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Intermittent Fasting: A New Pattern of Eating or Just Another Diet?

But should athletes, and swimmers in particular, consider trying intermittent fasting?

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Carb Loading Before a Race: Is it Worth It?

Carbohydrates are your primary energy source for physical activity. You need them to maintain stamina and fuel your workouts. They’re stored in your body as glycogen, which is used for energy during exercise. Therefore, having a full storage un...

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The Keto Diet: Good for Swimmers or Just a Fad?

The ketogenic diet has become popular of late, but there are some things you should consider before deciding whether to try it.

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What You Need to Know About Swimmer's Ear

You’ve heard of swimmer’s ear, but what exactly is it, and what should you do if you get it?

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Fueling Your Gut

Although there really isn’t any evidence to support probiotic use for athletic performance, there is research to defend the use of probiotics to improve certain conditions such as constipation, diarrhea, and symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome...

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Four Easy Tips for Fueling Without Overdoing It

Here are four easy pieces of advice for proper fueling.

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Pacemakers Help Keep the Beat Going for Masters Swimmers

Steven Reiss first noticed something wrong while swimming with his buddies at the New York Athletic Club in 2013. Reiss, a Manhattan trial attorney and veteran open water swimmer, had worked out with these guys for nine years. Together they’d c...

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Diets: Why They Don’t Work and What You Should Do Instead

It’s the middle of the summer. By this point in the year, you might have started a diet, stopped a diet, thought about a diet, or felt guilty for not sticking to your diet. Or maybe you’re just doing an elimination protocol, “eating...

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  • Technique and Training
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Four Ways to Fend Off Foot Cramps

Fortunately, we can help fend off these frustrating cramps by following these four tips.

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  • Health and Nutrition
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How to Eat Well While You're on the Road

With a little planning and preparation, you can maintain your athletic performance while you’re away.