There's a lot more to eating for sports than chowing down on carbs or chugging sports drinks. The good news is that eating to reach your peak performance level likely doesn't require a special diet or supplements. It's all about working the right foods into your fitness plan in the right amounts.
When our children were younger, sports were more about having fun and making friends. But by the time they reach high school, sports become increasingly more competitive, and teen athletes start to think of their futures and how games play a role. By the time their kid is a junior or senior in high school, parents start to think of ways to give their children a competitive edge.
Summer fun is all about late-night pizza and ice cream, but a new year means new ways of managing performance nutrition. How can students organize their daily nutrition to promote peak performance? Here we discuss 4 nutritional strategies that maximize performance in student athletes — on the field, court, and in the classroom.
If you're a competitive athlete or a fitness buff, improving your sports performance is probably on your mind. Lots of people wonder if taking sports supplements could offer fast, effective results without so much hard work. But do sports supplements really work? And are they safe?
The temptation for teens to seek performance in a bottle is understandable. Parents need good information so they can talk kids through this issue just like any of the other potential pitfalls of adolescence. There are three main questions to ask when considering any individual supplement for a teen athlete: Is it necessary?
The sports supplement industry is booming and promises to help athletes of all ages move faster and grow stronger. But the vitamin and supplement industry is mostly unregulated, leading to a wide variation in supplement quality across the market. This lack of regulation can put athletes and their health at risk — with little or no recognized benefits.
Student athletes need proper fuel for juggling school responsibilities and demanding sports schedules. To complement regular workouts, practices and game schedules, UR Medicine sports dietitian Gina Giannetti offers advice to help athletes keep their nutrition and hydration game plan in winning form. She individually counsels a range of clientele including high school, college and elite-level athletes including the Junior Rhinos.
Are you currently stuck in a fitness plateau? Looking to get back into the gym and start getting in shape? There are dozens of supplements for athletes on the market, but not all of them are the same.
Football, baseball, field hockey, swimming, basketball, and cross country are just a few of the competitive sports high school students play. And protein powders have attractive benefits. Protein is made up of essential amino acids, which are the building blocks of muscle.