Getting key nutrients after training is critical to optimizing recovery from hard workout so you get full benefit from your workout and come back stronger for the next one. My latest recovery smoothie recipe includes the ingredients I’ve found to the most profound effect on decreasing inflammation and speeding tissue repair. It contains tart cherry juice, beet juice, plant-based protein, tumeric paste, cacao, and spinach amongst other fruits and vegetables.
Protein is one of the most misunderstood and underestimated parts of the diet. Jen Kates breaks it down to show why it's important and how much you need -- regardless of whether your a desk jockey, weekend warrior, or elite endurance athlete.
By under-fueling, you’re not only impacting your performance, but also risking your body responding to the colder environment in a less-than-ideal manner. You may even find yourself feeling colder or having more difficulty warming up as you venture outdoors when the temperature drops.
With temperatures rising, it's a good time to remember to refrigerate your Enduro Bites to maintain their fresh-made, mouthwatering taste. Like other fresh, preservative-free foods, Enduro Bites should be refrigerated if you don't plan on eating them within a few weeks of purchase. For long-term storage – a few months or more – freezing is appropriate. One of Enduro Bites’ defining characteristics is that they are handcrafted daily in small batches. This guarantees you get the freshest endurance food possible. And, no surprise, fresh food tastes better.
by Brittany Warly I remember the days of feeling congested, drowsy and low energy, dragging just to get through the day. I used to struggle during the hard workouts especially, coughing up mucus, suffering from bronchospasms, in which I would then go into a panic unable to breathe. My skin was all puffy, covered in cystic acne on my jawline, shoulders, and back. I tried topical treatments as well as medications I needed to ingest, and the acne didn’t go away. I felt irritable and my stomach felt heavy and bloated much of the time, making it uncomfortable on long runs especially. I probably had five or six sinus infections per year, which would wipe me out for a couple...