Great blog post from Authority Nutrition busting many of the myths we’ve been told about mainstream foods and on whether they are harmful or good for us. Are low fat foods the way to go? Which fats are good and which are bad, should we be eating lots of small meals throughout the day? Are [...]
Even hard-core athletes can take the day off on Christmas Day, and enjoy a few glasses of good red wine! Red wine has lots of health benefits apparently:
Red wine contains melatonin, which regulates the body clock and can help you sleep, and melatonin is also known to be an anti-oxidant.
A compound in red wine called resveratrol [...]
Curb Ivanic, the strength and run coach behind the popular Core Running brand, will be hosting a sports nutrition workshop in Vancouver on Thursday, March 29th.
The 2.5 hour workshop will teach athletes how to eat in order to fuel their body for maximum performance and to lose weight. The workshop will teach athletes how to [...]
The annual Vancouver Bike Show and Outdoor Adventure Show takes place this weekend at the Vancouver Convention Centre, Saturday and Sunday March 3 and 4, 2012.
Both events are sure to attract large crowds on a weekend that is expected to be very wet.
The Outdoor Adventure & Travel Show will include over 250 exhibitors featuring everything for [...]
Who knew that this fresh-baked treat and its close relatives could be used in so many ways?
This seems too good to be true…
Lose 20 pounds in 30 days without exercise
Gain 34 pounds of muscle in 28 days without steroids
Sleep 2 hours per day and feel fully rested
Reverse permanent injuries
These are just some of the claims made by Timothy Ferriss, creator of The 4-Hour Body, a training, nutrition and life coach book. Check out a sample chapter here.
We are [...]
The Fueling Endurance Performance Ambassador Program is now live and seeking athletes of all ability levels who would be interested in helping create a sports nutrition recipe book.
As a participating athlete your job would be to:
Try new recipes
Help determine if they are ‘book worthy’ or not
In return you will get:
Your profile featured on the Fueling Endurance Performance website and in the [...]
Mark’s Daily Apple, the popular forum and blog dedicated to exploring the Primal Blueprint, now has its own iPhone application. The app contains Mark’s Daily Apple blog posts, YouTube videos, Twitter tweets and a geo-tagged “ChatWall” feature which allows users to communicate with other users in their area. The app, which is free, can be [...]
Written by Hayley Mick and originally published in the October 29, 2009 edition of the Globe and Mail;
Competitive distance runners, unlike hockey or rugby players, are better known as boy scouts than party boys, but some say that’s just a stereotype.
Jim Finlayson, one of Canada’s elite distance runners, gathered with 75 racers on the track, [...]
Following is an excerpt from Mark Sisson’s blog (The Daily Apple) where he argues, contrary to the recent emerging popular belief, that humans have NOT evolved to be long distance runners…
Thanks to the several readers who have pointed out this recent article in SEED Magazine which once again dredges up the tired argument that humans [...]
Here’s a great recipe for a homemade sports drink (taken from Nancy Clark’s Sport Nutrition Guidebook):
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup hot water
1/4 cup orange juice (not concentrate) plus 2 tablespoons lemon juice
3 1/2 cups cold water
1. In bottom of a pitcher, dissolve the sugar and salt in the hot water.
2 Add the juice and [...]
The recent peanut scare has left few consumers unaffected, including athletes. A list of recalled food products containing peanuts include a number of ‘energy bars’ favored by endurance athletes. Some of these include:
For a complete list click here.
The Healthy Bride , a fitness and lifestyles advocate and trainer from Washington State, offers tips for maintaining health and fitness during the holiday season in one of her recent blog postings…
Here we are again, ready to begin another holiday season. The holiday season is a marathon of activity, and maintaining your exercise [...]
We hear a lot about how much mileage our cars get – but have you ever thought about how much mileage our bodies get? Assuming you consumed 1 gallon of liquid food mixed with water, this short survey will tell you approximately how far you could walk before you ran out of gas [...]
Victoria athlete packs pill that’s said to ease stress and boost endurance
Paul Luke, The Province
Olympic athletes groaning under the weight of overstuffed suitcases may envy Victoria’s Lauren Groves when she arrives in Beijing this week for the triathlon.
Groves will be lighter on her feet than rival triathletes who have crammed dozens of bottles of [...]
An article from the Men’s Journal on North Vancouver’s Brendan Brazier, a “raw” triathlete. Written by Gwen Kilvert.
Once just for hippies and Hollywood personal chefs, the raw food diet is becoming the latest adventure performance fuel.
As a competitive runner and a hardcore vegan, Brendan Brazier had a pretty good idea what was behind his lethargy [...]
And the bad: From fatty restaurant meals to failing school cafeterias and poor Western diets, 2007 made us think about how we eat
Written by LESLIE BECK, published in the Globe and Mail, December 26, 2007
The past 12 months brought a mix of nutrition stories to the forefront. It’s fair to say it was a bad [...]
By Neil L. Cook, BS, MS, Med
Marathons are the “ultimate” goal for many runners. But there’s a core group of runners that believe the marathon isn’t long enough; not enough of a challenge. They feel the need to go longer, sometimes A LOT LONGER! These are different runners, not your average 10 K weekend racer. [...]
If there is one thing every runner dreads for its devastating potential to reduces winners to also rans and silver medals to bronze, it’s cramp. So everybody has their favourite cramp theory and their favoured remedy but lets consider some facts first.
Cramp is more common in males than in females.
Cramp is associated both with the [...]
A great article from the New York Times, published October 22, 2007
Switching to organic is tough for many families who don’t want to pay higher prices or give up their favorite foods. But by choosing organic versions of just a few foods that you eat often, you can increase the percentage of organic food in [...]