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Why Swimming Might Be the Best Form of Exercise You Can Do

Swimming is one of the best forms of exercise you can do, but don’t just take our word for it. Here are five reasons why you should be getting in the water if you want to get in shape and stay fit.

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How Exercise Across Your Lifespan Can Slow or Halt Aging

Consider three of David Costill’s many accomplishments. One: In 1966, he became the first director of Ball State University’s famed Human Performance Laboratory. Over the next half century, he and his colleagues published hundreds of stud...

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What Swimmers Need to Know About Sports Drinks

Here are a few things to consider when deciding whether you need a sports drink—which provides energy in the form of carbohydrates and replaces electrolytes lost in sweat—or just plain water the next time you’re getting into the wat...

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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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How to Maintain Your Bone Density as You Age

While we build most of our bone density by age 25, we can certainly slow down bone loss at any age by doing a few simple things every day.

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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.