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Here’s How Your Gut Plays A Major Role In Your Athletic Performance

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As athletes, it can be easy to forget about (or be completely unaware of) our gut flora and the role it plays in our health. A healthy gut, it turns out, can have an impact on our athletic performance. Gut health influences not only our digestion, but also to our immunity, nutrition absorption and recovery. The Role of the Gut The stomach and intestines house millions of bacteria otherwise known as gut microbiota or gut flora. In fact, the gut flora outnumber our cells by 10:1, with an overall population comprised of hundreds of unique strains. To clarify, probiotics are…

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Turn The Psychological Effects of Injury Into Coping Skills For Recovery

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Let’s face it. As athletes, we know that injury is one of the most common risks during our training seasons. Admittedly, most of us have probably gone ahead with a major race despite ‘having a niggle’ or even a larger injury. It’s easy to tell ourselves that ignoring the pain and pushing through that barrier is what’s needed to reach our goals. However, it’s this kind of thinking that often leads to further injury and ultimately resulting in less time in competing overall. We train so hard, putting in the blood, sweat and tears in training, that we can feel…

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