The Protein Factor

Life is a series of moments but the trick is to be in the moment.”
Richard Carlson
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Your body must direct as much blood as possible to your muscles to maximize snowshoeing proficiency. This is easily accomplished by the consumption of nutrient-dense plant-based foods. X1

‘One-step nutrition’ refers to foods that contain nutrients in a form instantly usable by your body. The term was coined by professional triathlete, author, and formulator of Vega nutritional products, Brendan Brazier. The key is to quickly pump oxygen and fuel to your musculature versus digestive processes.

The typical North American diet consists of foods that are neither easily assimilated nor readily usable by your body to fuel your muscles. This will sabotage your energy for snowshoeing because your body must first expend energy to break down nutrients in order for your body to use them.

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Enzymatic Snowshoeing

“It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves.”
–Sir Edmund Hillary
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Optimal health and snowshoeing performance depend on the appropriate levels of quality enzymes.

Temperatures of only 116 degrees Fahrenheit begin to destroy one of the least understood yet invaluable components of nutrition.

Every form of cooking destroys the enzymes in food. Think about that the next time you prepare or eat a meal, DNF a race, or simply feel like crap.Continue

Nutritional Balance & Superfoods

“Think from the inside out.”
–Coach Steve Ilg

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Snowshoeing expends an incredible amount of energy. Snowshoers are aware said effort is both light on our joints and Mother Earth. Nutrition has a profound impact on our performance and recovery.

Our health is directly linked to the food we eat. Each bite affects the environment. Food quality plays a prominent role in long-term health.SM22

It may be a good time to recalibrate your body and improve more than your snowshoeing.

Foods that offer superior net gain are alkaline versus acidic forming; high in chlorophyll, rich in enzymes, pre-and-probiotics, raw, and best consumed in liquid form.
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The [W]holistic Snowshoer & Inversion

“Suffering is the sole origin of consciousness”
–Dostoyevsky

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Although the snow is receding across the globe it is not the time to become complacent about your snowshoeing. Spring is an opportune time to downshift, reflect, and plan your off-season workout schedule – it will snow before you know it.

Inversion may be just what you need to heal your body and stimulate your brainwaves. Consider it a “whole body cleanse” under the guise of wellness therapy. Inversion offers many year-round benefits to the snowshoer when practiced each day.

The benefits of snowshoeing are offset by gravity. Inversion is one way to restore harmony to your body with minimal effort. Decompression is the key to thwarting the effects of gravity. A healthy body will enhance your snowshoeing endeavors.INV1

Sounds like a good time to hang upside down.

 

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