Sports and Performance

Caffeine and Exercise

Caffeine improves both endurance and resistance training. Used properly and within the recommended amounts, caffeine can have positive outcomes when used before exercise.

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.

Play Ball! Tips for the Weekend Baseball Warrior

Smart food choices and proper hydration can enhance reaction time, focus and stamina to give a competitive edge on the field.

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

Supplements and Ergogenic Aids for Athletes

All sorts of dietary supplements claim to make you faster, stronger, more energized and slimmer, but effectiveness and safety do not have to be confirmed before supplements hit store shelves.

Latest Articles

  • Fueling Your Workout

    Caffeine and Exercise

    Sarene Alsharif, MPH

    Caffeine improves both endurance and resistance training. Used properly and within the recommended amounts, caffeine can have positive outcomes when used before exercise. Read More

  • Hydrate Right

    Exercise Safely in Hot Weather

    Jill Kohn, MS, RDN, LDN

    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. Read More

  • Fueling Your Workout

    Tips for Fueling Up on the Go

    Sharon Denny, MS, RDN

    Make sure your body has the fuel it needs whether you are traveling with a sports team, going straight from school or work to practice or simply looking to catch a good workout while on vacation. Read More