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Archive for May 2013

Hydration Basics For Runners

The following content was provided by Registered Dietitian, Jaime Windrow.

As the hot weather months approach, we encourage you to move hydration to the top of your athletic priority list. Although hydration is an important factor to your overall health year-round, slight dehydration of even 2% of your body weight can have negative effects, and your chances of this happening in the upcoming summer months are much higher. Staying properly hydrating is the best way to improve your training and race day performance.
When can athletes run into dehydration troubles?

  • More than 1 training session per day
  • Competitions held in hot and/or humid environments (if the athlete is coming from a colder climate, the impact is even larger!)
  • Competitions of long duration such as marathons and triathlons

The Core Diet Partners With OutRival Racing

Boston, MA - The Core Diet, an operating business of QT2 Systems, LLC and a foremost provider of sports nutrition services, is very excited to announce its recent affiliate partnership with OutRival Racing (ORR); offering ORR athletes nutritional support as a part of their training and racing needs. ORR is a Texas-based coaching service providing comprehensive training plans, group programs, and weekly training sessions to triathletes, runners, cyclists and other endurance athletes. ORR consists of ‘first-timers,’ age-groupers, amateur elites, and professionals led by its founder Michelle LeBlanc, and her experienced staff of triathlon-specific and specialty coaches. ORR is the official coach of the Memorial Hermann Ironman 70.3 Texas and Memorial Hermann Ironman Texas.

Soy: The Good & The Bad

The following content was provided by Registered Dietitian, Jaime Windrow.

I’ve never seen a food surrounded by so much controversy as soy. This is even bigger than eggs. If you recall, the same eggs that were once touted as being bad for you are now actually healthy. With soy, on one end of the spectrum, we have claims of this “nutrient-packed” food lowering heart disease. On the other end, we have claims that soy causes cancer. How is it this possible?

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