COVID-19 has caused us all to pause. Not just as triathletes, but as humans. We are likely to emerge a far softer, kinder society, who isn’t ready to race each other to the finish line, but lift each other up from this once-in-a-lifetime experience.
The topic of supplementation can elicit a wide ranging set of opinions and beliefs. On one side you’ll find firm believers that dictate all nutrients should come only from natural, whole-food sources. Others will say that high dose supplementation may be required to promote healing and support the demands of overall health and athletic performance.
For the majority of my life, I struggled with on-going colds, infections, and respiratory issues. As a child and continuing as an adult, medical professionals would prescribe pills, perform tests, and this repeated itself over-and-over again. It wasn’t until a few years ago, when I began a journey of optimizing my diet and increasing physical activity, that things changed dramatically.
I use to consume two, 16oz cans of Rockstar Organic Energy Drink, every day. I’m active. I train for running and triathlon races. My diet is plant-based. I look for healthy, organic food and beverage choices. I had no idea what was in store for me, until I changed my behavior.
Ultra-endurance bicycle racer Lael Wilcox puts more miles on her bike every year than most people do on their cars. Here’s how she trains for and rides some of the toughest races on earth.
Tips and advice for becoming a better athlete.
Multiple studies show just how beneficial physical activity and exercise are to cellular health. As we age, cellular health can support the reduction of disease and increase longevity. But what happens if we combine exercise with other lifestyle choices, such as diet? Can we increase the benefit that exercise is providing?
The debate is as old as physical competition. Are stars like Usain Bolt, Michael Phelps, and Serena Williams genetic freaks put on Earth to dominate their respective sports? Or are they simply normal people who overcame their biological limits through sheer force of will and obsessive training?
Don’t miss a moment of live coverage from the 2018 IRONMAN World Championship presented by Amazon, on Saturday, October 13th from the Island of Hawai`i.
This late-summer triathlon features a fresh mountain-fed lake, open water swim, with a hearty and scenic ride through rural countryside, wrapped up with a road run along the densely wooded Foster Lake and Hughes Creek. All of this is brought together with great event organization and execution, delivering one of Oregon’s best triathlon festivals.
Might the antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties of plant-based diets undermine some of the benefits of exercise?