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With doctors still determining the full breadth of COVID-19 symptoms. The clearest signs of the disease appear to be fever, dry cough and shortness of breath. Some other symptoms although they are less common also appear to include headache, sore throat, abdominal pain and diarrhea. And just like the flu, COVID-19 can cause respiratory issues that can lead to serious problems, such as pneumonia.  The mortality rate of the coronavirus so far is around 2% (this number will most likely change as more people are tested.) "Most people infected with the COVID-19 virus will experience mild to moderate respiratory illness...

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Female athletes are at risk for nutrient deficiencies for a host of reasons. Some may be cutting back on calories for weight loss, while others are vegetarians and may be missing key nutrients. And most female athletes may find themselves lacking in nutrients because of their menstrual cycle. To avoid the complications that come with nutritional deficiencies, it is important to make sure that you are getting the right combination of vitamins and minerals to fuel your rigorous swim training and keep you on track to gaining that competitive edge.   IRON Female swimmers are especially at risk for iron...

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Participating in a sport at a young age can be a positive part of your child's development. Then there's also the social aspect, allowing them to make friends outside of school and develop life long relationships. And of course, there's the developmental element, which enables your child to take on more responsibility, understand the value of teamwork, and learn valuable life skills. If your child has expressed an interest in swimming, and you feel that they are ready to join a swim team, here are some considerations to choose the best team for them.    Assess Your Child's Skill Level...

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The last thing you're probably thinking about after a workout is ways to reduce inflammation. It's more likely that you're rushing to the shower, back to class, or headed to a meeting and don't have time to think about every nutrient in your next meal. But your post-workout meal is very important. Besides just satiating your hunger, it needs to replace glycogen stores for future workouts, and repair muscle damage and restore fluids and electrolytes lost in sweat.    Eating a meal with anti-inflammatory foods for better recovery is an important element of your post-workout routine. Reducing inflammation after your...

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Searching for the perfect power-to-weight ratio is critical for a sustainable and healthy approach to your training, lifestyle and racing.  Many athletes try to maintain as low a weight as possible while still being as powerful as they can be.  While the power-to-weight ratio is often on the top of there minds, health and resiliency should ultimately be their key goals, hitting and keeping the sweet spot can be difficult.  If an athlete takes weight loss too far, then they will see a decrease in their overall power, along with more serious health issues.

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