Kids need protein for healthy growth, but most get plenty in their regular diets. Protein supplements are popular, especially for athletes. Learn why children shouldn’t use them.
The fact that children in high school and younger still have open growth plates makes it more possible to have injuries that wouldn’t occur in adults, such as collegiate and pro athletes.
Decreasing body fat may improve overall performance for your individual sport, but when achieved incorrectly, weight loss can quickly become a negative influence.
Energy gels are the latest in food technology for athletes, but what advantages do they offer?
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Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps is the most decorated Olympic athlete ever. But this week, people were chattering about more than his butterfly stroke. They were commenting on his game face.
You many have noticed that several of the U.S. Olympic swimmers and gymnasts are dotted with large, reddish-purple, perfectly circular spots. It’s not some new kind of sports tattoo. It’s the mark of a traditional Chinese therapy aimed at promoting healing: cupping.
There is no question that you can be a vegetarian and an athlete. The tougher question is: How can I become vegetarian and not compromise my health or athletic performance?
The start-low-and-go-slow approach goes for cardiovascular exercise and weight training, and every type of exercise in between.
One of the primary benefits of nutrient-rich foods is that they can reduce inflammation in the body. Exercise can cause acute or short-term inflammation, which is normal.
In recent years it’s become clear that the manner in which we do warm-up stretching can directly benefit or hinder performance.