Nutrition


Nutrition

Everyone needs a healthy immune system but, in light of the current COVID-19 crisis, a lot of people are suddenly aware that their immune systems are even more critical. A strong immune system could help reduce your risk of contracting this virulent disease and could help you fight it off faster if you become infected. We all know the best way to optimize your immune system is through diet and lifestyle. Eating lots of fruits and vegetables, getting enough sleep, exercise, and keeping a lid on stress are all important to keep your system strong. However, these aren’t always areas we can...

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SHOULD YOU REALLY TAKE ALL THOSE FANCY SUPPLEMENTS? Despite appearances to the contrary, sports supplements are nothing new. Back in the days of ancient Rome, Gladiators and athletes ate raw bull’s testicles in an effort to make them more powerful. Peruvian hunters chewed cocoa (the raw ingredient for cocaine) plant leaves to give them energy on long hunts.  Vikings consumed the herb bog myrtle to psych themselves up before a hard day of plundering and pillaging; these particular Vikings being known as Berserkers, giving us the expression to go berserk. Bog myrtle was the original pre-workout stimulant!  Supplements are designed to help...

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Nutrition

Eating healthy should be your priority. After all, you are what you eat. If you eat fatty junk food, you’ll gain weight and increase your risk of becoming ill. In contrast, if you provide your body with all the nutrients it needs, you increase your chances of looking, feeling, and performing at your best.  Of course this is easier said than done when you have a busy schedule and haven't had the chance to prep for the day. We all have days like this, when the grab and go unhealthy option wins out things only go downhill from there. That's why...

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Nutrition

They say that practice makes perfect, but that is not entirely true. If you practice with lousy form, you may actually make your performance worse. You end up learning to do things badly. This is true in the gym, in the classroom, and the shooting range. Preparation for range day should start the night before because ideally, you should be well rested, hydrated, and have eaten. On range day, you don’t want to be tired, shaky, dehydrated, hungry, or nursing a hangover, and you should also go easy on the coffee. Caffeine does increase focus and alertness but can also make...

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Nutrition

Nutrition is often portrayed as a very complicated subject. While it's true that nutrition science IS a vast and ever-evolving topic, healthy eating is actually pretty simple. Of course, simple doesn't mean easy – especially when you believe every nutrition myth you see in the media. Cut through the BS and put the following 4 nutrition tips into action ASAP – like, yesterday! #1 EAT YOUR VEGETABLES! Vegetables are the best source of vitamins and minerals, and they also contain fiber. Your body needs these nutrients to function at its best. Vitamin and mineral deficiencies can affect how your body...

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