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Posts tagged with "Health"

How Many Carbs Should I Eat?

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A Simple Guide to Carb Loading While carbohydrates are a primary fuel source for a training body, many swimmers consume far too many carbs than necessary. If you find yourself asking, “How many carbs should I eat to stay energized?”, check out the simple guide below. After all, sound eating habits leads to fruitful training [...]

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7 Healthy Crock Pot Recipes to Free Up Your Nights

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I am in love. And my husband is totally OK with it. My crock pot is my best friend and secret weapon, especially as my training hours increase to double daily sessions on top of working full time. My trusty slow cooker ensures that a hot meal is waiting for me after a weary session [...]

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Your “Embarrassing” Swimming Questions Answered

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You might be too embarrassed to ask some of these questions in public. So, we’ve taken the liberty of answering some of the most common and most embarrassing swimming questions for you (and the thousands of other swimmers who have have the same troubles).   How can I prevent chafing? Chafing. Even the word itself [...]

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How to Protect Skin from Chlorine

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The same chemicals that are responsible for maintaining a safe and clean pool environment are also to blame for the dry, itchy skin swimmers experience after leaving the water. Chlorine is one of the most widely used chemicals in private and public swimming pools. And though it’s great at keeping bacteria growth at bay, it’s [...]

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Athlete Nutrition: 6 Snacks to Fuel Your Training Sessions

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I love food. In fact, food is what started me on this crazy journey to being an Ironman. I’m a fan of all things in moderation, including moderation. As my workouts get more intense throughout the season, I have to steer my focus away from the perfect chocolate chip cookie and towards more healthful pursuits [...]

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How to Keep Water Out of Ears While Swimming, Bathing, & More

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Not sure how to keep water out of ears while swimming? If you’re one of the many athletes who has ear tubes or suffers from chronic swimmer’s ear, you know that keeping water out of your ears is a never ending dilemma. Whether your swim takes you to the pool, beach, or lake, suffering from [...]

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What to Eat Before a Workout: 9 Super Foods For Athletic Performance

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Not sure what to eat before a workout? During? After? Our guide introduces you to 9 nutrient-packed, feel-good foods for your pre- mid- and post-workout snacks. Swimming is one of the most physically demanding, calorie-consuming sports around. And because it requires so much effort from your body, the importance of nourishing yourself with foods that [...]

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Chlorine Rash: Protecting Your Skin

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No matter if you’re a recreational or a competitive swimmer, you’re bound to have felt the negative effects of chlorine on your skin at sometime or another. It usually starts with a tightness in your skin, followed by a dry itch that just doesn’t seem to be satisfied with scratching. It’s an annoying sensation that, [...]

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Heart Healthy: Maintaining Your Cardiovascular Health

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“Heart Healthy” is one of those buzz words that companies love. You’re bound to see it plastered on food at the grocery store, items in the gym, and on commercials advertising a wide array of products. But what does being heart healthy really entail? And how does being heart healthy impact our everyday lives? You [...]

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Swimming Stretches: Simple Flexibility Exercises for Athletes

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If you’re feeling a little stiff and unable to really get a good stretch on dry land, it might be time to take your flexibility routine to the water. Stretching in the water is a great way to safely and painlessly stretch your entire body. Plus, your body’s natural resistance in the water will make [...]

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