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Winning Nutrition

One month into the new year and you’re already struggling to maintain your resolutions. Well, you’re not alone. According to research done at the University of Scranton, almost half of Americans make resolutions each year, but only 64 percent of those maintain the resolutions for more than one month. The success rate falls to 46 percent at six months, and only about 8 percent actually achieve their goal. With such dismal statistics, you may feel like giving up. But studies show that people who make resolutions are 10 times more likely to achieve their goals than those who don’t. The key is learning to set realistic resolutions and developing a system for reaching your goals. Here’s what you need to know…

Every year I see athletes struggling with overtraining and nutrition-related issues. They complain of low energy, poor recovery, recurrent injuries and declining performance. Some also struggle with low body weight and related complications. Athletes encounter many challenges when it comes to maintaining a healthy balance during their training season. Trying to juggle a busy work schedule, family life and a heavy training load often results in eating on the run, lack of sleep and inconsistent fueling. But low energy, injuries and fatigue are not just the unavoidable consequences of training…they may be the result of overtraining.

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