Nutrition Triathlon

Which Foods to Avoid at Aid Stations

During a triathlon, aid stations can look like a lunchtime buffet with a smorgasbord of options for weary athletes: bananas, orange slices, chips, pretzels, cookies, fig bars, peanut butter and jelly, pickle juice, and even chicken soup. If you’re competing in an Ironman event, expect to see sponsor products too, like Gatorade Endurance, Red Bull, […]

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Cycling Training

6 Main Injuries Likely Caused By Cycling And It’s Cures

Cycling, being one of the best stress relief sport is not expected to hurt you while you’re riding a bike. You might feel as if your leg muscles are being torn apart, which is quite common for every cyclists and it is in fact your muscles that are getting harder and tighter. You may not […]

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Running Training

Take A Break-Cation!

It may feel counter intuitive, but taking planned time off during your season can yield huge rewards. Time off isn’t just for the end of the season. In fact, to race your best, it can make sense to stop training—at least briefly. A mid-season break—a kind of mini off-season after a big race—lets you come […]

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Nutrition Self Endurance

How Female Athletes’ Nutritional Needs Differ From Men’s

One of the most consequential biases in exercise science has been the historical use of male athletes for studies and the application of those research findings to the body of female athletes. Fortunately, during the past decade, researchers have sought to rectify that scientific research bias, and there is now a substantial amount of current research […]

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Fitness Yoga

Yoga Asanas During Menstruation – Why and How?

Slowing down isn’t bad or wrong. Not at all if you have your menstruation cycle on.  I slow down on my running – keeping my runs shorter and slower and sometimes don’t run if I feel drained out. But when it comes to Yoga – my approach changes! But the controversy stays. Is it good […]

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Marathon Nutrition

Does a Runner’s Diet Have to be Strict?

As an elite competitor, this is a question I receive often. Because professional and elite runners have toned, strong, and efficient bodies, the misconception is often that they limit their diet and never have indulgent meals. The truth is, the best elite runners practice “everything in moderation” while keeping clear intentions to fuel their bodies […]

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Marathon Running

Why You Should Chill Out On Recovery Runs

Speed workouts and long runs are the exciting part of training for a race. However, not every run can be fast or long! Slow runs have their place in training also. One of the most common mistakes runners make is running too fast all the time. As counter-intuitive as it sounds, if you want to […]

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Marathon Running

How to Beat Hamstring Strains

Hamstring strains are common in runners, usually caused by overstriding or sprinting too hard when the muscles aren’t warmed up. This overload on the tissue of your hamstring can lead to tearing. When a strain occurs, it can feel like a sharp pain and can make running, walking or even sitting highly uncomfortable. If it’s […]

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Fitness Yoga

A Variety of Physical, Emotional, & Spiritual Benefits of Yoga

There are many benefits of yoga and possibly more than we even know. It is a practice that is meant to benefit your entire being. Your body, mind, and soul are all connected, and each of them can benefit from practicing yoga. To many, the physical benefits of yoga are the most obvious. They are real […]

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Fitness Inspiration

How to Build a Habit in 7 Days

When you think of people who are high-achievers, who are always able to eat healthy, excel at work or school, workout and do everything on time might have some superhuman powers. But while it’s easy to brush this away as something achievable, it is actually all down to habit. And habits can be begun to […]

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