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Outdoor Fitness – Top Sports Nutrition Myths

Sports nutritionist Matt Fitzgerald shares his Top Sports Nutrition Myths with Tina Vindum, on the Outdoor Fitness podcast. CLICK HERE to listen to the interview. Myth #1 – Athletes should avoid high-glycemic carbohydrates Most athletes are familiar with the concept of the glycemic index, which classifies various food types according to how quickly the body absorbs their […]

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For Better Health Expose Yourself to Nature

Here at Rendezvous we love to talk about the wonder and health benefits of the great outdoors. During the pandemic studies show it’s even more important to spend time outside for physical and mental health. Over the past year we’ve all been sheltering in place and the time inside has only compounded with winter weather. […]

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How much Physical Activity Do You Need for Heart Health?

It should come as no surprise that active people have healthier hearts than couch potatoes. A large-scale study by the UK Biobank, a large health database in the United Kingdom, looked the connections between physical activity (PA) and cardiovascular disease (CVD). Researchers found that those who exercised regularly were much less likely to develop CVD […]

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Winter Outdoor Fitness: What to Wear

We have a saying at Outdoor Fitness: There’s no such thing as inappropriate weather, only inappropriate clothing.” Since 1995, I’ve canceled only two classes because of weather—one due to high winds and the other due to lightning. Outdoor Fitness is made for all seasons. However, all types of weather pose challenges and often hazards. In […]

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Chicken Vegetable Curry

Here’s a healthy, hearty dish for a cold winter’s night. You can make this with vegetables only or add chopped chicken near the end of cooking. Leftover or pre-roasted chicken works perfectly. Ingredients: 1 T Olive Oil 1 large onion, chopped 1/4 cup freshly grated ginger 3 cloves garlic finely chopped 2-3 tbs yellow curry […]

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Health and Fitness Defined

When contemplating health and fitness, most of us think about the physical part and the aesthetics of it—the body beautiful. According to the World Health Organization, health has three main components: 1) physical health is the absence of illness and disease, with the added component of wellness; 2) psychological health involves the ability to process […]

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Pandemic Weight Gain—Walk it off

There’s a lot of chatter about “Quarantine 15” and the weight many have gained during the pandemic and sheltering in place. If you’ve found yourself in this situation, you’re not alone. WebMD surveyed over 1000 readers and found that 22% of men and 47% of women had gained weight due to COVID restrictions. In many […]

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Alleviate Stress & Improve Wellbeing—Get Outside!

Research has shown that our environment contributes upwards of 70% in the battle to reduce stress and reducing stress hormone levels in the body. Studies show that spending time outdoors in the company of greenery and the natural world can reduce psychological stress and biophysical markers, i.e., cortisol levels. Which is important because the presence […]

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Winter Sports-specific Stretches

Winter sports recruit mostly leg muscles and incorporating sport-specific stretches will help you help you maintain flexibility and prevent injuries. The American College of Sports Medicine recommends the following guidelines: • Perform stretches a minimum of 3 days per week. • Warm up for 3-5 minutes prior to stretching. • Static stretches should be held […]

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Boosting Immunity with Vitamin D

Vitamin D is a fat soluble nutrient that has been used for good health and protection against respiratory infections for over eighty years. Recent studies suggest that vitamin D supplementation may have a protective effect against viruses and COVID-19. The studies show that coronavirus patients who are vitamin D deficient are more likely to suffer […]

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