According to the American College of Sports Medicine and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, experts suggest that athletes should consume between 1.2 to 2.0 grams of protein per kilogram of body weight (1). We all probably agree that protein is crucial for supporting a healthy body and for athletic performance but not all protein […]
When we are asleep our body temperature drops and many biological systems slow down. Even though we are in a more relaxed state our body is still working hard to carry out a whole array of extremely important functions that benefit us while we are awake. These functions include: repair, detoxification, healing, storage of energy, […]
Being healthy doesn’t have to be expensive. We believe that implementing simple habits that won’t cost a penny could have a significant impact on your athletic performance, health, ability to prevent illness and longevity. Here are a few strategies that will keep you out of the doctors office without breaking the bank. 1. Drink water. […]
This month’s exclusive interview is with Healthy Green Athlete sponsoree, professional beach volleyball player Bill Kolinske. I met Billy for the first time in Ixtapa, Mexico this past January on a trip hosted by SOB Volleyball Vacations. I was playing in the co-ed tournament and I looked down the beach to see this tall man […]
Natalie “Killface” Morgan’s last victory (a masterful spinning back elbow knock out!) has been shared thousands of times since April. What’s even more noteworthy about that KO is that it was vs. China’s Sung Jing in the first round of the all female international tournament, World Muay Thai Angels. It must also be noted that […]
The foods that athletes consume before, during and after a full-day volleyball tournament can have a huge impact on their performance during competition and recovery after they are done playing. Here are a few tips for what foods to eat and when to eat them for optimum performance and recovery. Before The foods that you consume 2-3 […]
I had the pleasure of catching up with Thomas from HordoN HEALTH to pick his brain a bit about tendinitis which something I’ve been hearing a lot about amongst athletes lately. I learned a lot about what it is, how it can be treated if you already have it, and how it can be prevented. […]
In addition to soft-tissue work, nutrition can play a significant role in recovery between workouts and from injuries. Incorporating these foods into your diet on a daily or weekly basis below will help speed up the healing process and will also promote optimum health.