7 Best Cereals for Athletes On Busy Mornings

Learn to pick the right cereals to give you the proper nutrients and energy you need as an athlete. Mornings are hard, especially when you’re not a morning person. Getting in a nutritious breakfast is even harder when you’re rushing...

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Sports Nutrition Supplements for Teenage Athletes: What’s Safe and Effective?

Are you a parent of a teenage athlete who wants your child to become faster and stronger but not at the expense of their health? Sports nutrition supplements are usually the first go-to to reach these goals.   There are key...

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Sports Nutrition: What Should I Eat Before A Game or Competition?

The sports nutrition you give your body before a game or competition can make a big difference in your performance! Being a student athlete is hard work- you have to balance school, practice, games and maybe even a job. Eating...

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Staying Hydrated: A Step-By-Step Approach to Calculating Sweat Rate

You don't have to stand outside long to know that summer is in full-swing.  It's this time of year that I ask myself why I even bother showering.  I sweat just standing out there!  I guess it's the price...

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Vacationing: The Healthy(er) Approach, Nutrition Edition

Figuring out exactly how I was going to write this blog was quite the challenge, to say the least.  The day before I left for my epic Philly/NYC vacation (which was absolutely fantastic, by the way), I had made...

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Becoming More Than Just a Number: My Journey with an Eating Disorder

I have been playing sports since the age of four; being an athlete has always taken up a large portion of my identity.  I remember growing up wanting to be a professional soccer player like Mia Hamm.  In my room,...

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Training Low: A Scientific Approach to Low-Carb Diets in Endurance Athletes

Because I am a woman of my word, today I write to you (on a much more scientific level) about the effects of low-carbohydrate diets in athletes.  You know from last week's several paragraph rant that the high-fat/low-carb diet...

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Training Low: My Experience as an Endurance Athlete on a Low-Carb Diet

As an endurance athlete and Exercise Science major, I started hearing quite a bit about this high-fat, low-carb diet within the past few years.  The theory behind it is strong: eat as little carbs as possible (less than 50 grams...

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Building the Perfect Protein Shake

We've all seen those big dudes at the gym walking around like the Incredible Hulk, poking their chests out, and staring at themselves in the mirror.  While some of them drive me absolutely insane (Can you please stop admiring...

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Food First, Supplements Second: Why Supplements Should Not be Your Primary Go-To

Well, whether we are ready to accept it or not, it’s beach season! With bathing suit weather upon us, it’s time to pull out our razors, tan our pale skin, and burn off all those Christmas cookies that have...

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