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.

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.

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    Basics of Carb-Loading for Sports Performance

    Christopher Solga, MS, RDN

    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. Read More

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    Monique Ryan, MS, RD, CSSD, LDN

    Early in the morning, during lunchtime or evening — runners always need to navigate the balance of run times with meal timing to maintain a placid stomach, prevent hunger and boost energy. Read More

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    Water is one of the body's most essential nutrients. People may survive six weeks without any food, but they couldn't live more than a week or so without water. Read More