Many endurance athletes think that they need to lose weight and reach a target race weight to be as fast as possible, for example to run a marathon. But it’s not that simple! Two people with the same weight can look and perform very differently depending on their body composition, i.e. muscle mass, fat mass, […]
The gut microbiome is made up of billions of microbial cells. It plays an important role in modulating the immune system, digestion, vitamin absorption, mood regulation, and a series of other key functions related to health and athletic performance. In recent years, an increasing number of studies have focused on the interaction between the gut […]
“At my age, it’s too late to get in shape!” “Oh! But I’m way too old to start this activity!” “This sport is for young people!” How many times have I heard phrases similar to these in my career so far. Being too old is a popular excuse among adults, which is much more a […]
Numerous studies that have examined the motivations and obstacles to participating in regular physical activity point to a lack of time as the main reason people report for their difficulty in adopting a more active lifestyle. Although the perceptions of these individuals are quite real, a more in-depth analysis shows that inactive people are more […]
It is no longer a secret to anyone; the pandemic can have a negative impact on mental health. Human beings are not designed to be constantly alert, to live in unpredictability, or to be isolated from their peers. If you are reading this and are lacking in energy, motivation, or are having a difficult time, […]
Those who follow our blog know that we have always emphasized the importance of being physically active in order to be healthy. In fact, we have published some 200 articles to date with the keyword “sport”. Some of these were written by kinesiologists who are members of the Quebec Kinesiologist Federation (FKQ), whereby the articles […]
The many benefits of physical activity on your physical and psychological health no longer need to be proven. Exercise helps control the effects of aging including the loss of cognitive function, improves your functional capacities, quality of life and even your life expectancy. So that you can live longer and live better!
Unfortunately for us, bad habits are easy to begin and are sometimes difficult to stop. Here are 5 easy-to-incorporate daily habits that can positively impact your health.
This article was originally written on April 21, 2020 and updated on October 13, 2021. The popularity of collagen supplements has exploded in recent years. Collagen is also being introduced to a variety of processed foods such as protein bars, teas and creamers. There are also foods that are naturally rich in collagen, the most […]
We often hear that it is important to have a snack or to eat carbohydrates before a workout in order to have enough energy. But could it also be beneficial for sports performance to train on an empty stomach? Let’s shed some light on this question!
Ketone drinks have received a lot of attention in the media lately for their potential benefits on athletic performance. It has been reported that they have been used by professional cyclists, for example during the Tour de France. Have we found the next magic fuel? The answer is here!