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Archive (02/2012)

February 29, 2012

Body Composition and Sports

Unfortunately people, and even kids, continue to experiment with fad diets, pills and potions to improve their body physique. Such extreme eating behaviors can lead to compulsive eating behaviors, eating disorders or frustration with weight that “yo-yo’s” up and down. Deciding whether an athlete, especially a child athlete, needs to gain or loose weight and then deciding HOW to do it can be quite a challenge and should not be undertaken without supervision by your physician or registered dietitian.

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February 29, 2012

Performance Hydration

There are 6 key nutrients that are important for good health, however water or fluids is frequently overlooked as a key nutrient for optimal performance. There are 4 main goals of hydration during sports, they are...

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February 29, 2012

Fueling Your Body During and After Performance

Glucose, or sugar, is a quick energy source for the body and is an important source of energy during exercise. Glycogen is the main way the body stores glucose for later use. It is a large molecule produced in the liver, although it is also stored in the muscle and fat cells. After eating carbs, the body produces more glycogen.

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February 29, 2012

Fueling Your Body Before Competition

Determining what to eat before training often needs to be individualized to the athlete because of different food preferences and different gut tolerances to foods. Some people can eat eggs before competition and others can barely eat at all. However, there are some basic rules to follow...

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February 29, 2012

Vitamins, Minerals & Nutritional

Proper nutrition is the first line defense for all athletes. Although benefits may exist for some dietary supplements, poor manufacturing practices, cross contamination, and illegal drugs disguised as dietary supplements can cause athletes to test positive for banned substances and result in serious consequences. Dietary supplements can also cause adverse health effects.

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