Sports and Performance

Basics of Carb-Loading for Sports Performance

Eating carbohydrate-rich foods to maximize our glycogen stores — a strategy known as carbohydrate loading — provides athletes with the energy necessary to sustain an increased level of physical activity for a longer duration.

Whether you're a competitive athlete or a casual exerciser, what you eat affects your performance. Your body needs the right balance of carbohydrates, protein, fat, vitamins, minerals and fluids to fuel your fitness.

Exercise Safely in Hot Weather

When the mercury rises, "easy" exercise becomes a huge physical undertaking, and intense exercise can be deadly. Here's how to protect yourself from developing a heat-related illness.

Drinking the right amount of fluids before, during and after physical activity is vital to providing your body the fluids it needs to perform.

Fall Sports Require Fuel

The fall school sports training schedule is under way and athletes need to focus on consuming adequate amounts of calories, carbohydrates, protein and water.

When it comes to excelling on the playing field, what athletes eat can make a huge difference

8 Gameday Nutrition Tips for Young Athletes

Eating right on game day is your secret weapon for top-notch performance, whatever your sport. Get a nutrition game plan with these nutrition tips.

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