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Expanding Your Sports Diet: Seeds and Grains

Expanding Your Sports Diet: Seeds and Grains

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) and

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Sports Nutrition News from The Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics

Sports Nutrition News from The Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics

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 sports

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Walking for Heart Health? Speed It Up, Study Suggests

Walking for Heart Health? Speed It Up, Study Suggests

Fast walking and jogging every day can cut your risk of heart disease and stroke by as much as 50 percent, but an hour’s walk every day does not make a difference, according to a new Danish study. Read the full story here

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Should We Enable Obesity?

Should We Enable Obesity?

The Athlete’s Kitchen Copyright: Nancy Clark MS RD CSSD  October 2012 The joke goes like this: Americans don’t need to build bombs. We just need to export all of our junk food and spread obesity to the rest of the world so we all self-destruct together. Ha-ha-ha. But it’s not really funny, is it. It’s

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Exercise May Prevent Stress and Anxiety, Study Suggests

Exercise May Prevent Stress and Anxiety, Study Suggests

Moderate physical activity can help people manage daily stressors, researchers say

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Dr. Thomas Nordstorm Wants to ‘Own The Bone’

Dr.  Thomas Nordstorm Wants to ‘Own The Bone’

A recent query on the Center for Orthopedic Care in Bridgewater, NJ Facebook from a patient regarding bone health sparked an exploration into the subject with practice orthopedist and bone expert Dr. Thomas Nordstrom. Dr. Nordstrom, who has been studiously interested in the study of the topic for over 30 years, is adamant on helping

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Recovering from Hard Exercise: How to Refuel

Recovering from Hard Exercise: How to Refuel

The purpose of this article is to educate you, a hungry sports player, about how to choose an optimal recovery diet

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Body Image and Athletes

Body Image and Athletes

As a sports dietitian, I spend too many hours helping my clients find peace with their bodies. Most of these active people take the outside-in approach. They think if they change their body

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Fueling for Cold Weather Exercise

Fueling for Cold Weather Exercise

If you take time to enjoy winter sports, you want to pay careful attention to your sports diet. Otherwise, lack of food and fluids can take the fun out of your outdoor activities. These tips can to help you fuel wisely for cold weather workouts

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Want to be on a winning team?

Want to be on a winning team?

The culture of team sports can easily lead to post-game food feasts, beer fests, and a suboptimal sports diet. Sure, part of team fun is food, but think twice and celebrate with functional foods!

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