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Seven Tips for Enjoying Holiday Sweets Without Guilt

Perhaps this year you can try some new strategies to keep your holiday treat eating to a manageable level. Here’s how to treat yourself without all the guilt.

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Three Great Breakfast Ideas for Busy Athletes

You know you’re supposed to eat breakfast, but getting it done consistently is hard if you’re one of those people who simply isn’t hungry first thing in the morning. Should you eat anyway? Or just skip it altogether and eat lunch in...

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Swimming at 60: What Athletes Should Know About Hydration

Improving your swimming and health requires balanced consumption of fluids and electrolytes such as sodium and potassium. It’s critical for athletes, including those over 60, to understand how certain age-associated physiological and lifestyle ...

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Coronavirus and Swimming: What You Need to Know (Updated July 2020)

With regards to swimming, here’s a summary of current public health advisories and scientific understanding of what you need to know. Awareness of these key aspects of the virus and how it moves can help you keep safe as pools around the countr...

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A Perspective Shift for Healthy Eating

Swimmers everywhere know the sinking feeling that happens whenever they find themselves out of water for an extended period of time. Whether it’s because of injury, an overly busy work or family schedule, or a worldwide pandemic, most athletes ...

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Eight Nutrients to Support Your Immune System

A strong immune system can help your body fight against infections and reduce the risk of getting sick. To improve your immune resistance (the ability to destroy pathogens) and increase immune tolerance (the ability to decrease infection), eat a well...

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Follow This Yoga Nidra Script to Relax

Record the script below as a voice memo on your smartphone, so you will have it available to listen to any time you need to relax and rest your body and mind. Talk in a calm, relaxing voice, and read the script very slowly. The headings do not need t...

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Try These Brain-Stimulating Snacks for a Mid-Afternoon Boost

You know the feeling. Around 2 p.m., or about 30–60 minutes, after lunch, you feel the fatigue slam you hard, especially if you were up at o’dark thirty for swim practice. It can be frustrating, especially since everyone seems to plan mee...

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How to Get Through the Loss of Swimming

If water is your happy place—and even if it’s sometimes been a frustrating and challenging place—having no pool and no access to open water is going to hurt. But there are ways to stay sane and get at least some of what the water w...

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How to Stay Connected With Your Masters Swimming Community

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed everything over the past few weeks. Pools have closed, and there are shelter in place orders across the country. The fabric of our Masters swimming community seemed to unravel with each update.

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