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World Class Athletes Go for Hair Transplants

World Class Athletes Go for Hair Transplants

World soccer star Wayne Rooney of Manchester United and the England National Team joined a new club, but it wasn’t just for sports–unless that means “sporting” a new head of hair. The renowned striker underwent hair transplant (the same one performed by Look Natural Hair Transplants) in 2011 and again in 2013 after going bald

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Sophie Lash Conquering Obesity

Sophie Lash Conquering Obesity

The 2013 Governor’s Fitness Awards finalists have been announced and the People’s Choice Award voting is underway! In the state of Michigan, the Governor’s Fitness Awards celebrate people and organizations who demonstrate admirable commitment to a healthy lifestyle. In our opinion, no one has overcome greater odds to achieve this than Sophie Lash, who was

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Why Can’t I Simply Lose a Few Pounds? Dieting Myths and Gender Differences

Why Can’t I Simply Lose a Few Pounds? Dieting Myths and Gender Differences

Despite their apparent leanness, too many soccer players are discontent with their body fat. All too often, I hear seemingly lean athletes express extreme frustration with their inability to lose undesired bumps and bulges: Am I the only soccer player who has ever gained weight doing double workouts? Why does my boyfriend lose weight when

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Soccer Ladies without Monthly Menses: A Cause for Concern

Soccer Ladies without Monthly Menses: A Cause for Concern

The Athlete’s Kitchen Copyright: Nancy Clark MS, RD, CSSD  February 2013 Soccer Ladies without Monthly Menses: A Cause for Concern Hey ladies, has your monthly “visitor” stopped coming? Some female soccer athletes feel relieved when they no longer get a monthly menstrual period. (Yes! More freedom, less discomfort, no more cramps.) They may believe having

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Winter Sports Preparation

Winter Sports Preparation

Just because it’s a little chilly out doesn’t mean you can’t go outside to exercise. There are plenty of winter activities that will get your heart rate up and burn calories. Just make sure that you are physically prepared to go skiing, ice skating, sledding, snow boarding, or whatever winter activity you plan to undertake.

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Injured Athletes: Nutrition Tips to Hasten Healing

Injured Athletes: Nutrition Tips to Hasten Healing

The Athlete’s Kitchen Copyright: Nancy Clark MS RD CSSD Jan 2013 Being injured is one of the hardest parts of being an athlete. If you are unable to exercise due to broken bones, knee surgery, stress fracture, or concussion, you may wonder: What can I eat to heal quickly? How can I avoid getting fat

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Study Supports Link Between Exercise and Longevity

Study Supports Link Between Exercise and Longevity

A recent study supports the idea that there is a tangible link between physical exercise and longevity.  The difference between the life spans of those who did not exercise regularly and those who did is measured in years.  The age of the subjects did not make much of a difference; 80-year-old subjects who were active

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Expanding Your Sports Diet: Seeds and Grains

Expanding Your Sports Diet: Seeds and Grains

The Athlete’s Kitchen Copyright: Nancy Clark MS RD CSSD     December 2012   Times have changed from when we used to joke about folks who ate “nuts and berries.” Today’s athletes routinely enjoy nuts and berries and are now looking for ways to notch up their diets with more seeds (such as flax and chia) and

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Sports Nutrition News from The Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics

Sports Nutrition News from The Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics

The Athlete’s Kitchen Copyright: Nancy Clark MS RD CSSD Nov 2012 The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (formerly the American Dietetic Association; the nation’s largest group of food and nutrition professionals) recently convened in Philadelphia (Oct., 2012). The following highlights from that conference may shed new light on ways for you to optimize your sports

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Health Tip: Choosing the Right Running Shoes

Health Tip: Choosing the Right Running Shoes

By Diana Kohnle (HealthDay News) — Healthy running largely depends on choosing the correct running shoes. And a prime consideration is the shape of your arches — be they low/flat, “normal” or high. The American Podiatric Medical Association offers these guidelines for choosing running shoes: If you have a low arch, buy shoes that offer

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