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


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


Fueling for Your Run

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You may not need to update your running gear. Your stride technique may be fine. But if you're not fueling for your run—eating properly and hydrating—then you're not optimizing your performance.

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Tags: Outdoor Recreation, Running, Q&A, Food


10 Best and Worst Condiments

Even if you're following a diet of lean proteins, whole grains, healthy fats, and lots of fruits and veggies, you could still pack on weight. A likely culprit: Sauces, toppings and dips. Click on the image above for the five condiments you should pass on, plus five healthier options.

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Tags: Eating Out, Snacks, Calories, Food


How to Track Calories, Fat, Etc., for Foods Without Labels

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Q: I'm trying to eat more organic foods, but a lot of natural products don't have labels. How do I track calories, fat, carbs and other important nutrition facts? 

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Tags: Calories, Fat, Q&A, Food, Protein, Carbohydrate, Nutrients


New Documentary Explores the "inGREEDients" in Our Food

In the new documentary film "inGREEDients," registered nurse and filmmaker David Burton discovers an alarming connection between diet and illness while investigating trans fats and hydrogenated oils in America’s food supply.

The first-time filmmaker spent two and a half years traveling the country to interview leading experts, including doctors, scientists, researchers, politicians, and lawyers. The result is a scary look into how Big Food, lobbyists, and even the government conspire to provide food that’s profitable but harmful—all at the expense of consumers.

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Tags: Health, Disease, Fat, Food


10 Muscle-Building Meals for $50

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Your body needs sufficient protein to build muscle and burn fat, but we know what you're thinking—meats and fish are too expensive, right? With the help of the Athletes' Performance chefs, we've assembled 10 protein-packed meals for under $50. Train hard, recover efficiently, and whip up all your meals for the week on the weekend using the recipes and grocery list that follows. You'll eat great, build muscle, and perform like a champ.

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Tags: Build Muscle, Cooking, Food


Tea and Your Teeth

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Whether you drink green, black, white or oolong varieties of tea, there are umpteen studies stating the health benefits of the eastern drink. However, according to a recent report, tea has a secret downside: it’s a potential dental disaster just like soda and sports drinks.

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Tags: Beverages


Q&A: Should You Water Down Meals for Weight Loss?

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Q: Will drinking water before and during my meals really help me lose weight? - Sarah, Las Vegas, NV

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Tags: Q&A, Hydration, Beverages


Can Meat Hurt Your Manhood?

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If you’re planning on becoming a father in the future or want to add to your current lineup of little ones, you may want to try cutting back on the amount of full-fat dairy and processed meats that you eat.

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Tags: Food, Family, Health


Is Organic Food Really Healthier?

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Organic products are more popular than ever, but according to one recent study, organic foods have no additional health benefits over conventional foods.

In a systematic review of 162 scientific papers published in the past 50 years, researchers from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine found that there were no significant differences.

"Our review indicates that there is currently no evidence to support the selection of organically over conventionally produced foods on the basis of nutritional superiority," said Alan Dangour, one of the study's authors.

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Tags: Health, Food



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