Tag: sports

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Famously Misunderstood: The Abdominals

In sports performance, having visible abs is like having flames on your car, while it may look cool, it doesn’t make it go faster. Whether you see someone’s abdominals or not simply depends on the person’s percentage of fat. So, having visible abdominals does not mean that they are necessarily strong or efficient.

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Training in the Heat: 4 Tips to Avoid Collapsing!

It’s finally summer, we can strip off and train outside. But heat and humidity can have a negative impact on your performance if you are not careful. Here are four tips to help you avoid collapsing when you practice an outdoor sport this summer.

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The Importance of Mobility and Flexibility Exercises for Runners

First, before separating flexibility from mobility, here is the definition of each of these terms. Flexibility is defined by the range of motion around a joint. It improves the suppleness of the muscles and also regulates the nervous system. In comparison, “Mobility refers to movements in the joints of the body (between the vertebrae, knees, […]

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5 Tips to Prevent Running Injuries

Summer is upon us and the running season is in full swing. Did you know that more than 50% of runners will get injured during their running season? The most common injuries include shin splints, plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendinopathy, patellofemoral pain syndrome, iliotibial band syndrome and stress fractures. These injuries can be due to various […]

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Are Dietary Supplements Useful and How to Choose Between Them?

The use of nutritional supplements among athletes is widespread. Nearly nine out of ten Canadian athletes take supplements. Sports drinks, multivitamins and protein powders are among the most popular. Athletes that use supplements usually want to prevent nutritional deficiencies, increase their energy level, recover better after exercise, optimize their body composition or increase their muscle […]

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TOP 5: Snacks for Athletes

26 April, 2018 No Comments

When playing sports or exercising, it is important to eat snacks in order to have enough energy to perform, recover better afterwards, promote an optimal absorption of proteins and to avoid being too hungry at meals. Here is our Top 5 Snacks for Athletes list.

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Energy Gels, How Many Should You Take During a Race?

26 April, 2018 No Comments

It is well established that carbohydrate consumption during a marathon is associated with improved performance. This is why many runners take gels during their race, but how many should they take and when?

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6 Reasons Why You Should Prioritize Your Sleep

23 April, 2018 No Comments

Sleep is vital for health, both physical and mental. It is recommended to sleep between seven and nine hours per night. Yet about a third of Canadian adults sleep less than seven hours a night. Here are six reasons why you should prioritize your sleep starting now!

3 Tips to Avoid Digestive Issues and Have Enough Energy During Exercise

17 April, 2018 No Comments

Have you ever experienced a sudden drop in energy, or digestive issues during exercise? Here are 3 simple tips to help you figure out what and when to eat before training to avoid these inconveniences.

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Since 1997, the Expo Manger Santé et Vivre Vert is the must-attend event in Quebec, for all those who are looking for healthy and eco-friendly food in a global health setting. We will be there again this year to present our new meal plans and have the pleasure of talking to you face-to-face!

How to Maximize Your Energy During Long Training Sessions

28 February, 2018 No Comments

Have you ever lacked energy during a long training session? It can be difficult to choose what to eat or drink during exercise, especially when you read that sugar is bad for your health. Here are a few simple tips to maximize your energy during training sessions lasting an hour or more.

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Top 5: Recipes for Winter Sports

23 January, 2018 No Comments

It’s important to eat well when you work out. Here are 5 essential recipes you can eat before, during and after a winter sport activity. Some have been designed specifically to cater for athletes and active families.