You Are What You Eat

by Michelle Owen
Corrective Holistic Exercise Kinesioligist (C.H.E.K L3)
Nutrition and Lifestyle Coach (C.H.E.K N.L.C L2)
www.fitness-n-function.co.nz

Nothing else recharges our energy but the food that we eat. We can not plug into a power point to recharge over night like a cell phone or computer. Our energy only comes from the quality and balance of food we choose to eat.

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Dehydration

Your body is made up of about 75% water. By the time you feel thirsty, your body has probably lost 500ml or more of water.

Symptoms of dehydration can include headaches, a sudden episode of visual snow, dizziness or fainting when standing up.

Dehydration is best avoided by drinking plenty of water. The greater the amount of water lost through perspiration, the more water must be consumed to replace it and avoid dehydration. Since the body cannot tolerate large deficits or excesses in total body water, consumption of water must be roughly concurrent with the loss (in other words, if one is perspiring, one should also be drinking water frequently). Drinking water beyond the needs of the body entails little risk when done in moderation, since the kidneys will efficiently remove any excess water through the urine with a large margin of safety.

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Why drinking water is so Important

by Michelle Owen,
Corrective Holistic Exercise Kinesioligist (C.H.E.K L3)
Nutrition and Lifestyle Coach (C.H.E.K N.L.C L2)
www.fitness-n-function.co.nz

The Human Body is comprised of 70% Water. For example, the  brain is 74 %, the blood is 82% even the teeth have 5%. Water is critical for every single bodily function. It provides hydration and irrigation to trillions of cells. Water is necessary for the blood to flow, for oxygen delivery, for waste elimination, for nutrient transportation and for the functioning of almost every organ and biochemical process.

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Adapting Your Sports Diet

Most people would agree that the only difference between the nutritional needs of the athlete and the non-athlete is calories—the more active you are, the more food you need to eat. But are there differences among athletes? Does a swimmer need to eat differently than a runner or a biker?

The answer is yes...sometimes. Susan Kleiner, sports nutritionist and author of “Power Eating” says that although technically there are differing needs, it’s very individualized. “While an endurance athlete does need less protein and more carbohydrates than a weightlifter, few athletes train purely in their own sport; most do some cross-training.”

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Weight Loss Tips for the Martial Artist

 

A martial artist always strives to be in the best shape possible. Sometimes that means losing weight, either because we are overweight or because we need to make weight for an event or a fight. Whatever the reason, these tips are designed to get you started on the road to permanent weight loss.

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