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Sport and Body Weight

Whether an endurance athlete can perform well is also a question of physique and weight. How much more power does a low body weight bring?

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Which nutrients do athletes need?

In sports nutrition many half-truths circulate concerning supply recommendations for Vitamin mineral materials. Here is the opinion of nutrition expert Paolo Colombani.

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Training increases calorie consumption

People who consume more energy can eat more without gaining weight. But how much energy do we need?

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15 Nutrition myths under the microscope

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?

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.