Category Archive: Nutritional Tips

Oct 13

Staying Hydrated: Coconut Water vs. Sports Drinks

Once only found in tropical locales or health food stores, coconut water is now readily available at mainstream supermarkets, often displayed prominently near the checkout area in colorful cartons that resemble juice boxes. You may wonder if its prevalence is due to heavy marketing campaigns or because of a real consumer demand. Some health experts …

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Sep 26

Tips for Maintaining a Healthy Immune System for Endurance Athletes

Endurance athletes commit to rigorous training to improve their performance. While year-round conditioning and strength training is a necessity for boosting stamina, too much training can impair the immune system—thus making endurance athletes susceptible to chronic fatigue and sickness. Committed to helping athletes achieve their goals, our team at RPM² has provided some helpful tips …

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Sep 19

Carbohydrates and the High-Performance Athlete

In past posts, we discussed the importance of fat and protein intake for the endurance athlete, in today’s post, we will highlight the importance of carbohydrates and how this food group can enhance performance. Before a big event, athletes of all levels typically “carb load” the night before a performance. While this is common practice, …

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Aug 07

Proper Fat Intake for Endurance Athletes

Maintaining a diet that is balanced to your unique needs as a high-performance athlete is essential. While your body prefers glycogen from carbs as its main fuel source, fat also provides fuel for the body. Many people think fat is a bad word, but the endurance athlete knows that he or she cannot perform for …

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Jul 02

Protein and the High-Performance Athlete

As an endurance athlete, you know that you expend more energy than the average person and need to make up for it through your diet. With all of that intense physical activity, your body requires extra nutrients to fuel and repair itself, and a lot of runners and triathletes focus more on carbs than other …

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Jun 18

Staying Hydrated to Ensure Your Best Performance

You already know that staying hydrated is crucial for you to perform your best, but as temperatures rise, it’s even more important to make sure you’re getting enough fluids. Studies show that being just 2 percent dehydrated can increase fatigue and reduce your performance. If you’re dehydrated before you even being your triathlon or other …

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