Written: May 5, 2011 In: Fitness
Lady triathletes have benefited from the scientific and nutritional advances made in sports and athletics like most modern athletes. Age old sports problems like low energy, cramps and injuries have not been cured, but the answers to why they happen and how to try and prevent them are finally being answered.
There are times when all women triathletes experience what is known as a “bonk” or bonking. Despite the funny name or double entendres that one can think of, it is not much fun when you experience bonking, it involves you completely running out of energy or hitting the proverbial “brick wall”.
Triathletes bonk because their body uses up its glycogen reserves from physical exertion and this results in a feeling of no energy, continuing your physical activity becomes like running through quicksand
How your body burns glycogen and stored fat calories depends on the amount you have exerted during a race or training session. If you are doing a hard triathlon workout for an hour on an empty stomach, then you will more than likely end up experiencing a “bonk”. If on the other hand you are doing a more moderate one-hour training session without eating anything, your body will use stored fat and glycogen and you will still have enough reserves to get you through.
Written: September 30, 2009 In: Fitness
Obese women in middle age were 79 percent less likely be healthy at age 70, researchers have found.
That wasn’t a small study. In fact it was huge and makes it painfully clear that you cannot afford to put off till tomorrow when it comes to your health.
For the full story on fitness at middle age read on “Obesity in Middle Age Bodes Ill for Old Age“.
Written: September 29, 2009 In: Fitness
…A healthful lifestyle requires planning, proficiency and practice in making appropriate choices, estimating portion sizes and diligence in monitoring energy intake and activity. These skills take time to develop and maintain. Reducing portion sizes appears to be the most important weight gain prevention strategy for everyone.
Above is an excerpt from an August issue of “Club Business for Entrepreneurs” journal written by Kathy Thames, MS, RD, LD. We’ll be providing pieces of this article for added information and assistance in your dietary challenges.
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