nutrition

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 »

When healthy turns harmful

Athletes eliminating junk food in favor of fruits and vegetables might sound great. But an obsession with clean eating has a name — orthorexia — and can have debilitating consequences… more »

Macronutrient needs of endurance and power athletes

When it comes to personalizing nutrition advice, the most basic question boils down to: “Is the individual an endurance athlete or a power athlete?”.. more »

When athletes go gluten-free

A growing list of athletes say a gluten-free diet enhances their performance. What are the myths and truths of this trend? We take an in-depth look… more »

Calculating energy needs for athletes

Susan Kundrat, the nutritional sciences program director at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, breaks down how to calculate energy needs for athletes… more »

The Recovery Window: How to replenish after workouts

While nutrition choices from breakfast to bedtime play a vital role in athlete health and performance, no time is more critical than immediately after workouts. Only the right mix of macronutrients, electrolytes, and hydration will refuel and replenish the body efficiently.

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Nutrition and football: What you need to know

Like a race car needs fuel, football players need proper nutrition. Are your athletes getting the best nutritional information?.. more »

The Perfect Setup: The value of breakfast

Breakfast is considered the most important meal of the day. For athletes everywhere, this statement couldn’t ring more true… more »

The power of vitamins in athletics

Vitamins play a critical role in athletics because they give athletes the energy and nutrients needed to perform at their highest levels… more »

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