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Topics of Hydration and Nutrition Recovery

February 12, 2015

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Contributed by Dr. Jon Herting We all know that preventing dehydration and eating properly are an imperative aspect of optimal performance and recovery from exercise. Exercise will deplete both your hydration status and your energy stores, while breaking down your muscle. This is why it is imperative that the athlete replace this fuel to aid […]

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Are we ruining our kids?

April 16, 2014

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Contributed by Jon Herting, PT, DPT, CSCS In an effort to continue to share articles that I come across I thought that I would share this article from November of last year that was posted on CBS News. If you saw this article then it should serve as a good reminder. If not, then it […]

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Making Gains — 25 suggestions on how to healthfully gain weight

November 20, 2013

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Contributed by sports nutrition expert Jenna Stranzl, http://jennastranzl.com.     Pizza.  Burgers.  Candy bars.  Cheesesteaks.  Whole milk.  Have you ever tried any of these strategies to gain weight?  Some of you may want to throw darts at this post because you would do anything to have this problem – gaining weight.  For many athletes or […]

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10 Simple Evening Snacks Suggestions for an Athlete

October 30, 2013

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Contributed by sports nutrition expert Jenna Stranzl, http://jennastranzl.com/. As an athlete, it is important to fuel your body every 3-4 hours.  This is much different than the saying “You shouldn’t eat anything beyond 7PM.”  Choosing a balanced evening snack is to your advantage because of the body’s demands as an athlete.  For example, it is essential as an […]

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Water Actually Works. Fancy That.

September 11, 2013

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Contributed by Jenna Stranzl, RD, CISSN (http://jennastranzl.com/) What I am about to say may rock your world. I admit, I am a dietitian that does not like water. And I know – I will die of dehydration if I do not drink it. If I dropped us all off on a deserted island and there […]

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Simple Goals: Fueling Properly for Camps, Tournaments, & Workouts Under the Summer Sun

August 7, 2013

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  Contributed by Jenna Stranzl RD, CISSN (http://jennastranzl.com) The moment you start to feel shaky during a shift, practice, at-bat, or stint on the tennis court, is an indication of inadequate fueling to your central nervous system. Going through long gaps without feeding your body can make you under-fueled not only for that very day, […]

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The 10 Keys to Keeping your Youth Athlete Healthy – Part 2

July 10, 2013

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Contributed by Jon Herting, PT, DPT, CSCS 1. Foster relationships with people who influence your child’s athletic development. More importantly foster relationships with your child. Get to know your child’s coaches, trainers, rehab specialists, etc. and foster an open forum to discuss your child’s progress. Do not be afraid to ask questions but also do place […]

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The 10 Keys to Keeping your Youth Athlete Healthy – Part 1

July 3, 2013

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Contributed by Jon Herting, PT, DPT, CSCS 1. Sleep Sleep is the body’s primary time to recoup and regenerate and adolescents is a time when we need sleep the most. Have you ever noticed how your preteen or teenager is staying up late and then sleeping in late? There is a physiological reason for this. […]

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