nutrition

When Is The Most Effective Time To Exercise?

Scientists still do not know why the timing of exercise produces different effects. To gain a better understanding, an international team of scientists recently carried out the most comprehensive study to date of exercise performed... more »

Vitamin D and Athletic Performance

A recent research review published in the journal Physical Activity and Nutrition found that having healthy vitamin D levels correlated positively with athletic performance in endurance sports — among other benefits. The researchers performed a... more »

The Truth About Simple & Complex Carbs

Are carbohydrates good or bad? That is the question Barbara Quinn, a registered dietitian nutritionist based in California, attempted to help people answer in a recent article on medicalxpress.com. Below is an excerpt from Quinn's... more »

Major League Culinary Performance Nutrition

One hundred and sixty-two games over a six-month-long regular season. It’s an extended haul in Major League Baseball, and recovery throughout is pivotal to maintaining healthy and high-performing athletes. This goal is top of mind... more »

Q&A with Notre Dame Director of Sports Nutrition Matt Frakes

After a career of teaching healthy eating habits and cooking skills to young athletes where he's worked, Matt Frakes is bringing his experience in sports nutrition to Notre Dame. Recently hired as the Fighting Irish's... more »

Study: Challenges with Nutritional & Dietary Behavior of Para-Athletes

A new study reveals that para-athletes might be in need of nutrition education and a support system for eating behavior. Published online in Nutrients, the study sampled 32 para-athletes and 45 university student-athletes without disabilities... more »

Study Suggests Plant-Based Diets Support Athletic Performance

According to a recent study published in the Aspetar Sports Medicine Journal, a properly executed plant-based diet with the addition of some fortified foods can provide enough nutrition to support both the health and performance... more »

Amy Goodson’s 4 Side Effects of Eating Before Bed

Amy Goodson, MS, RD, CSSD, LD, is the author of The Sports Nutrition Playbook and has previously worked as a sports dietitian for such programs as the Texas Rangers, Dallas Cowboys, and TCU Horned Frogs.... more »

Information on Inflammation

Recovery is an important aspect when it comes to athletic development. The ability to efficiently recover directly impacts an athlete’s ability to perform, adapt, and grow. The term inflammation is frequently thrown around in the... more »

Elite Training Facility Debuts in California For All Levels

Premier global nutrition company, Herbalife Nutrition, along with Proactive Sports Performance, has opened a new $8 million elite training facility, “Proactive Fueled by Herbalife Nutrition,” located in Westlake Village, California. The 17,000 square foot multi-sport... more »

Assessing Proper Hydration in Athletes

Dehydration is a condition in which the body loses more fluids than what is taken in. This is of particular concern during exercise as dehydration impairs physiologic and cognitive function, increases the risk of heat... more »

The Color of Sports Drinks May Keep You Running Faster & Longer

According to a recent study, there may be a connection between motivation and the color of sports drinks we choose to consume. The study, published in Frontiers of Nutrition and shared through TheBeet.com, found that... more »

Physical Activity and Its Role in Appetite Regulation

Competitive athletes all have a common goal: to optimize performance and recovery. This happens through training to enhance technical skills and through physiological adaptation. Optimal performance, recovery, and physiological adaptation all have ties to nutrition,... more »

What the Science Says about Grounding & Its Benefits

Grounding, also referred to as earthing — what is it exactly, and how can it be beneficial in the recovery process? It is a therapeutic technique that involves doing activities that “ground” or electrically reconnect... more »

Best Creatine Supplements to Consider for 2021

Creatine is a nitrogenous organic acid that helps supply energy to cells throughout the body, particularly muscle cells. It occurs naturally in red meat and fish, it is made by the body, and it can... more »

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 »

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