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Hydrate Yourself to a Better You: 5 Hacks for Staying Hydrated in 2017

“Water sucks, it really, really sucks” is a classic line from The Waterboy Movie. Unbeknownst to the viewers, the waterboy is as important to the team as the quarterback. Think about it, if the quarterback does not stay hydrated he can start feeling fatigued, dehydrated or even have a heat stroke. If he experiences these symptoms, which many people encounter when not properly hydrated, he can not perform to his full potential. Who supplies the water? THE WATERBOY!!! Not only is hydration important for athletes, staying hydrated is important for everyone, including you. Staying hydrated can help maintain focus, keep joints healthy, and can prevent you from consuming excess calories that can contribute to undesired weight gain.

So what are the hacks to staying hydrated in 2017?

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Top 5 Micronutrients for Performance

Top 5 Micronutrients for Performance

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Vitamins and minerals, aka micronutrients, do not provide energy, but are key players in energy production and other body functions needed for optimal performance. Thus far, there are no specific intake recommendations for athletes, although athletes at risk for a deficiency may need additional supplementation. While vitamins do not enhance performance, a deficiency can lead to poor performance. Keep in mind, though this is an article about athletes, the functions and Daily Recommended Intakes apply to the general population. You may not need to perform on the court or the field, but rather at your workplace or at home. Here are the top 5 micronutrients, and how they play a role in the body.

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