What’s Your Nutrition Bullseye?

What’s Your Nutrition Bullseye?

I love the variety of people who come to our open water swim camps. We spend several days together, swimming, hanging out and of course, eating. I get to observe and interview so many different people who clearly have preferences for certain kinds of foods. I’ve...
Foods Provide Nutrition and Cause Stress

Foods Provide Nutrition and Cause Stress

Foods have more than one side to them. When the body metabolizes food into energy and useful nutrients for rebuilding the body, there are waste products produced from that process. It is common to focus on what good things the food brings to the body, but not at what...
Does Swimming Burn Fat? 2

Does Swimming Burn Fat? 2

As well as being asked about this from time to time, I’ve learned that this is a common online search phrase so I should get some extra hits on this post. Previously, I’ve written some thoughts on body fat in relation to swimming: Does Swimming Burn Fat? 1...
Train Hard And Eat Junk

Train Hard And Eat Junk

Did that title catch your attention? Do you think I would advocate for eating poor foods? No way. But others keep saying it is ok if you do it in moderation. Before it was replaced with a new ad, I wish I had taken a photo of this billboard for a fitness club in our...
Drink Down?

Drink Down?

I wrote the essay Drink Up! recently describing the importance of adequate hydration to maintain mental as well as physical performance – I cited medical observations by Dr. Kenneth Kamler in his book “Surviving The Extremes.” It is important to...
Drink Up!

Drink Up!

As the heat of summer gradually builds into an oven-like experience here on the Mediterranean Coast of Turkey I am reminded annually to renew and improve my habit of hydration. That habit has gotten better for me but I still notice weaknesses in it. And I am betting...
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