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Losing Weight: How To Do It & Get In Shape

Losing Weight: How To Do It & Get In Shape

WERBUNG 1 Losing weight and getting in shape is two-dimensional: on the one hand is nutrition and on the other hand is working out. The best results are achieved when both go hand in hand like peanut butter and jelly, yet what you eat and put in your body is more significant. Why? Because when...
Why High Protein Diets Can Impair Your Performance

Why High Protein Diets Can Impair Your Performance

WERBUNG 1 High protein diets are very popular among athletes for various reasons yet they can contribute to a decrease in performance. Weather it is losing body weight or gaining muscle mass, many athletes go on a high protein diet for different reasons yet they often times neglect to adjust their drinking behavior accordingly. What...
How to Pick High Protein Quality Foods

How to Pick High Protein Quality Foods

Consuming protein is essential when you want to gain muscle mass or aid the muscle recovery process after tough matches or practice session yet protein quality varies. Sure, protein supplements can be helpful yet you can also get high quality protein from your diet if you make the right food choices. On the other hand...
What is Fat?

What is Fat?

Fat belongs to the group of nutrients called lipids and they are available in three forms. Fat is the preferred fuel source during aerobic activities. What Is Fat? Fat belongs to the group of nutrients called lipids and they are available in three forms but only one yields energy, triglycerides! Stored body fat is an...
What is Glycogen?

What is Glycogen?

What is glycogen? It is the storage form of glucose and it’s being stored in the liver and in muscle cells and can be broken down quickly to provide energy! What is Glycogen? The storage form of glucose in the body is glycogen, which is a complex carbohydrate (polysaccharide) stored in animal tissue, and glycogen...
What is Glucose?

What is Glucose?

Glucose, also known as blood sugar, is a monosaccharide that can be found in foods and the body uses it for energy. It provides almost all the energy in the human brain and it is the body’s preferential source of energy during exercise but it cannot be eaten directly. The body takes carbohydrates, breaks them down,...
Introducing Carbohydrates

Introducing Carbohydrates

Carbohydrates are the body’s preferred source of energy during a tennis match. They play different roles depending on their form. Carbohydrates are the ideal form of energy during anaerobic metabolism (short duration/high intensity activities; e.g. 100m sprint). At the molecular level a carbohydrate atom consists of: 6 carbon (C) molecules 12 hydrogen (H) molecules 6...
The Role of Nutrients in Sports

The Role of Nutrients in Sports

Understanding the role of nutrients in sports is important since nutrients are fuel for energy systems and having more energy aids in optimizing performance on the court. The body uses nutrients to grow, restore body tissue, and provide energy to perform work. The body requires some nutrients in large quantities, called macronutrients, and other nutrients...
How Much Fat Can You Lose In A Week?

How Much Fat Can You Lose In A Week?

How much fat can you lose in a week? For most people losing 1lb of fat in a week is tough because it requires an extra 5 miles of running per day! For tennis players, it can be difficult to lose body fat especially if their season is rather long. You need enough energy to...
The Benefits of High Fiber Foods

The Benefits of High Fiber Foods

Dietary fibers are plant-based complex carbohydrates that cannot be broken down or digested and play an important role in maintaining overall health. Find out more about the benefits of high fiber foods! Fibers play such an important role in maintaining overall health. They lower cholesterol, prevent disease, fight obesity, lower the risk for cancers, and...
What is An Empty Calorie?

What is An Empty Calorie?

  What is an empty calorie? An empty calorie refers to the overall value it can or cannot provide. Take, for example, two different kinds of drinks (e.g. Milk vs. Cola) that provide the same amount of calories. Sodas, on the one hand, provide a lot of calories in form of simple sugars but they...
How to Evaluate Protein Quality

How to Evaluate Protein Quality

Protein quality depends on the digestibility and amino acid composition; the more essential amino acids the protein provides, the higher its quality! Most people associate protein with strength and meat with protein. As a result, they eat steaks to gain muscle mass and get bigger but what is most effective? Meat is one good source...