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5 Ways to Stay Hydrated

As the temperature dials up, proper hydration is essential, especially if you lead an active lifestyle. Try these tips to promote drinking more water and stay cool and hydrated through the hot days of summer. Add slices of fresh peaches and ginger or … Continue reading

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Got Water?

Why? helps your body function at it’s best helps you concentrate dehydration impairs performance increased energy sweat = water that is lost out of the body How much? (general guidelines) 4-8 years of age 6+ cups boys 9-13 of age 9+ … Continue reading

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Don't Waste Your Workout

Whether you are trying to lose weight, improve body composition, or improve performance, nutrition is the key.  Bookend your workouts!  Meaning: make sure to have fuel before a workout and after a workout.  What fuel is dependent on your goals … Continue reading

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Throw the Scale Away!

Or at least do NOT get on it today if you’re not ready to throw it away yet. Do not step on the scale the day after a holiday, weekend, or vacation.  The scale only shows your total body weight.  … Continue reading

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Off Season Eats

Play the Game. You know it’s important to continue training during the off-season, but the load and type of training probably look different than they did a month ago. Play the balancing act. It’s time to focus on weaknesses and … Continue reading

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Concession Stand Crunch

With Blue’s hockey playoffs, baseball season and the spring high school sports coming to an end and beginning summer sports, it’s important to plan ahead to keep your healthy diet on track.  Concession stands are a convenient food source for … Continue reading

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Eating Before Exercise

WHAT? –      Carbohydrates Fruits Vegetables: potatoes, peas, corn Dairy: milk, yogurt Grains: bread, pasta, rice, granola Sweets –      Fluid Water Flavored water Milk Smoothies Urine should be the color of lemonade WHEN? –      4 hours before training: High- carb meal … Continue reading

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Fueling with Carbs

What are carbs? Carbohydrates are compounds in food that are THE main source of energy. Your body needs energy to move the best it possibly can. Carbs can be found in many foods. They can be found in: –      Grains: … Continue reading

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Natural Weight Loss

Now is the time that many of you are thinking about losing weight.  When beginning a weight loss program the ultimate goal should not be to watch the scale go down quickly. The goal should be to find your individual … Continue reading

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