An Athlete’s Guide to Everyday Nutrient Timing

When you eat is as important as what you eat when it comes to athletic performance. The tips below can guide you to the optimum times you need to eat and drink to perform your best, along with sample snacks and meals…

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Varied Bedtimes Tied to Obesity, Diabetes, High Blood Pressure

People who don’t consistently get the same amount of sleep or go to bed at the same time each night may be more likely to develop health problems like obesity, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes, a recent study suggests…

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Exercise At This Time Of Day For Effective Weight Loss, Study Suggests

The time of day an individual chooses to exercise and the level of physical activity play an important role in weight loss, a study suggests. In other words, exercise level and consistency determine the effectiveness of a workout…

At the end of the study, the academics found that those who exercised in the morning experienced significant weight loss. They also found a link between different levels of physical activity and consistent exercise…

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Why Roger Federer Sleeps Twelve Hours a Day

For elite athletes, sleep is the greatest performance enhancing drug of all. In this short video, neuroscientist Professor Matthew Walker, author of the international bestseller Why We Sleep, explains the science behind Roger Federer, LeBron James and Usain Bolt’s enhanced sleep regimes…

 

Improving Athletic Skill Is All About Timing – Sports Science For High Performance Athletes

Timing is everything, especially in sports. Swinging a golf club, hitting a baseball, or even kicking a soccer ball all involve our brain’s ability to integrate space and time. Coordinating the perfect sequence of muscles and limbs, not to mention other objects like clubs and bats, while the body itself is in motion requires a well-trained combination of vision, motor skill and an internal clock that synchronizes the entire process. For music students learning to match their finger movements with the beat of the song, a metronome is a critical training tool. Now, some creative sports trainers are using the metronome concept to improve the neuromuscular connection of athletes…

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Timing is Everything: Why the Duration and Order of Your Exercise Matters

Learning the scientific basis of exercise metabolism can help the athlete become fit the smart way instead of the hard way. The order and duration of your exercises are important variables in influencing macromolecular metabolism. Simply put, working out for half an hour four times per week is not the same as working out for one hour twice a week, even though they add up to two hours total…

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