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How to Train Like an Olympian By Ramona Braganza: Curling

Posted by Ramona Braganza

February 20, 2014 at 9:09 AM


Curling originated in 16th century Scotland when the Scots started sliding rocks called “loafies" on frozen lakes and marshes. In the 1830s, the game came to North America when Scottish immigrants immigrated to Canada and the USA. It was officially recognized as an Olympic event in 1998.

Ramona Braganza's Olympic Curling Tip:

Stamina, balance, and flexibility are key when training as an olympic curler. Flexibility is something most of us can use help with. Practice dynamic stretches (moving stretches) at the start of your workout and finish with static stretches (held stretches) at the end of a workout to increase flexibility. 

Yes Wellness Supplement Recommendation:

To train like an olympic curling athlete, the Yes Wellness supplement recommendation is Vitamin D. Vitamin D is an essential nutrient for:

  • Supporting the absorption of calcium
  • Supporting the absorption of phosphorous
  • Maintaining a healthy cardiovascular system
  • Aiding with proper cellular function
  • Excellent for boosting the immune system

Check back tomorrow for Ramona's tip on how to train like an olympic alpine skier.

Topics: Fitness, Nutrition

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