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performance
May 5, 2022

Fuel Timing to Optimize Performance

Meal and nutrient timing can be key components of an athlete’s performance and recovery. When it comes to athletic performance, oftentimes the minor details lead to major payoffs. In the context of an athlete’s day, pre-, intra-, and post-exercis...


immune
January 13, 2022

4 Tips to Boost Your Immune System

The immune system protects your child's body from outside invaders. These include germs such as bacteria, viruses, fungi, and toxins (chemicals made by microbes). The immune system is made up of different organs, cells, and proteins that work togethe...


eating disorders
January 10, 2022

Are Male Athletes Affected by Eating Disorders?

Eating disorders are not just a female athletes’ issue. According to an article in the Journal of Clinical Sports Psychology, an estimated 8% of male athletes, as compared to 33% of female athletes, also have serious eating disorders (anorexia, ...


creatine
June 10, 2021

5 Things You Need to Know About Creatine

Creatine has been misunderstood and seems to be categorized as “bro-science” or “big muscles.” Keep in mind that creatine is produced in the body and stored in the muscle, and 95 percent of the body’s creatine is stored in the muscle. Creat...


breakfast
February 8, 2021

Study: Breakfast Can Lead to Improved Shooting in Basketball

It's long been stated that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Now, after reading a recent study from Kansas University, basketball coaches may be reminding their players of that old adage more and more. The study by KU researchers show...


athlete refueling
November 6, 2019

Rapid Recovery: Refueling the body after an intense workout

What athletes do nutrition-wise following a hard workout is just as important as the physical efforts they undertake. It can determine the quality of the next day’s training session. It also can affect their ability to avoid injures and burnout...


training muscle mass
April 22, 2019

Nutritional Value: Tips for gaining muscle mass

For many athletes, bulking up can play a key role in their personal development. In turn, it can directly influence a team’s overall success. For most athletes, the intention to bulk up or gain weight is a desire to increase lean muscle mass...


May 23, 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 t...