Kicking it into second gear, I hammer the gas pedal to the floor and aim for the hairpin corner—this seems crazy, my thoughts tell me. Letting go of panic, my focus turns to the moment and the actions I need to take. I trail brake and drift the car sideways through the corner, looking ahead for the perfect trajectory before I stomp the gas again.
Your first instinct in any stressful or high-risk situation is to react. Like a rally car driver who learns to disengage their impulses when driving full throttle through a winding forest, you can increase your performance by learning to tune into the moment. Continue Reading…
Long days in the saddle means you need electrolytes for proper cell function. If you’ve ever battled symptoms like headaches, dizziness, nausea, muscle spasms, or dog forbid, barfing, then you already know about what an electrolyte imbalance feels like.
Before you grab some processed sports powder like Gatorade, which contains chemicals like yellow dye #5 and many other artificial additives—yuck!— try this natural recipe in your bottle! Continue Reading…
Don’t worry, you don’t have to guzzle it back like grandma said. There are plenty of ways to incorporate Apple Cider Vinegar into your diet.
This health tonic has been praised for its ability to balance your pH, increase good gut bacteria and help control your weight, boost your health and improve your appearance. For athletes, the amino acid, raw enzyme and potassium provides amazing performance and recovery benefits.
Feeling like you need to get gutsy? Apple Cider Vinegar contains a compound called malic acid and also boasts antibacterial and antiviral properties, which can all help alleviate problems in your gut.
By promoting better lymph circulation, apple cider vinegar pushes toxins out of the body all while supplying your body with natural minerals, vitamins and enzymes. High levels of potassium help clear up sinus infections, sore throats, and allergies.
Mid-race and your leg suddenly cramps! Not to worry, you can bust out your emergency Apple Cider Vinegar shot. High in potassium, you can try two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar and feel the cramp vanish!
By adding a dash of Apple Cider Vinegar to your meal each day, you may feel fuller, longer. A study published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry found that it slowed fat accumulation.
Insulin function & blood sugar levels
Vinegar has been shown to have numerous benefits for insulin function and blood sugar levels. 2 tablespoons of vinegar before a meal—perhaps, as part of a vinaigrette salad dressing will dramatically reduce the spike in blood concentrations of insulin and glucose that come after a meal.
Suggested ways to incorporate
In vinaigrette for salads and other bowls
Replace it when using regular vinegar in stir-fry recipes
Replace it when using regular vinegar in steak marinade
Tuna salad with apple cider vinegar, olive oil, lemon, salt and pepper—rather than mayo.
Mix with honey and hot water as a pre-bedtime tonic