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protein
November 17, 2022

Study Suggests Protein Aids Recovery, But Not Performance

A new study, published in the Journal of the International Society of Sports Medicine, has shown that carbohydrate and protein supplementation strategies may help athletes deal better with the muscle damage that comes from endurance exercise. But the...


iv
August 18, 2022

IV Nutrition Becoming the Norm for Athletes, Despite Any Evidence It Works

Intravenous (IV) nutrition, which used to be considered a treatment of "last resort," is threatening to become the norm for competitive athletes, despite no scientific evidence that it works or that it is safe, warn experts in an editorial, published...


diet
July 25, 2022

Study Suggests Exercise Will Not Offset a Poor Diet

New research has found that high levels of physical activity do not counteract the detrimental effects of a poor diet on mortality risk. The University of Sydney-led study found participants who had both high levels of physical activity and a high...


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...