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During the Napoleonic Wars, Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte, concerned about keeping his armies strong, offered a cash prize to whoever could develop a reliable method of feeding his troops.

The  prize was 12,000 francs to any inventor who could devise a cheap and effective method of preserving large amounts of food. A French confectioner and brewer, Nicolas Appert, developed a method of sealing food in glass jars.

An Englishman, Peter Durand, took the process one step further and developed a method of sealing food into unbreakable tin containers.

In the next 15 year period, the art of food preserving moved from a ‘Man’, to a ‘Plan’, into a ‘Can’.

Student athletes often need to eat healthy fast and frugal, count calories,  balance diets and have good tasting meals. Here are 100 recipes they can make simply. Many recipes can be put together faster than fast food:

Man Can

The books  – A Man, A Can, and a Plan – are by David Joachim and the editors of Men’s Health.

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Grip Force

A solid grip has repeatedly been tied to having a healthier and longer life and without question is a huge factor in almost all  athletics. Recent studies shed light on the intricate relationship between hand strength and overall athletic performance....

Freedom To Excel

The human body is described as having 6 degrees of freedom for each of its segments. Degrees of freedom refers to the number of ways a rigid body can move in three-dimensional space, up/down, left/right,  in/out and in 3 rotations;...

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