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How Does A Vegetarian Diet Affect Sports Performance
Mind and body...: ...affect each other. "Garbage in results in garbage out." The idea that mind and body are separate and unrelated is false. Taking really good care of yourself in all ways (enough sleep, healthy diet, regular exercise, relaxation, recreation, healthy relationships, work and other activities that give meaning and purpose to your life, etc.) will all improve your mental as well as physical health. ...Read more
refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more
Absolutely.: There really is little else I can add than to say, "Yes it does." ...Read more
Nutrients: A healthy diet is high in nutrients that helps with tissue repair. It also helps the lung to make new cells that are needed to clear the lungs of foreign debris. Overall function is improved through a diet high in nutrients that comes from a diet that is varied, well balanced, preferably containing all food groups. Vegetables in particular are high in nutrients and low in calories. ...Read more
Need nutrients: In order for your muscles to contract and relax they need nutrients- such as sodium, potassium and calcium. A healthy diet should provide these and other nutrients that your muscles need to grow or to repair themselves. Adequate protein in the diet from a variety of sources helps muscles achieve these functions. ...Read more
Feel better many way: Primarily it will give you a focal point around which you will build / schedule your daily routine. This helps with good planning, better health choices (eating, especially), and adds structure to your life. The sheer physical activity promotes positive chemical changes in your body (including your brain), as well as muscle,joint,system, activity. All combined, you lessen your anxiety and stress. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Uh, BADLY!: Hi. I bet you knew the answer to that question! The epidemic of obesity & type 2 diabetes in our society is a function of unhealthy lifestyle. Average Americans eat fast food, processed food, white flour, too much sugar, and saturated fat, and don't get enough exercise. Terrible lifestyle. Obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, bad lipids...steep price to pay! ...Read more
Many ways: Good looks for both genders is more about physical fitness than anything else -- for a man, it takes precedence to height, features, hair ; complexion. Strangers tend to be nicer to an athletic-looking man and to a slender woman -- it's a fact of life. You'll protect your arteries from atherosclerosis and delay adult diabetes if it's in your genes. Perhaps the best gift you can gift yourself. ...Read more
Sugar: Sugar substitutes fool the brain into thinking and wanting to get sugar. You get used to sugar. The best place to get sugar is from natural sources as fresh fruit, not from artificial sweeteners. The artificial sweeteners can lead you to crave more sugar than you would if you had them from natural sources. ...Read more
Depression is nothin: to mess with. It is the nervous system's way of turning itself off, which has physical consequences. It is also the psyche's way of dealing with stress, or dealing with too many stimuli or what happens when drugs and/or alcohol are nearby. Brain and body are connected, so when brains are depressed, there are physical signs, too. Go to a GP for the initial look-see... ...Read more
Variable: It all depends of the amount drank, 1-2 alcoholic beverages 1-2 times per week may actually have some health benefits and not affect performance. Binge drinking, which is more than 5 drinks for a male and 3 drinks for a female in one evening can be a sign of a drinking problem. That amount will most definitly affect athletic performance the next day even in a healthy fit indivdual. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Fuel: Fitness work requires appropriate nutrition to fuel workouts (energy), replace glycogen (energy stores) & rebuild muscle. The importance of clean, nutrient-rich foods consumed regularly throughout the day cannot be overstated. Our cars don't get very far without appropriate fuel and neither will our bodies. Hard training, absent the right fuel, is a recipe for exhaustion, muscle loss and illness. ...Read more
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