Recovery, Body Protection and Sports Nutrition

Food gives us energy and fuels physical activity. Not eating enough can cause a drop in energy and endurance levels and, in the world of sports, can lead to painful losses. This is why athletes learn quickly to pack that extra energy bar just in case. But food is not only good as energy sources to our muscles. They also hold substances that promote our health, boost our immunity to sicknesses, promote tissue repair, protect cells from damage, protect against age-related cognitive decline and increase resistance to cancers, and other illnesses, all of which are important to maintaining good performance and longevity in sports. These protective substances are commonly known as phytochemicals. Phytochemicals means “chemicals from plants.” Vegetables and fruits …

What to do to Cure Athlete’s Foot

Athlete’s foot is one of the most common feet problems in the country. And despite being named after an athlete, this fungal infection can actually affect everyone. Sportsmen, office people, old people, children, men and women… all are affected. Athlete’s foot is an infection in the feet caused by the fungus, tinea pedis, which often lives in warm and moist environments. These fungi can often be found in moist areas such as locker rooms, gyms and poolside areas. People who suffer from athlete’s foot will experience itchiness in the affected areas, often in between the toes. There will be redness and tenderness in those areas as well as the cracking of the skin. Athlete’s foot may also cause the skin …

The Symptoms of Athletes Foot

Many studies have proven that the major reason why people develop athlete’s foot is because they can’t keep their feet dry at all times. Another reason is that they can’t avoid going to places where lots of people use the same facility such as swimming pools, locker rooms, and shower areas where the athlete’s foot-causing fungi grow and thrives. Aside from these facilities, the fungus that causes the skin disease can also be found on the floors and clothing as well as to dark, warm, or humid areas. Usually, the infection spreads through direct contact with contaminated or infected objects or surfaces. Aside from the skin of the foot, soles and toenails can also be affected when it’s not given …

Prevention For That Embarrassing Fungal Foot Infection

Athlete’s foot can be a nagging problem for anyone. It is caused by a fungus that can cause itching, inflammation and blisters. The foot becomes a thriving breeding ground for such type of fungus because they provide a dark and humid environment which encourages fungus growth. Individuals may get the fungus from areas that are always damp and warm especially in areas around swimming pools, locker rooms and showers. Athletes make frequent use of such facilities and are therefore more likely to suffer from the disease, hence the popularity of the name. There are other fungal infections that can be similar to the ones brought about by athlete’s foot such as eczema, psoriasis, and other infections and should be treated …

Preventing Athletes Foot

For people who suffer from a skin condition such as athlete’s foot, there is nothing more frustrating than to see the ugly remnants of the infection on the skin not to mention the itchiness and foul odor it brings. Characterized by itching and burning sensation in the feet, athlete’s foot can also result to skin peeling, cracking, and extreme pain along with bleeding or redness of the foot soles. Athlete’s foot usually occurs when the feet or other areas of the body stay moist and warm and eventually becomes irritated with fungus. This skin condition can also be acquired when a person has direct contact with the objects or persons infected by the fungus. When Prevention Becomes The Ultimate Solution …