Eat Like a Pro
Nutrition is just as important as the workout in any fitness regimen. Even more so during a 162-game baseball season that spans six months. We'll share healthy recipes including nutritious takes on some of the players' favorites.
Real Sugar vs. Fake Sugar: Which Is Better for Active Individuals?
What's better for us: real cane sugar with empty calories or calorie-free artificial sweeteners? Is there a benefit to choosing one over the other? How do we define what's real sugar and what's fake? And how should those who lead an active lifestyle weigh the pros and cons? Let's take a closer look so you can decide whether you should opt for real or fake sugar.
Carbo Loading for Race Day: Is It the Right Strategy for You?
For decades, endurance athletes have ensured fast race times by loading up on carbohydrates prior to the big event. But what does carb loading really mean? Eating as much bread as you want the week prior to race day? Having a huge pasta dinner the night before? And how should amateur athletes and recreational exercisers use carbs? We'll clarify in this crash course on carbo loading.
Delicious Kale Recipes - Salad and Soup
By now, most people know what kale is. They've had it in salads, soups, and crispy kale chips. It's even growing in The Garden at AT&T Park. The Giants team chef has a go-to salad of kale, bacon, and lemon that's quickly become a team favorite. Kale is incredibly nutritious and versatile. But there's more than one kind. And which kale to use depends on what you're cooking.
Creating the Perfect Workout Smoothie
Whether you're exercising for health or striving to become a more competitive athlete, it's important to properly fuel your body before and after your workouts. Smoothies are a common go-to: They're refreshing and easy to drink, and you can customize them to include the nutrients you need and the flavors you love.
Curious about how to create your perfect workout smoothie? Let's look at exactly what you need before and after your training sessions and what foods can provide you with those nutrients.
Refueling During Workouts: Necessary or Not?
It's the bottom of the sixth inning, mile seven in your half marathon, or halfway through the toughest Crossfit workout you've ever done -- and you need to refuel. Or do you?