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Fueling Options for Sports Events

Before, during and after events, be sure to hydrate with cool liquids in small amounts,early and often.  According to Les Wong, Shaklee’s VP of Health Sciences, Shaklee Corporation, Shaklee has been working with Elite Athletes for over 30 years.  Shaklee Powered Athletes have won over 100 medals in the Winter and Summer Olympic games along with many other elite athletic competitions.  Sports drinks like Shaklee Performance can be especially helpful but should first be tested in training before use in competition.
Pre-Event:  Nutritious foods including sandwiches, salads, fruits, and Shaklee Cinch Meal Bars or Snack Bars are best consumed 2 – 4 Hours before exercise.  More rapidly absorbed Nutritional Shakes including Cinch Shakes or Meal Shakes may be consumed as little as 1 Hour before a event depending on an individual’s digestive comfort.  Continue hydration right up to the start of training or competition  (Energy Chews may be considered an energy boost 15-30 minutes prior to competition.)

During:  Continue hydration every 15 – 30 minutes, depending on conditions. For events lasting more than an hour, nutrition bars, gels and rapidly digested carbohydrate rich foods, including fruits like bananas, apples and bagels, may be consumed in addition to fluids.

Post Event:  Protein, carbohydrate, and fluids should be consumed immediately after exercise to maximize muscle energy refueling, muscle repair and ,muscle rebuilding.  Physique is proven to trigger the body’s anabolic state and enhance the body’s recovery process in response to exercise.  Continue to hydrate post-exercise and consume additional Physique (or other foods) an hour or two after exercise, especially if you have daily or multiple workout sessions.

Atlantis Launch Successful!

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Atlantis Space Shuttle over Bay Lake

I had the great privilege to observe the launch of the Atlantis Space Shuttle yesterday from Disney’s Contemporary Resort.  I was looking over Bay Lake at Walt Disney World and was thrilled to see the launch.  On time and looking amazing,  Atlantis made a fiery streak across the sky as it headed on its next mission.  Scheduled to have 3 space walks while delivering equipment and 2 control gyroscopes to the International Space Station.

One important item that is on the Shuttle Atlantis is a product from Shaklee Corporation called Astro-Ade, a special re-hydration product that was developed by Shaklee at NASA’s request in the early 1990’s.  Shaklee continues to support and research ways for all of us the be healthier each day.  For those sports enthusiasts, the upcoming Winter Olympics in Vancouver BC will be a time to see Shaklee Nutrition at work!  Having already powered 54 Olympic Gold Medals, we are ready for more Gold!

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