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FODMAPS and Exercise

Dayton Kelly FODMAPs: A culprit in exercise-induced gastrointestinal distress and an explanation for athlete adoption of gluten-free diets This article was adapted from a combination of speeches given at the European Sports Science Conference 2018, most notably Dana Lis (University of California, US). You may have reached this article from a preceding one on gluten-free

It’s Your Moment. Find Out How You Can Keep From Choking Under Pressure.

Dayton Kelly This article was adapted from a combination of speeches given at the European Sports Science Conference 2018, most notably Denise Hill (SWANSEA UNIVERSITY, UK), Christopher Mesagno (FEDERATION UNIVERSITY, AUSTRALIA), and Juergen Beckmann (TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY MUNICH, GERMANY) Life and sport are filled with moments of pressure; everyone has experienced instances when the failure

Exercising in the Heat

Alyssa Bialowas As temperatures continue to soar in the summer, it’s important to be cognizant of the effect that exercising in the heat has on your body. Intense exercise and a failure to modify the types of exercises and activities you participate in while in the direct sun can result in a rise in core

What Are Probiotics and Prebiotics?

Alyssa Bialowas In response to the current cultural nutrition trend surrounding probiotics and supplements, pharmacies and health food stores are stocking increased amounts of probiotic supplements. Is this just the latest health and nutrition trend or should you increase your consumption of probiotics and start to take probiotic supplements? Also, what are the benefits of

3 Benefits of CrossFit

Alyssa Biawolas CrossFit remains to be one of the most popular and most controversial fitness trends. Due to the competitive nature and intense feelings of belonging to a community, CrossFit is recognized as one of the fastest growing modes of high-intensity training. It can also be considered an option for high-intensity interval training (HIIT),

4 Ways to Overcome Sports Performance Anxiety

Alyssa Bialowas Competition anxiety is common in athletes, especially if they struggle to deliver performance. It’s the feeling of stress and pressure right before a competition that can be harmful to athletes and if it’s bad enough, can even lead to an athlete dropping out of a competition altogether. With the high amount of

Fasted Workouts: The Key to Faster Weight Loss

Jesse Friesen Fasted exercise is beginning to gain a lot of attention in the fitness community as a method for weight loss. The idea behind this phenomena is that by having less glucose in the blood to be used for energy, the body must burn fat in order to fuel exercise. The increase in

Zwift Cycling: An Indoor Virtual Cycling Experience

Dayton Kelly If you love to cycle, there is no doubt you have found yourself on a cycle ergometer at some point, grinding away, stripped of the joys of riding outdoors. Rainy days, cold winters, or the simple lack of riding spaces leave the serious rider and beginner alike wishing themselves off of the monotonous

3 Benefits of Exercise and Mental Health

Alyssa Bialowas The Mental Benefits of Exercise While the physical benefits of exercise are well documented, there are numerous mental health benefits of exercise. If you’ve ever left a workout feeling on top of the world, you’ve experienced the mind-body link, but did you know physical exercise can also improve your mental health? Approximately

An Alternative Approach to Sports Injuries

Dayton Kelly An Alternative Approach to Sports Injuries Virtual reality devices have flooded the gaming and entertainment markets. Advances in realism and affordability have stolen the hearts of consumers, increasing their commonality in homes. While it has certainly attracted the eye of the public, virtual reality has also struck the interest of exercise physiologists.

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