The Athlete’s Kitchen Copyright: Nancy Clark MS RD CSSD December 2012 Times have changed from when we used to joke about folks who ate “nuts and berries.” Today’s athletes routinely enjoy nuts and berries and are now looking for ways to notch up their diets with more seeds (such as flax and chia) andcontinue reading
The Athlete’s Kitchen Copyright: Nancy Clark MS RD CSSD Nov 2012 The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (formerly the American Dietetic Association; the nation’s largest group of food and nutrition professionals) recently convened in Philadelphia (Oct., 2012). The following highlights from that conference may shed new light on ways for you to optimize your sportscontinue reading
The 2013 Governor’s Fitness Awards finalists have been announced and the People’s Choice Award voting is underway! In the state of Michigan, the Governor’s Fitness Awards celebrate people and organizations who demonstrate admirable commitment to a healthy lifestyle. In our opinion, no one has overcome greater odds to achieve this than Sophie Lash, who wascontinue reading
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A common belief is that proper warm-ups and cool-downs and appropriate stretching exercises all help to reduce injury risk, but research is very equivocal on this point
Sports-active people need to strengthen – not just rest and ice – vulnerable body parts, so that those areas will hold up to future training stresses
Part of a proper training program is good nutrition- pre-and post-activity, which can lead to injury prevention.
A recent study found that 69 percent of knee replacements might be attributed to obesity. Naturally, the more a person weighs the more pressure they experience on their joints
Glucosamine and Chondroitin are two popular over-the-counter supplements that have been proven to be very safe and vital for normal joint health.