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nutrition

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...


February 14, 2018

Getting athletes the calcium they need

Teenagers are in a critical period of bone development, so be diligent with nutrition Of the 40-plus nutrients required by the human body, calcium takes center stage. While it’s well known that adequate dietary calcium is vital for building st...


April 25, 2017

6 nutrition tips to maintain muscle mass

If you do not eat enough, or the timing of your meals is off, you’re on the path to losing muscle mass, depleting energy stores and hitting the proverbial “no energy” wall. Here’s a simple game plan for avoiding this: • Eat breakfast every...


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...


January 15, 2017

Nutritional Value: Pay attention to your vegetarian athletes

Be sure the focus is on what they're consuming — not what they're avoiding How many vegetarian student-athletes do you have on the team? Concerned they may not be able to keep up in practice? Will they get injured more often? And what about ea...


February 14, 2016

Nutritional Value: Win with nature’s superfoods

A diet chock full of fruits and vegetables doesn’t guarantee a person will live forever, or even that they won’t succumb to the flu this season. As numerous studies consistently reveal, however, filling up on nature’s health-promoting, disease-...


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...