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.
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?