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Become Better, Fitter and Healthier—Do the Work

Become Better Periodically, we get inspired to improve ourselves. We want to become better in some area.  We want to play better tennis. Get fitter. Get leaner. Get stronger. Improve our business or personal lives. Eat healthier. The only way to succeed is to get motivated, get off the couch and make it happen. Don’t just hope for success. Rather ignite […]


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 a loss of muscle mass […]

acidic and alkaline foods

Plant-based athlete on the tennis court, strong and lean

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 critical to performance. They don’t […]


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 many of us have gotten […]

Suzanna's past bodybuilding times, double biceps pose

Certificate in Plant Based Nutrition at Cornell University

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 must proudly announce that I […]


Power Balance Bracelet Does Not Improve Tennis Performance

You have probably seen the colorful rubber bracelets with a magnet, which are supposed to improve your balance, strength and flexibility. They cost around $30. Can they really help you with your tennis fitness and performance? The American Council of Exercise (ACE) sponsored a study to help determine if wearing a Power Balance bracelet will indeed enhance your performance. John […]