An Athlete's Guide to Nutrition

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There are just so many questions we have about nutrition. Whether you are a serious everyday workout kind of person, or if you are the weekend warrior type, there are questions we have about sports nutrition that we need answers to. This is why you need to find yourself a good book, or a good website, that can be an athlete's guide to nutrition.

You want the information to be about sports nutrition. This is important. There are plenty of sites and books out there about health topics. Some are about losing weight, some are about going to an all raw food diet, and there are others in a mix of different topics. All of these are fine and dandy, but you need information specifically about sports nutrition. This way all of the articles, products, pictures, and videos are related to exactly what you are interested in.

One of the questions posed pretty often is this one: Is whey protein better than soy protein? This is a very good question, and I believe it sort of depends on what you are after with a protein powder. One of these gets absorbed much faster than the other, but one also has better health benefits.

Another good topic is how much cardio? Should you do 30 minutes, three to four times a week? Is everyday cardio good for you? What should your heart rate be? You need to know the answers to these questions before you even get started. The last thing you want to do is put in a bunch of time and effort and get no results out of it. This is very depressing, and many people have this happen to them. This is because they are not formally educated in what is needed to get in shape and lose weight. But after a little reading, they will have all of the answers, and will be able to get their program in place.

What about weight training? When you are done working out, what is the best foods to eat to charge back up? And are the sports drinks all they are cracked up to be, or will water work just fine? This information alone can save you $10 - $20 a week, and keep you healthier.

All of these answers and many more can be found with a little research in a tailor specific sports nutrition reference. This can be a book, a website, or even a newsletter. Just ensure it is geared towards your lifestyle, and this will go along with exactly what you are doing.

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This article was published on 2010/04/02