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Nutrition

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

Nutrition

6 Healthy Tailgate Recipes

One of the best parts of any game day is tailgating with friends. But between dips, chips, and other treats, it's a diet disaster waiting to happen. With a little planning, you can enjoy your tailgating tradition without blowing your diet. The best part: We've done the heavy lifting for you. Click on the image above for six healthy tailgate recipes.

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Tags: Health, Snacks, College, Cooking, Recipes, Weekend, Food

Nutrition

A Drink a Day Won't Keep the Doctor Away

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While regular glasses of red wine can help keep your heart healthy, the same can’t be said for Budweiser or Belvedere.

A new study in Cancer Prevention and Detection concluded that men who drink beer or liquor on a regular basis face a heightened risk of several different cancers, including stomach, colon, liver and prostate.

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Tags: Beverages, Longevity, Health, Disease

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7 Healthier Treats for Halloween

It’s not uncommon for kids to wolf down more than 800 calories and 150 grams of sugar on Halloween. They can do that with just 15 pieces of candy. So think of this holiday as an opportunity to teach your kids a lesson in moderation. You can show how to ration their candy through the end of the year, rather than binge all at once—without taking the fun out of Halloween.

Another way to set a good example: Fill kids’ bags with healthier alternatives. While fresh fruit and veggies are ideal snacks, they’re spooky as Halloween treats. This isn’t the time to teach kids about tofu, either. Again, keep it fun, but show that you can still make healthy choices by balancing their candy intake with healthier options. Click on the slideshow above to check out our favorite kid-friendly snacks for Halloween.

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Tags: Food, Family, Health, Snacks

Nutrition

Q&A: Frozen Yogurt Versus Traditional Ice Cream

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Q: Am I making a healthier choice by eating frozen yogurt instead of ice cream? 

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Tags: Health, Eating Out, Snacks, Dessert, Weight Loss, Q&A, Food

Nutrition

6 Protein-Packed Breakfasts to Kickstart Your Day

Wake up to a filling breakfast that helps fuel your workout and powers you through the busy day. The chefs at Athletes' Performance whipped up these six meals, all packed with muscle-building protein, high in fiber, and easy to make. Click on the slideshow above to chow down.

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Tags: Cooking, Food, Breakfast, Health

Nutrition

The Clean and Simple Diet Experiment

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If you haven't yet noticed streamlined food labels and packaging touting minimal ingredients, you soon will. Limiting the number of ingredients in processed foods is shaping up to be the next big food industry trend.

Sounds like a good thing, right? Pardon the skepticism, but exactly how will food manufactures find new ways to trick us into eating junk when creating artificial foods with downsized labels?

That's what contributing writer Joe Kita set out to learn in his blog, One Small Change. Only Kita took it a step further. For the past month, he's tried eating strictly foods with five or less ingredients, or whole, organic foods.

After adopting a new way to navigate the grocery store, deciphering marketing claims, and trying to follow his diet even without home-kitchen advantage, Kita discovered a number of simple, practical strategies for eating clean. 

Read the 5-part series below and use his findings to reshape your definition of a diet—and your body.

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Tags: Eating Out, Food, Nutrients, Health

Nutrition

Q&A: Alternatives to Milk

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Q: I hate the taste of milk. How else can I make sure I get enough calcium? — Jeanine, Duluth, MN

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Tags: Q&A, Food, Breakfast, Beverages, Nutrients

Nutrition

The Naked Truth About Pizza

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We’ve been focused on eating clean lately. All this month in our blog One Small Change, contributing writer Joe Kita and nutritionist Amanda Carlson-Phillips explore the trend of food manufacturers stripping ingredients out of products. So today’s news about the Kraft Group (not to be confused with Kraft Foods) investing in a company called Naked Pizza came as no surprise. While we haven’t tried the pizza yet (we’ve placed an order), it’s clear that Kraft wants a slice of the action…a piece of the pie…a taste of the sweet stuff...ok, that’s enough.

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Tags: Eating Out, Calories, Fat, Food

Nutrition

Do You Know What Your Veggie Burger is Made Of?

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Are veggies burgers really meatless? Well, yes, but that doesn't necessarily mean they're filled with veggies either. Some varieties of veggie burger were found to be void of vegetables, according to the American Dietetic Association.

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Tags: Food, Nutrients

Nutrition

Perfect Day of Eating for Golfers

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Buying food at the golf course should be a last resort. Great nutrition starts at home:

  • Eat a healthy breakfast before heading to the course.
  • Pack energy-boosting snacks in your golf bag for every fourth hole.
  • Eat every 2.5 to 3 hours after your round to help your body recover.

Why bother with all this planning? Because nutrition is a key ingredient in your game plan—it can help you play strong and stay energized and focused to come up clutch when it counts.

Besides, we've done the heavy lifting for you. Just follow the sample eating plan below (it's based on the needs of a 180-pound guy and an 8 am tee time) to feel great and perform your best on the course.

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Tags: Food, Golf, Outdoor Recreation, Snacks

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

America: A Nation of Couch Potatoes

A new study from the University of Alabama found that the average person is getting less than two minutes of rigorous exercise a day.

Nutrition

Study: Downing Diet Soda May Increase Snacking

A new study from Johns Hopkins University links diet soda with overeating.

Well at Work

Health News: Exercise Can Alleviate Work-Life Balance Stress

Researchers found that working out can help ease stress and increase confidence in dealing with work-life balance issues.

The Performance Life

5 Tips to Build Teamwork and Fun Through Obstacle Racing

Here's what you need to know about using obstacle races to build teamwork at work.