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Eat healthy and improve your hydration habits with the advice in this blog.

Nutrition

3 Steps to World Cup-Worthy Pregame Nutrition

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After all the hard work in practice, the last thing you want is to go into your game ready to work but underfueled. Not only will you waste all of that preparation, but you’ll struggle through knowing you aren’t your best. Support your performance with the World Cup-worthy nutrition tips below from Danielle LaFata, director of performance nutrition for pro/elite sports at EXOS.

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Tags: Hydration, Protein, Carbohydrate, Soccer

Nutrition

Quinoa Eggs Benedict Recipe to Power Your Performance

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Do you have a pregame nutrition ritual? If not, you may want to follow the lead of some of the world's premier soccer teams. Their ritual of choice: breakfast. Danielle LaFata, a performance nutritionist at EXOS who works with pro soccer players, shared her go-to breakfast recipe with Outside magazine.  

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Tags: Soccer, Cooking, Recipes, Breakfast, Protein

Nutrition

What are the Healthiest Cuts of Red Meat?

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Red meat, eaten in moderation, can add a punch of muscle-building protein to your diet. But with so many choices, it can be hard to know which cuts are the best. Use these simple guidelines to choose the best meat possible.

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Tags: Health, Cooking, Food, Protein

Nutrition

What is the 80/20 Rule?

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While eating clean, or choosing minimally processed, natural foods, can help you lose weight, boost energy, and improve performance, it can be a challenge to eat perfectly all the time. Many of us go days, weeks, months, or even years without even putting much thought into what we’re eating. By the time we do think about it, we’re often so overwhelmed that we go in the other direction and try to eat too perfectly, which isn’t sustainable. No one is perfect, and putting that kind of pressure on yourself can lead to unhealthy habits. The solution: Adopt the 80/20 mindset.

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Tags: Food, Nutrients, Health

Nutrition

7 Fresh Juices to Start Your Day

The average grocery store juice you can buy off the shelf is high in sugar and preservatives. Enjoy tastier (and healthier) juices by making them right in your own kitchen. All you need is a juicer. Juice these fruit and veggie combos and drink them up to kickstart your day. Click on the image above for seven healthy juice recipes.

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Tags: Beverages, Recipes

Nutrition

Study: Downing Diet Soda May Increase Snacking

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What we drink has a major impact on our overall health, and it's a sticking point for many people trying to clean up their diet. As a first step, many people opt for diet sodas over their favorite canned beverage. It's diet, so it might be better, right? Not so fast, says a new study published in the American Journal of Public Health. Drinking diet drinks can actually lead to more frequent and less healthy snacking habits.

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Tags: Calories, Beverages, Health, Snacks

Nutrition

5 Tips to Simplify Your Nutrition

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Complicated recipes, overflowing grocery carts, and nightly cooking can be roadblocks to healthy eating. Simplifying your nutrition-related tasks can help improve your diet and ease your stress. Use the tips below to start eating healthier today.

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Tags: Cooking, Food, Home, Family, Health

Nutrition

Exercising Pre-Holiday Can Help Fight Effects of Overeating, According to Study

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Worried that your holiday food spread will damage your diet? A small study from the University of Bath found that working out 45 minutes a day leading up to the holidays can help counteract some of the effects of overeating.

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Tags: Health, Eating Out, Cooking, Weight Loss, Food

Nutrition

How to Have a Healthier Halloween

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It’s practically impossible to avoid candy in the days that flank Halloween. In fact, candy sales for the holiday can reach upwards of $2 billion. So don’t fear the indulgence. But rather factor it into your nutrition goals. Start by following the below advice from Amanda Carlson-Phillips, vice president of nutrition and research at Athlete’s Performance, who tackled three common Halloween-turned-healthy questions.

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Tags: Food, Home, Family, Health

Nutrition

Shop With a List to Lose More Weight

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Do you shop with a grocery list? If you don't, start now. It can help you lose weight by keeping you on track and guiding you to fill your cart with better, healthier food options, according to a new study published in the journal Nutrition and Diabetes. 

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Tags: Health, Cooking, Weight Loss, Food

Blogs

Movement

Mark Verstegen’s Hip-Strengthening Workout for Women

Train an often overlooked area with this mini-workout from Core Performance’s founder.

Live Better

Feeling Uninspired? Take a Walk

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Nutrition

3 Steps to World Cup-Worthy Pregame Nutrition

Follow this three-step nutrition plan to improve your focus, boost energy, and power your performance

Well at Work

Survey: American Employees Skipping Vacation Days for Work

A new survey found that only 25 percent of employees with paid time off took advantage of it in 2013.

The Performance Life

5 Tips to Build Teamwork and Fun Through Obstacle Racing

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