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Interview with Dwayne Morein

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Last week, I spoke with Dwayne Morein, an ambassador from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. We mainly spoke about his journey within triathlon and how he got to where he is today. This is the synopsis of our conversation:   When and how did you get started with triathlon? My wife and… Read more

How Plant Based nutrition fuels performance

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I’ve been a vegan for many years – back to when a vegan lifestyle was only for earth-loving hippies.  Veganism has gained popularity over the past ten years or so. There is more awareness and education around the effects that factory farming has on our planet, as well as what’s… Read more

10 Tips to Making Winter Sports Enjoyable

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Winter has definitely dug its claws into New York with a couple days last week in the single digits.  I find my tolerance for the stationary trainer to be limited to weekdays. On weekends I really feel the need explore.  Here are some tips that have helped me prepare for… Read more

What India taught me about food

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You can be vegetarian and get enough protein. Travelling in India is vegetarian heaven.  Hinduism is a major religion in Rajasthan, and hinduism holds vegetarianism as an ideal for these three main reasons. Firstly, they practice the principle of nonviolence as applied to animals. Secondly, they intend to only offer… Read more

Chia: A Century-old Tool for Endurance Athletes

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Two common complaints among runners are exhaustion and aching joints. The rigors of running require your feet to endure massive amounts of impact, which could cause serious damage to your calves, hips, and knees. If proper precautions aren’t taken the repeated damage could lead to osteoarthritis.  To make matters worse,… Read more

Staying Grounded During The Holiday Season

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As we go through this holiday season,  I thought it would be “in the holiday spirit” to share some insight on ways to for us to stay true to ourselves. For many people during the holidays – we tend to loosen our grip on what keeps us going. Most people,… Read more

The Season of Cyclocross

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As the calendar changes from summer into fall, it is the time of year for many competitive cyclists to slow down their training and enjoy the sport in a more leisurely fashion. For other competitive cyclists, the change in calendar signals a beginning to the cyclocross season. Cyclocross has European… Read more

Ayurveda: A Natural Approach to Diet and Wellness

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If you’re interested in learning about holistic, complementary, alternative approaches to health, it can’t hurt to learn about one of the world’s oldest practices: ayurveda. OK, so what is ayurveda? A Hindu system of traditional medicine founded in India around 5,000 years ago, ayurveda – which translates to “life-knowledge” from… Read more

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