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When people think of what marathon runners eat, they automatically think about carbs. Lots of them. The fact is that carbo-loading is not what elite runners do, and either should you. What you eat is only part of the equation when it comes to properly fueling your body for marathon training. It is important to [...]
A new study was recently released that focused on the relationship between consumption of food and dining partners. The results were interesting, but not surprising. Women were found to eat more and consume more calories if they were eating with a group of fellow women. Whereas men were found to be completely unaffected by their [...]
Creatine is a supplement that has been popular with elite athletes for a long time, but is now becoming popular with mainstream exercisers. Because it is an amino acid that our bodies produce naturally, it is a safe way to enhance your muscle mass and improve your athletic performance. Creatine has many benefits, but the [...]
For those of us with busy schedules, we took comfort in recent years believing that it really didn’t matter when we ate as long as our daily caloric intake was within the recommended guidelines. Especially for most people who don’t get home from work or from their child’s extracurricular activities until later in the day, [...]
When you picture avid exercisers in your mind, you don’t think of party animals usually. People who exercise regularly surely must eat egg whites, drink protein shakes, and favor green tea as their beverage of choice. Or so you would think.
The Cable Organizer Marathon Team is in full force. Our long run is up to 5 miles and everyone is committed to running at least 3-4 times a week. Yesterday was a good lesson in perseverance in the face of adversity. We have been running consistently for the past month. The weather has been hot, [...]
It’s funny, I know people who have actually run a marathon and gained weight in the process of training. Just like pregnancy and the need to ingest more calories, when you train, you need to eat more as well. However, just like with pregnancy, you don’t need to consume 2000 more calories. You don’t need [...]
Almost as important as a disciplined running program for successfully training for a marathon is a detailed food plan that works for your body. The best way to think about food when training for a marathon is viewing it as fuel for your body. What and when you eat can be the determining factor between [...]
A new study has just come out, echoing what some obesity experts have been saying for years, that diet is the key to weight loss, not exercise. In fact, there was a startling finding that exercise might even make you gain weight.
It’s bad enough that the stress in our life is killing us mentally. But, new research shows that excess stress can be a killer physiologically as well. Studies done with monkeys have shown that when monkeys, who were given identical diets, were placed in dominant and subordinate social structures, the monkeys that were subordinate and [...]« Previous Entries