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FIND YOUR MOTION CONTROL RATING

Finding the right sports bra is critical both for your comfort and for your physical health. To protect your breasts from painful, unnecessary bounce, make sure you find the right support level for your workout and size. If you participate in a variety of activities, you’ll want sports bras in more than one support level.

Use this chart to find the support levels that are right for you.

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MEDIUM SUPPORT

No-fail support for low-impact activities and moderate exercise.

HIGH SUPPORT

Comfortable, high-impact support that’s ideal for cross-training.

MAXIMUM SUPPORT

Our most supportive bras. Controls bounce during your most intense workouts.

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Chocolate Milk: An Ideal Post-Recovery Drink

Chocolate milk has the same 16 nutrients as white milk, including all its calcium and vitamin D.

Here’s a list of nutrients found in chocolate milk and what they can do, if you get enough:

Protein: Helps build and repair body tissues, including bones and muscles, and builds antibodies that fight infection.

Vitamin A: Aids bone and tooth development. Also aids in the maintenance of night vision and healthy skin.

Vitamin B12: Aids in red blood cell formation.

Vitamin B6: A factor in energy metabolism and tissue formation, including bones.

Riboflavin: A factor in energy metabolism and tissue formation.

Niacin: Aids in normal growth. A factor in energy metabolism and tissue formation, including bones.

Thiamine: Releases energy from carbohydrate and aids normal growth.

Pantothenic Acid: A factor in energy metabolism and tissue formation, including bones.

Folate: Also known as folic acid and folacin, aids in red blood cell formation.

Vitamin D: Enhances calcium and phosphorus absorption, on which strong bones and teeth depend.

Calcium: Aids in the formation and maintenance of strong bones and healthy teeth.

Magnesium: A factor in the health of bones and teeth, energy metabolism and tissue formation.

Phosphorus: A factor in the formation and maintenance of strong bones and healthy teeth.

Potassium: Aids in the correct functioning of nerves and muscles.

Zinc: A factor in tissue formation, including bones, and energy metabolism.

Selenium: An antioxidant involved in the formation of protein.

Chocolate milk contains no more sugar than unsweetened apple juice and only a very small amount of caffeine found naturally in cocoa. Its balance of protein and carbohydrates makes it an ideal post-workout recovery drink, and just like white milk, chocolate milk contributes to the health of our teeth.

A growing body of research suggests that chocolate milk may be an ideal post workout recovery drink, especially when consumed within 30 minutes of intense physical activity.1

About 85% water and low in fat, chocolate milk rehydrates while providing a unique carbohydrate-protein combination that aids in the quick recovery of muscle tissue and replenishes electrolytes, such as sodium and potassium, lost through sweating.1

During a workout, the muscles use stored carbohydrates (glycogen) as energy. As the glycogen gets used up, it becomes harder to continue exercising at a high intensity. Consuming carbohydrates right after a workout helps replenish muscle glycogen stores quickly so that you can get the most out of your next day’s workout.

Studies suggest that a beverage containing protein and carbohydrates such as chocolate milk may be as or more effective as a post-workout recovery beverage than a sports drink which containing only carbohydrates.1-3

Studies also indicate that drinking milk following resistance activity may encourage muscle gain and fat-loss.4-5

Would you like to know more? Please visit rechargewithmilk.ca to learn more about the role of chocolate milk as a post-recovery drink.

Sources

1. Karp JR, et. al. Chocolate milk as a post-exercise recovery aid. Int J Sport Nutr Exerc Metab. 2006; 16(1):78-91.

2. Williams MB, et. al. Effects of recovery beverages on glycogen restoration and endurance exercise performance. J Strength Cond Res. 2003;17(1): 12-19.

3. Niles ES, et al. Carbohydrate-protein drink improves time to exhaustion after recovery from endurance exercise. Journal of Exercise Physiology Online. 2001;4(1):45-52.

4. Hartman JW et al. Consumption of fat-free fluid milk after resistance exercise promotes greater lean mass accretion than does consumption of soy or carbohydrate in young, novice, male weightlifters. Am J Clin Nutr. 2007;86:373-381.

5. Wilkinson SB et al. Consumption of fluid skim milk promotes greater muscle protein accretion after resistance exercise than does consumption of an isonitrogenous and isoenergetic soy-protein beverage. Am J Clin Nutr. 2007;85:1031-1040.