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3 Ways to Get an Athletic Body

Getting serious about fitness is a positive, life-changing decision. Regular physical activity can help prevent or manage a wide range of health problems and concerns from some cancers, stroke, type 2 diabetes and more.

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Helpful Tips for Your Figure

7 Helpful Tips to Maintain an Athletic Figure

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A great workout routine can have your body feeling revitalized, while a great recovery regime can have your body feeling restored. It is essential to properly recover after an exerting workout. Read below for seven helpful tips to maintain and correctly nourish your lean athletic figure.

1. It is extremely vital to consume the proper nutrients prior, during, and post workout (see page Athletic Nutrition). This allows your body to maintain the correct amount of glucose in your blood levels which is essential for optimum sports and/or exercise performance.

2. Proper hydration is key to any workout. One must consume eight to twelve ounces of water two to three hours before an endurance workout. You should also be consuming water every fifteen minutes during your exercise, as well as eight to twelve ounces of water post workout to replenish any lost fluids.

3. Consume a diet heavily based in fats. Although this advice may sound contrary to all the diet tips you have ever heard, fats are an excellent source of nutrient fuel. However, not all fats are created equal - you should only consume healthy fats such as avocado or peanut butter.

4. Prior to exercise, consume a meal full of complex carbohydrates such as pasta, vegetables, or legumes. This meal will properly fuel your muscles.

5. Post exercise you should also consume a meal to replenish your calorie depletion but this meal should be high in protein. This meal will begin the recovery process for your muscles to grow stronger.

6. Avoid sugary foods before your exercise. Avoiding sugary foods will help you to maintain better glucose levels to sustain energy throughout your workout.

7. Replenish your body with vitamins and minerals. Iron and calcium are necessary for energy and bone strength. The usual daily multivitamin catered to men or women is typically filled with enough nutrients to sufficiently supplement what your food may not be providing your muscles and bones.

Top 10 Exercises to Achieve an Athletic Build

An athletic build is desired by many, it is similar to that of a bodybuilder but they are not the same. While a bodybuilder is built for size and strength an athletes body is built for power, speed, quickness, explosiveness and agility.

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Ten Tips to Prevent Running Injuries

Improve and maintain your flexibility:
- Daily stretching is essential to improve and maintain flexibility, which in turn will help improve performance and prevent injuries.
- Stretching should be done after you warm up your muscles usually about 10 minutes of warm up should be enough

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10 Tips to Stay in Shape During Pregnancy

Have you just found out that you are pregnant? Is your goal to stay in shape during your pregnancy? With the right exercise and nutrition advice you can stay fit and healthy, let me guide you with these 10 tips.

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