nutrition

3 Tips to Strengthening an Athlete’s Heart

Physical activity, in general, is a great way to maintain a healthy heart. In fact, it's one of the best tools to strengthen your heart muscle, maintaining weight, and fend off issues such as high... more »

A Guide to Fat Intake for Athletes

For athletes, proper nutrition is the fuel for reaching peak performance. An e-book, Nutrition Guide: Fueling for Performance by TrueSport, shared by USADA.org, broke down the eight steps in building a strong nutrition plan for... more »

5 Foods for Fast Muscle Recovery

Post-workout meals play an important role in muscle recovery. It can not only speed up the recovery process but lightens that soreness feeling the next day. In a recent article on NDTV.com, they shared five... more »

First-of-its-Kind Sports Drink Made from the Goodness Of Milk

GoodSport Nutrition, a Chicago-based start-up, aims to shake up the sports drink landscape with breakthrough innovation the category hasn't seen in decades. This month, the company is launching GoodSport™, a first-of-its-kind natural sports drink made from... more »

Nevada Creates ‘Alpha Fund’ to Improve Nutrition in Athletes

The Wolf Pack athletic department has created a program aimed at improving funding for its female athletes. The "Alpha Fund" campaign was the brainchild of UNR president Brian Sandoval. Nevada said it has raised nearly... more »

Can You Eat Too Much Protein?

As one of three macronutrients, along with carbohydrates and fats, protein is a key factor in maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Incorporating a high amount of protein in your diet has been linked to a number... more »

Blazing the Trail: Highlighting 3 Sports Industry Pioneers

By the late 1600s, the term ‘pioneer’ had evolved from referring to French foot soldiers who dug trenches — literally blazing trails — to take on a more metaphorical reference to trailblazers of industry.  From... more »

Focus on Fat Loss, Not Weight Loss

A little more than a month into 2021, how many people have given up on their health and fitness goals for the new year after not seeing immediate results in weight and/or fat loss? But... more »

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... more »

Breaking Down Effective Creatine Use

Creatine is an amino acid located mostly in your body's muscles, as well as in the brain. Though it can be made synthetically, most people get creatine through seafood and red meat, according to the... more »

Tips to Boost Your Immune System During Winter Months

Ask any health expert and they'll tell you the first line of defense in avoiding illnesses is a balanced immune system. An article published in the Journal of British Sports Medicine shared some of those... more »

Tips to Maximize Muscle Recovery

There's no downplaying the importance of eating healthy foods and getting a good night's sleep in enhancing muscle recovery from training. No matter how healthy of a lifestyle you're living, nothing can make up for... more »

Survey Finds Americans Lack Health & Fitness Direction

According to a recent consumer survey, Americans are having difficulty maintaining emotional balance as well as holding on to fitness goals during the COVID-19 pandemic. An Optimum Nutrition consumer survey of more than 1,000 people... more »

Discussing Eating Disorders in Athletes

With the uncertainty created by the COVID-19 pandemic, athletes at all levels of competition are facing challenges to their physical and mental health. Social isolation, limited access to training facilities, fewer food options, and delays... more »

Nutrition Center to Boost Chadron State Athletics

Chadron (NE) State College cut the ribbon of its brand-new Thurness Family Nutrition Center over the weekend — an addition that will hopefully boost the school's strength and conditioning program for student-athletes. The facility upgrade... more »

Vegan Diet “Better Lifestyle Football-Wise” for Iowa OL

You can add University of Iowa offensive lineman Alaric Jackson to the growing list of high-level athletes making a commitment to a vegan diet. The six-foot-six, 315-pound lineman recently opened up about his change in... more »

Food & Exercise: Recipe for a Healthy Life

Eating proper food and regularly exercising is a pair that goes hand-in-hand with one another. Though not as recognizable as other great pairings — peanut butter and jelly, ketchup and mustard, and milk and cereal... more »

WA Strength Coach Fueling High School Athletes

A Washington state high school strength and conditioning coach is counting on more of the right calories to build strength in student high schools. Colby Heefner, the Oak Harbor High School strength coach, working through... more »

Enhancing Athletes’ Immune System Through Nutrition, Does It Work?

Whether it’s running faster, lifting heavier, or achieving optimal body composition, athletes are always seeking ways to improve performance. Recently, particularly with the events surrounding COVID-19, many have begun to reconsider a major contributor to... more »

Feeding the Student-Athlete: 4 Tips to Follow

The student-athlete at any age needs to intake enough fuel to be able to perform at a high level over an extended period of time. But staying adequately fueled for athletic competition is more than... more »

Golf Fitness Coach In Awe of Bryson DeChambeau

The runaway winner of the Rocket Mortgage Classic in July, Bryson DeChambeau, has wowed golf fans with his body transformation and the additional yardage he's picking up off the tee. En route to his tournament... more »

UNLV Dietitian Playing Key Role For Rebels During Pandemic

Now, more than ever, an athletic program's dietitian is one of the most important specialists a team can have. The Runnin' Rebels of the University of Las Vegas know that more than most. With student-athletes... more »

5 Strategies for Student-Athletes To Stay Fueled

When the temperatures begin to turn up in the summer months, staying properly fueled through practices and games takes on a greater importance — especially with younger student-athletes. Ensuring that a student-athlete is well hydrated... more »

Getting the facts on intermittent fasting

Intermittent fasting is a cyclical calorie intake routine that alternates between periods of no food intake (fasting) and periods of calorie consumption. The most popular way of fasting is the 16:8 diet method — fasting... more »

Combatting Stress with Nutrition in Post-Workout Recovery

Practice makes perfect, right? But how do you make your practice…perfect?  Every athlete participates in workouts that prepare them for their next game/competition/tournament/etc. They run plays, work on skills, and spend time in the gym... more »

Supplement Savvy for Athletic Performance

Athletes strive for excellence and will do anything, at times, to achieve success in sport. It makes sense that some athletes will do anything to have a competitive edge to fulfill the Olympic motto of... more »

To eat organic or not — that is the question

There are many factors that go into an athlete’s choice to eat organic food. Most times, the choice doesn’t come down to just one factor… more »

Antioxidant Armor: Strategies to keep athletes in the game

With the right diet, athletes can take advantage of antioxidant power to ward off the negative effects that could hinder their performance… more »

On the Move: Meeting nutrition needs of teenage athletes

The research on nutrition for high school athletes supports a meal plan that incorporates eating multiple times a day and balancing macronutrients… more »

Making Weight: A mean plan for wrestlers

Meal plan recommendations for wrestlers trying to lose or maintain weight during preseason workouts include some of these wholesome foods… more »

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