Why Maintaining an Alkaline Body Matters for Athletic Performance and Health

An athlete with an overly acidic body will recover more slowly and consequently will experience fatigue. As with any stressor, the acidity will cause the cortisol levels to rise, which will impair sleep and make the problem worse. A sleep-deprived athlete has high cortisol levels and produces lower amounts of the growth hormone, which causes […]

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6 Simple tips how to release your painful neck and feel better

How often do you feel that your neck and upper back are tight? Almost like there are hard knots that don’t want to go away… Unfortunately, many people have this discomfort quite often. Some have it chronic, feeling the dull pain daily. You may have an upper trapezius repetitive stress injury. This happens because of […]


Importance of food for health and performance

Staying healthy and fit appears to be more complicated than it should be. Even though there are many factors involved, not too many people understand the power of food in healing and performance. The majority of people don’t realize how important food choices are for their health even though they all know that health is […]

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The Athlete’s Simple Guide to a Plant-Based Lifestyle Interview

Just a few days ago, I have been interviewed by this amazing lady,  Michele Martinez, at www.TheFruitDoctor.com. Some questions may be a little bit more toward the fitness and physique builders and competitors, but any person, athlete or non-athlete can benefit from the information. I thought I would share it with you, my sweet subscribers, […]


Natural Treatment of Basal Cell Carcinoma with Curaderm BEC5

Today’s post is going to be slightly different. It is not directly about fitness training or nutrition (both important elements of your optimal performance), but rather about your skin and how to heal it naturally if you get some issues. We, tennis players and other outdoorsy athletes, spend so much time in the sun, and […]

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If you are too busy to workout, then your priorities need to change

Relieve your tight lower back with the Scorpion exercise

Almost everybody, athlete or not, has the unpleasant feeling of stiff or achy lower back sometimes. Often, the more you sit, the worse it gets. To feel better, we tend to stand up and bend over to stretch that tight back a little bit. It may relieve the tension for a short time, however, bending […]


Performance Nutrition: Juicing and Omega-3s

The beginning of a new year is always full with new positive ideas, goals, plans, and motivations of many different kinds. Forty-five percent of people set New Year’s resolutions, but only 8% will get through. Almost everybody sets a health goal of some sorts: get leaner, get stronger, get faster, play better tennis, win more […]

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7 Simple Ways to Create Musculoskeletal Balance

The hardest thing in life and sport training is to remain balanced. In life, work, family, school, chores, studies, health, cooking and other duties call for your attention and you need to stay focused on giving all of them enough attention. In your sport training, you need to work on your strength, power, flexibility, quickness, […]

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Whole Foods Plant Based Nutrition for Optimal Performance and Health

For the past few years, I have been looking more into the nutritional demands for optimal recovery and thus improved athletic performance. I’ve been studying all the different directions and the picture of the final endpoint has been becoming clearer the more I have learned. As a cherry on a top of the cream, I […]