your body can exhale an average of 20 grams of water vapor, which translates to about 400ml of fluid loss (Note: these are averages, and individual results may vary). Therefore, staying hydrated not only involves drinking water, but it also involves, consuming balanced electrolytes through fluids and food, and monitoring your hydration status.Read More
You know that sweating helps cool your body down through evaporation, but do you know these other fun facts about sweat?Read More
By Kevin Rutherford, Chief Electrolyte Officer
As I entered 2015, I was feeling confident that this was going to be my best year yet for endurance racing. I had qualified for Boston and was building a strong base of mileage during the winter months and I felt unstoppable. My sights were laser-like on competing in Boston followed by Ironman Victoria 70.3 triathlon which was a couple of months later. The Ironman Victoria race in June would be my first race in my ‘adult’ life back in my homeland of Canada. This was going to my year. However, like many visions in life, the path to...Read More
what’s worse, sun exposure or a vitamin d deficiency?
we know many athletes would rather train outdoors than in a gym any day, but especially as we head into summer, they face a dilemma. the sun's UV rays have both positive and negative effects on your health. The question is, should you slather on the sunscreen to prevent skin cancer or should you allow yourself some exposure so that you get enough vitamin d?
It's well-known that exposure to UV rays can be very dangerous. as few as two blistering sunburns during your life can increase your risk of skin cancer by 50 percent. even just regular exposure over many years, such as is true of many...Read More
For athletes, the winter is a time to take a step back, reflect on the successes of the year and start planning for future races. Most also start to focus on building up their base and strengthening weaknesses before heading into the upcoming season. But as the seasons begin to change, and temperatures begin to drop it is also important to do all the little things to help keep your body running and healthy through the winter months.
A key component to staying healthy through the winter months is maintaining proper fluid balance by staying hydrated. Consuming more water throughout the day has many benefits, but in the winter, as the cold and flu...Read More
In recent years, athletes from a wide variety of sports have accepted the importance of good core strength. Maintaining a stable base from your hips to your torso allows more efficient movement and lessens your risk of injury. Working to build a strong core is especially important for people who are mostly sedentary when not working out.
When most people think core strength training, they think crunches, sit-ups and planks. Those standard exercises are better than nothing, and good to have in your regular routine. But your core encompasses so much more than your abs. Many core exercises more effectively target...Read More