Food

A Rundown on Amino Acids: Knowing What You Need

Amino acids are organic compounds that combine to form proteins that help our bodies break down food, grow, repair body tissue, and perform many bodily functions. They are needed to help build and repair muscle in your body—an essential component of every athlete’s diet. Some athletes may take supplements of amino acids to improve athletic performance. However,… Continue reading A Rundown on Amino Acids: Knowing What You Need

Mind

“A Sound Mind in a Healthy Body”: Basic Recipe for a Healthy Brain

Your body and mind are connected by nerve bundles, which move muscles and keep your organs functioning. Sensory stimuli is provided to the brain through these nerves. A healthy brain therefore starts with a healthy body. Athletes have more than likely been focusing on athletic performance, perhaps without even realizing the affect your physical activity has on your brain. For those of us who quit exercising abruptly (perhaps because of an injury, or because of getting so sick of pushing the body for hours, years on end), may therefore not know the affect that a lack of exercising has on the brain.