How Athletes Can Build a Stronger Immune System

Whether training for a race or competitive sport, one of the worst challenges that athletes can face is sickness or injury. But athletes come with the added risk of a compromised immune system because of frequent and extreme trainings. A strong immune system depends on a healthy, balanced diet rich in nutrients, but it’s not always easy to achieve. For athletes, who are often looking for ways of pushing themselves to the limits, a little extra support is needed. This is where Isagenix can Continue reading →

Make Gym Time Count with Whey Protein

Getting to the gym and putting in a high-intensity workout can be challenging. So when you set aside the time to hit the gym and work yourself to exhaustion, don’t you want to make it count? According to a new study published in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition, what you eat before exercise can influence two vital hormones for muscle growth and recovery—testosterone and cortisol—and determine whether or not your workout pays off (1). Researchers looked at the effects Continue reading →

How Endurance Athletes Can Minimize Muscle Loss

Many people who consider training for a triathlon, ironman, or other long distance event are hesitant to commit for fear of losing hard-earned muscle. If you are one of these people, fortunately there’s good news. Incorporating heavy lifting into an endurance training regimen along with a diet high in protein may help athletes reduce unwanted muscle loss (1). Why traditional endurance training can cause muscle loss The idea that endurance-style training will cause muscle wasting is not Continue reading →

3 Ways to Gain Healthy Weight

Gaining weight can be just as difficult as losing weight—and similar to weight loss, there’s a right way and a wrong way to go about it. While there’s more leeway in calorie intake with weight gain goals, good nutrition still rules. Whether trying to recover from weight loss due to health issues or lack of appetite, looking to improve body composition to fuel athletic performance, or simply battling “skinny” genes, the key is to focus on muscle gain rather than weight gain in general. Continue reading →