Vitamin D Sufficiency May Enhance Athletic Performance
Vitamin D’s primary function is the regulation of calcium transport and metabolism — since calcium transport is an integral part of muscle contraction and relaxation, vitamin D is extremely important for proper muscle function.
Do Protein Powders Fuel Muscle Growth Healthfully?
Whey and soy protein powders are popular dietary supplements believed to help with muscle-building. But are protein shakes a healthful way to build muscle?
Exercise Keeps Your DNA Young
In addition to the many well-known benefits of exercise for reducing the risk of chronic disease, evidence has emerged in the past few years suggesting that exercise may slow the aging process at the DNA level.
Exercise Daily for Excellent Health
Why should we bother to exercise? Because burning a few calories is just one of the many benefits of exercise.
Fueling the Vegetarian (Vegan) Athlete
An invited review published in July 2010 by Dr. Fuhrman in Current Sports Medicine Reports. The potential benefits of a high-nutrient plant-based diet on athletic performance, calorie and protein requirements of vegan athletes, and micronutrients of interest to vegan athletes are discussed.