Iron Deficiency and Athletes

Iron Deficiency and Athletes
Iron Deficiency and Athletes Iron deficiency is an all-too-common nutrient deficiency that is more likely to affect certain groups and populations than others. Athletes of all types - professional, amateur and “weekend warrior” enthusiasts – are more at risk of iron deficiency than other groups of people. Iron deficiency can result in fatigue, shortness of breath, difficulty concentrating and poor circulation. As you can imagine, none of these sym...

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9 Easy Ways to Improve Your Gut Health

9 Easy Ways to Improve Your Gut Health
9 Easy Ways to Improve Your Gut Health We can’t see or feel it. But inside our gastrointestinal tract (aka the gut) lives an interconnected system of microorganisms totaling approximately 100 trillion cells housing up to 2000 types of bacteria [1]. What’s incredible is that this invisible colony  living inside our guts, which also includes fungi (yeast) and viruses too, collectively weighs about the same as our brain at approximately 3 pounds.  Bac...

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    Tips for Weekend Warriors

    Tips for Weekend Warriors
    Tips for Weekend Warriors Hey, weekend warriors, summer’s here! Time to hit the pool, hiking trail, or bike lane. Or maybe all three if you’re feeling ambitious. (After all, you’ve got three months.) After you’ve splurged on some new gear — go ahead, we’re betting those ratty old hiking boots are at the end of their useful life — what else do you need to reach your personal best?  We’ve got suggestions. (We’re helpful like that.) These tips are val...

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      Omega-3s for Athletes: Fuel Your Game

      Omega-3s for Athletes: Fuel Your Game
      Omega-3s for Athletes: Fuel Your Game  If you’re an athlete, you ask a lot of your body. You want your muscles and heart in tip-top shape, your immune system protecting you from nasties, and your brain directing the whole show. What if there was something that could nourish all these parts of you? Guess what? There is: Omega-3 fatty acids. New Study Finds Omega-3s Help Athletes A 2020 systematic review study analyzed the results of 32 placebo-contr...

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