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Healthy Hollywood: Get Movin' Monday – Fuel An Athletic Diet!

Rafael Nadal's powerful tennis game to Tiger Woods' incredible re-emergence as the world's greatest golfer – Healthy Hollywood is in awe of amazing athletic performances.

We all know it takes years and years of dedication, practice and intense drive to make it as a professional athlete. To be able to excel at that level, you need to take good care of your body. An athlete can't feed their body junk and expect it to perform.

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"I can work hard because I eat really well. And that helps speed recovery so you can do more training in less time," reveals performance nutrition expert and professional triathlete, Brendan Brazier, who also adds, "You reduce inflammation when you eat more alkaline, like a lot of leafy greens and this will help muscle functionality to go up, which means efficiency goes up."

Brendan created the Thrive Forward online educational program, which is a thorough resource on plant-based nutrition. He also provides nutritional advice to professional athletes, including players from the National Football League, The National Hockey League to Major League Baseball.

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To help the rest of us folks reach our optimal athletic best, Brendan recently launched Thrive Forward Sports Edition. This latest addition provides in-depth information and will show sport enthusiasts how to prepare, sustain and recover from almost every form of training. This free on-line program also includes video lessons and tips from special guest athletes, such as P90X creator Tony Horton and Ironman champion Hillary Biscay.

Healthy Hollywood recommends checking out Thrive Forward's Sport Edition. With beach season right around the corner, this is an excellent program to jumpstart your summer fitness training. Plus, it's free to sign up for Thrive Forward – so there's no excuse to not check it out!

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