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Timing Of Macro-Nutrients For Endurance Athletes

It is important for endurance athletes to exercise and train regularly while overcoming mental and physical fatigue which can only be done by replenishing their nutrient and fuel stores. The damaged or injured muscle fibres have to be repaired too. Discipline while...

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Practical Applications- Guidelines For A Sports Nutritionist

It is important for the endurance athletes to follow a daily, nutritious diet rather than following it just before the event or a competition. The athlete needs to be hydrated and sufficiently fuelled before training and exercise. The nutritional needs must be met...

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Fluid Needs Of An Endurance Athlete

Eating healthy food regularly is not a mantra for success but it sure does give you an additional push to try harder without pulling you down due to ill-health. FLUIDS- Endurance athletes train for longer hours than others in all kinds of weather conditions. They lose...

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Disordered Eating, Eating Disorder and Female Athlete Triad

Endurance athletes are always at risk of disordered eating habits that can grow into eating disorders like anorexia nervosa or bulimia nervosa. Athletes struggle with food or weight related issues because they are supposed to look lean so that they look good while...

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Gastro-Intestinal Issues Of Endurance Athletes

It is a matter of grave concern for endurance athletes that they should not suffer from gastro-intestinal issues like nausea, abdominal cramps, vomiting and diarrhoea during competition and even otherwise as it affects their performance and general well-being.  The...

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Carbohydrate Loading

Athletes who are practising for high-intensity endurance sports competitions should increase their intake of carbohydrates for energy. Endurance sports activity like marathons, triathlons, ultra-runs, century, a double century or cycling for long duration needs more...

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Micro Nutrients (Calcium, Iron, Zinc) for an endurance athlete

Endurance athletes, especially women athletes, need to consume adequate quantity of iron and zinc so that they may have a healthy immune system. Women athletes sometimes diet or restrict calories unwisely to maintain a slim figure. However, it is very harmful to them...

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Electrolytes for an endurance athlete

Hyponatremia or muscle cramps happen to endurance athletes when there is abnormal water retention in the body or more than the usual loss of sodium because of excessive sweating. An athlete should be treated immediately if he feels weak, lethargic, nauseated, bloated,...

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Working Mothers and Breastfeeding

It is important to plan your maternity leave beforehand and take at least six to twelve weeks off after childbirth. Practice expressing your milk by hand or with a breast pump so that it can be fed to your baby with a bottle or a cup later by the child care provider....

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Weaning your Baby

The process of weaning starts when you start feeding your baby something other than your breastmilk. Usually, weaning happens naturally and gradually as the baby becomes more aware of the various foods available around him. However, if you want to wean your baby...

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Breastfeeding A Baby With A Health Problem

Breastfeeding is difficult for some babies especially those who have some illness. However, breastmilk is necessary especially colostrum to give the baby life-long immunity from a number of diseases. Therefore, if the baby is unable to suckle, then breastmilk should...

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Breastfeeding in Public

It is uncomfortable to feed a baby in public specially in an Indian scenario where even in today’s progressive times, it would be frowned upon. However, there is a growing support for nursing mothers as more and more ladies are joining the workforce and excelling in...

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Breastfeeding and Special Conditions

There may be some situations where new mothers may have some more apprehensions about breastfeeding their babies. If the new mother has delivered twins or multiple babies, then it may be a problem initially to set a feeding routine. But once the mother gets a hang of...

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How is breast milk made?

The breast is an organ that is made up of alveoli cells which are grape-like clusters of tissues, areola which is the dark area around the nipple, lobes which contain alveoli cells and milk ducts, which in turn are the tubes which carry milk through the breast to the...

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Frequently Asked Questions by a New Mother about Breastfeeding

One of the most common questions a new mother has is if she should supplement breastmilk with formula. The baby’s doctor and the Nutritionist is the best person to ask this for he would be able to ascertain if the baby’s getting sufficient nutrition or if supplements...

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Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) – What to eat, what to avoid

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common abdominal disorder that affects large intestine in the human body. IBS has distinct symptoms related to stomach disorders. You just need to identify eatables that trigger IBS and food that you must eat to control it. Signs...

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Is inch loss a myth or reality?

An inch off the belly is a tricky suggestion in view of many myths and facts associated to it. Everyone hear about different offers to lose an inch off the belly through a special diet or a special exercise. However, no one knows much what is right for him or her....

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Sharifa – Dietary benefits of the fruit of the season

Custard apple, sugar apple, Sharifa, as called in India is the fruit with its origin in West Indies and South American continent. It has a typical scaly look and taste that reminds of custard and cooked apple. This not only has the sweet taste and fragrance but...

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Five tips to enjoy office party while eating or drinking healthy

The professionals need to attend office parties several times a month out of job compulsions. It is not easy to control the temptations when sumptuous food stuffis on the table. You need to think of some way out to refrain from indulging yet enjoying yourself. Here...

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Nutrition in Old Age

Eating good nutritious food at every age is as important as exercise and sufficient rest. Eating healthy food becomes more important as we age because all our organs start degenerating. Obesity, hypertension and diabetes are some of the lifestyle diseases which affect...

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Burn calories at your desk

The corporate life of the employees is so conflicting; they slog all day on office table while staying glued to their chairs.  Their mind & body suffers most in the bargain, as their movement is constrained. They cannot exercise and burn calories, facing ill...

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Is Napping good for you at Work?

Sleeping on the job is no longer a taboo.  In fact, more and more companies are motivating and allowing their employees to take a nap while at work.  Businesses realize the importance of sleep. They understand the effects of lack of sleep on the employees. As per a...

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Why has Coffee become an integral part of Corporate Culture?

Take a step back from work to interact with colleagues and fellow employees.  There are many studies, which indicate that taking a coffee break helps deal with strategies at work.  The workspace, after some time, becomes a daunting and monotonous place.  It affects...

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5-Ways to Promote Corporate Wellness Program

Corporate Workplace employees need a wellness program for them. The smart corporates realize the importance of a wellness program. The healthy bodies & minds relate to the productivity and healthy office environment. The wellness programs are very cost-effective....

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Sleep Inducing Foods

It is important to get good night’s sleep for one’s mental and physical well being. One should try and go to bed around the same time every night which should not be too late so that the body gets used to a sleep pattern. Another essential thing to remember and follow...

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Probiotics

The live bacteria and yeast that are good for our digestive system are called probiotics. They keep our body healthy by replacing the “good” bacteria in our body which we may have lost due to some illness or through consumption of antibiotics. This way, probiotics...

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How can a Manager Boost employee engagement?

A manager’s job is to use the unique potential of each employee in enhancing productivity and better customer service. Infinitely, good Managers find ways to boost the employee engagements. More often, the disengaged employees go into a negative frame of mind,...

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Fitness Tracker – Should you have one?

Fitness trackers are gadgets, worn on the wrist or clipped to your shirt/waistband to keep track of your activity levels.  They help in counting steps, keep track of distance travelled, measure calories burned, monitor sleep. Undeniably, sleep is an important cycle to...

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Corporate Lifestyle: Is it healthy?

In the corporate culture, the lifestyle of the corporate employees is not healthy at all. The work stress, long working hours, and cramped deadlines all play on their minds and bodies. Other external factors add up to their woes that include insensitive managerial...

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Benefits of Corporate Wellness program

Corporate wellness program offers decent benefits to the corporate and employees by adding value to the overall productivity. The improved mental and physical health of employees relate to better work culture and growth of the company. The benefits of the wellness...

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Green Tea and its Benefits

Green tea is not processed much. Therefore it is rich in catechins which is an antioxidant which may prevent cell damage. However, one must have a healthy lifestyle to have a healthy body. Green tea improves blood flow and lowers cholesterol thereby preventing a range...

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What are the best sources of calcium for the Lactose Intolerant?

Conventionally, dairy products are one of the best sources of calcium. You may be one of those with an intolerance to milk foods. This is when you develop symptoms such as nausea, bloating, gas, diarrhea and unsettling stomach, after its consumption. This health issue...

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How can vegetarians fulfill their daily protein requirement?

The protein is a body fuel that is essential for normal good health. The word protein has its origin in ‘Protos’ meaning ‘first’, relates to the first thing you must look for in your food. Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) established a benchmark of protein intake...

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Is Broccoli Bad for your Thyroid?

The thyroid patients always look for an appropriate answer for their query, ‘is broccoli bad for the thyroid?’ Before we begin, it is important to understand, what is Thyroid? The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped small gland in front of your throat near the base of the...

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What are some foods that children can have to boost memory?

Every parent wants the children to have an impeccable memory. Since only the sharp memory would help them to do well in studies and in their lives. The parents go for just about any over-the-counter products that claim to be the great memory boosters. However, what...

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Health benefits of cantaloupes or melons

The cantaloupes are wonderful summer fruits with multiple health benefits for the body. These fruits have a high water content that rules out dehydration in the extreme summer heat. Known as muskmelon, cantaloupe is full of essential nutrients and solution for most of...

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Are Peanuts bad for those who want to lose weight?

Most of the people love to eat peanuts in roasted form as snacks. Even peanut butter is also an integral part of the breakfast in many homes. However, despite its immense nutrition value, weight watchers are conscious of its high calories and fat contents. Whereas,...

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Best foods for great skin

Keep your food, thoughts and Skin clean The nutritious food is the key to all the health issues. The healthy and glowing skin requires nourishing food. Healthy food takes care of your skin from inside, what skincare products do from outside. You do not need to eat...

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What is wheat grass?

What are its benefits and how can you grow some at home? Wheatgrass is the healthiest food around. If you have not heard about wheatgrass yet, it means you are missing a super-healthy superfood. However, it is never too late to know about it, grow it, and enjoy its...

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‘Digital Detox’-The Need of the Hour

What is Digital Detox?   Technology has made our lives a lot easier and transformed the way we think and do things.  It literally dictates our life.  The constant use of technology has led to an addiction and is taking a serious toll on our overall health and...

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Benefits and Types of Tomatoes

Tomatoes are found all over the world in different shapes, sizes, colors and flavors. They may grow on bushes or have a vine growth. They come in five different categories: Beefsteak tomatoes Plum tomatoes Cherry tomatoes Grape tomatoes Campari tomatoes Plum tomatoes...

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Sample Diet for Diabetes

Meals / Day Serving Size Per Person Per Day Amount (gms) Early Morning Karela/Aloe Vera / 1tsp Cinnamon soaked overnight  / 1 tbspmethi seeds soaked overnight 1 glass 200 ml After 15 mins Tea /Coffee without sugar 1 cup Milk 50 ml Almond/ Walnut 6-8 pieces/ 3-4 whole...

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Food During Navratri

In India, every celebration-be it a festival, birthday, promotion, wedding or even a small one like buying a piece of furniture- involves food, specially sweets. Lots of people fast during the nine days of Navratri. Most fast because of faith but a few do it because...

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Celebrating Healthy Diwali

Everyone looks forward to celebrating a fun filled Diwali with parties galore. With all the eating and drinking the fitness routine of most people go for a toss. Snacking and Weight Gain during Diwali The regular meal time and sleeping routine gets disturbed during...

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15 foods to include in your diet during winters

Winter is the season for enjoying good nourishing hot meals which improves the body’s immunity. One needs to eat healthy food to keep oneself warm and comfortable during winters. Some of the common spices/ vegetables and other foods that should be eaten during winters...

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Children’s Day Special

It is important for children to have healthy food habits so that they are able to maintain a desirable weight all through their lives. The parents have a duty towards their offspring to help them make healthy choices where their food intake is concerned. They can do...

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Dietary Tips for Monsoon

The much-awaited monsoons are here as are all the infections associated with the season. After a long summer, the rains bring much-needed relief. The smell of pakoras, samosas, chaat etc. are inviting and mouth-watering. But, stop and think, if overindulgence in all...

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