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15 Nutrition myths under the microscope

TRUTH or MYTH?

Everyday wisdom is often stubbornly persistent, especially when it comes to nutrition. Nutritionist Paolo Colombani examined for FIT for LIFE 15 nutrition myths that could interest athletes and determined which are TRUTH or MYTH.

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What does nutrition science say about fasting training?

News – or Myth

At the end of the 1970s at the latest, researchers began to study the metabolism during training after short-term fasting from a few hours to a day. Already the results of the early studies showed an increased fat burn and savings in muscle glycogen during such training. But does this also lead to a better (endurance) athletic performance?

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The most important hydration questions and their answers

Many athletes swear by sports drinks, while others only drink water. Here are the most important hydration questions and their answers.

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Fat Metabolism Training in Endurance Sports

A healthy fat metabolism delays performance decline. But how do you train your fat metabolism? Our author conducted a self-experiment.

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Knowledge Base Nutrition Running

Nutrition Tips for Marathoners

Those who have finished a marathon know the overwhelming emotions you get once you’ve crossed the finish line. However, in order for this to happen, the right nutrition is crucial and it helps you to run the 42.195km without cramps and without hitting the wall. 

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How can I lose weight by running?

Some do it for aesthetic reasons, some for health reasons – losing weight. Especially in spring, people try to get rid of some extra kilos. Can running help? Yes, if you follow some simple rules!

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A Strong Immune System = More Power

In the late fall and winter, the risk of catching a viral infection increases substantially. Sports in cold weather, rooms with forced air heating, and coughing and sniffling people are just a couple of the contributing factors during this time of year. While, in the long run, regular aerobic exercise strengthens your immune system, in the short term, long or difficult workouts weaken your immune system and make you more susceptible to infections. With the following behavior and nutrition tips, you’ll help to keep yourself healthy throughout the winter.

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Knowledge Base Nutrition Running

How can I lose weight by running?

Some do it for aesthetical reasons, some for reasons of health – losing weight. Especially in spring, people try to get rid of some extra kilos. Can running help? Yes, if you follow some simple rules!

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Athletes and Hunger: Do we eat because we are hungry?

Dr. med. Bernhard Rinderknecht *

I caught myself considering buying a set of titanium bolts for my racing machine. You save 5 grammes – has to be worth it! At the very latest when the climb gradient reaches double figures, we curse every gramme which helps our physical enemy, gravity to make life hard for us. It is almost a meditative therapy to imagine ordering the pretty package, opening it and replacing the steel bolts in the evening in the workshop.

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Christmas Tummy: Train More or Eat Less

It really is nice and cozy to just hang around in front of the fireplace all day and have a loaded plate with Mom’s cookies and a big cup of Grandma’s hot chocolate in front of you. Just looking at all of those chocolates… No longer the plates but rather the stomachs are gonna be fully loaded. All of a sudden it doesn’t seem too cozy but rather scary. Ever wondered if you can explode of too much gingerbread?