The Soccer Tournament Nutrition Checklist
Soccer tournaments present unique demands on your body that require you to plan and prepare above and beyond what you normally would for a 90-minute game. Players have to be [...]
Feed for Speed: 5 Foods and Supplements That Make You Faster
There are no real shortcuts if you want to get faster—you have to work hard and a dedicate yourself to training the right way. That said, there are things you [...]
Why Are People Drinking Charcoal?
"Go chug some charcoal" sounds more like a G-rated insult than a legitimate nutrition instruction. But believe it or not, charcoal has become the newest trendy juice and smoothie ingredient. [...]
Why Every Athlete Should Drink Tea
Quick, what’s the most popular drink in the world behind water? Coffee? Juice? Milk? Soda? Nope—it’s tea. Tea is the second most consumed beverage in the world, and its popularity [...]
Macronutrients, Part I: Carbohydrates
What Are Carbohydrates: What You Need to Know Macronutrients are nutrients that are required in large amounts for the body to function daily. This...
Pre-Game Nutrition: What to Eat Before You Compete
Athletes are always told to "eat well" the day before and day of a competition so that they have energy to spare for the intense physical activity they...
This Ebola Treatment Sounds a Lot Like Your Sports Drink
If you’ve been following news of the recent Ebola outbreak, you’ve doubtless heard how important hydration is to those infected with the virus. But you might not know that one of [...]
5 Great Fitness Gifts For the Gym Rat in Your Life
Is there a special someone who is dedicated to fitness? Do you always having trouble find the perfect gift during a birthday or the Holidays? If the...
Grab the Salt Shaker: Why Athletes Need to Eat More Sodium
Public health officials have declared low sodium intake helps lower blood pressure and is essential to living a healthy lifestyle. But what about...
Survive Two-a-Days With 5 Fueling Tips From the Houston Texans
Summer is the hottest time of year, which makes it a less-than-ideal time for the longest, hardest practices you’ll face. But that’s the reality for fall sport athletes everywhere. To [...]