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athlete nutrition

March 2, 2018

Eating right during the offseason

A decrease in activity level due to an injury or the offseason can cause an athlete to become concerned about weight gain or muscle loss. I receive numerous inquiries from athletes asking how much they should decrease their dietary intake to avoid...


March 16, 2017

Four critical vitamins and minerals for athletes

Coaches and trainers often advise athletes to take supplements to meet the demands of workouts and competition. In reality, eating a varied diet is the simplest and most effective way to supply the body with the fuel and nutrients that it requires da...


October 19, 2015

Nutritional Value: Beware of junk science

Excellent news: Chocolate can help people lose weight. As reported last May by major worldwide news outlets, a team of German researchers discovered that people on a low-carb diet lost weight 10 percent faster if they ate a chocolate bar every day. P...


September 3, 2015

The value of vitamins and minerals for athletes

Many athletes believe that their success hinges on taking “extra” of certain nutrients, including potassium, calcium, iron and zinc. Coaches, trainers and parents often advise athletic-minded teens to take supplements to meet the extra demands pl...


August 13, 2015

Nutritional Value: Fishing for healthy meals

Not all athletes take to water naturally. Nevertheless, no one should miss out on one of its many benefits — mostly fish. A diet rich in fish reduces the risk for heart disease and it also may help to ward off certain types of cancer, inflammato...


May 11, 2015

A continued looked a vitamins, minerals

Athletes are expected to work hard to reach their athletic goals, and it’s assumed they will stick to the training program and eat right. Nevertheless, to want a winning edge is a common theme among those involved in the pursuit of athletic success...


March 23, 2015

Nutritional Value: Eating for pleasure and performance

Eating well is an art and a science. It requires balancing three equally important factors: nutrition, convenience and pleasure. For many performance-oriented teens and adults, however, dire nutrition headlines, scary food recalls and health exper...


September 12, 2014

Don’t neglect the neck

The neck is a critically important area for football players  “Do your players truly invest adequate time and effort in strengthening their necks?” It is my hope that everyone answered with a resounding, affirmative yes! In football ...