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Increasing Endurance with Sports Energy Drinks and Other Fluids
If you are going to exercise for more than 25 minutes, according to This article, you can increase your endurance by drinking fluids. If you are going to exercise for more than 45 minutes, you can increase your endurance with sugared drinks, which provide a quick source of calories. Sugared drinks such as fruit juices, soft drinks and sports drinks can be absorbed just as rapidly as water. There is more useful information about sports drinks in this article, including a chart that compares sports drinks and other fluids for exercise in hot weather.

Understanding the Basics of Chiropractic Care
This is a PDF file at Chiromi.com, the official website of The Michigan Association of Chiropractors. The first part explains the education and examinations needed to become a Doctor of Chiropractic (DCs) along with their job description s as efficient health professionals. According to the article, research shows that low-back pain (LBP) is the most expensive source of workers' compensation cost in North America. The article also includes a couple of summaries of studies that indicate that chiropractic care is more effective than medical treatment when it comes to chronic pain. This includes a comprehensive LBP analysis (Manga Report) commissioned by the Ontario Ministry of Health.

Weight Training for Bicyclists
When bicycling season is over and the weather is getting cold, this article on the Bicycling section of About.com is a sure-fire hit to help you stay fit and build leg strength. Winter is a time to take a break from serious mileage, but keeping your body from atrophying can be a challenge. Many coaches have been keeping cyclists in the gym from late October until March; which is fine, but you don't want to bulk up by doing low repetitions of very heavy weights. Instead, this website suggests higher repetitions of lighter weights. Information includes which exercises to do in various months, and it also shows various sports training exercises to maintain fitness during the winter.

Monitoring Heart Rate Training Zones
Heart rate training zones are calculated by taking into consideration Your Maximum Heart Rate (MHR) and your Resting Heart Rate (RHR). Within each training zone subtle physiological effects take place to enhance your fitness. This website includes information about the various training zones, so you can see which one you fall into while you're training and monitor your progress. You can even calculate your heart rate and see which zone you fall into with a calculator that lets your plug your individual numbers in.

Glycogen, Sodium and Triathlon Performance
This article discusses the chemical reactions in ones body that interact and tells what to do to stay at optimal performance. Bonking, as commonly referred to by runners, swimmers and bicyclists, is when you start to lose the ability to concentrate and ultimately feel disoriented and overly fatigued. It occurs when energy intake does not meet the expenditure and glycogen storage plummets to an extremely low level. To combat bonking, try to take in 1-2 grams of carbohydrate per kilogram of body weight per hour. This can be accomplished by drinking 4-8 ounces of a 6-9 percent carbohydrate solution every 15 minutes and eating energy bars or gels. Sodium is another important factor that triathletes should be keen on. The balance between water and salt in the body is altered when salt is lost through perspiration. Salt levels in the body are diluted when we hydrate to compensate for the loss of water, which happens while exercising, but not for loss of electrolytes, by drinking plain water or a carbohydrate/ electrolyte energy drink without a high enough concentration of sodium.

Straight from a Chiropractor's Mouth
In this article from AssociatedContent.com, readers can read an in-depth narrative from two Los Angeles practitioners as they detail their personal journeys to becoming experts in the field of chiropractic and acupuncture, and their joint venture to provide a wealth of services from which clients can choose to best meet their pain management and rehabilitation needs. Together, Dr. Haber and Dr. Buckley specialize in chiropractic and acupuncture care to assist in the rehabilitation of sports injuries, back and neck pain, occupational conditions, and knee and ankle injuries. If you're looking for a chiropractor Los Angeles, see Cooper Chiropractic Wellness Center on the West side of Los Angeles.

Smart Snacks for Athletes
Sample snacks are offered on this website and their quantities offer triathletes a diet plan to help them choose smart snacks during training and races. It recommends eating fruit instead of fruit juice, high-calories vegetables and making sure that one eats breakfast and does not skip the meal. Buying ice cream is out of the question, according to this article.

 

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