7 Tips to Fueling Athletes Who Compete All Day

7 Tips to Fueling Athletes Who Compete All Day

Subscribe to the WINforum Blog via Email Email Address When you have an athlete who competes in day long events like swim meets, tennis matches, soccer tournaments, and the like, you have to be prepared. The last thing you want is for your athlete eating candy out of the concession stand! You can help your […]

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Snacking for the Guys

Snacking for the Guys

Subscribe to the WINforum Blog via Email Email Address RDs interviewed by Today’s Dietitian say healthful snacking boosts metabolism, reduces hunger, and provides vital nutrients between meals. Whether it’s a bag of chips, a sleeve of cookies, or nothing at all, most male [clients] can use some education on the topic of smarter snacking. And […]

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How to Fuel on a Budget

Subscribe to the WINforum Blog via Email Email Address Competitive running or cycling is about focus. The finish line. Eye on the prize. No room for distraction. Training for a race is no different. But the body needs nutrients when in training, and if those nutrients are costly—and many of them are—that expense can prey […]

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Short and Sweet: Electrolytes Explained

Short and Sweet: Electrolytes Explained

Subscribe to the WINforum Blog via Email Email Address You’ve heard us, coaches, trainers, and articles upon articles tell you that it’s important to replace lost electrolytes, especially after a long workout or a workout completed in the heat.  But do you know what those electrolytes like sodium, chloride, potassium, calcium, and magnesium do?  Here’s […]

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Q&A: Cross Country Nutrition

Q&A: Cross Country Nutrition

Subscribe to the WINforum Blog via Email Email Address Nutrition is one of the most modifiable and controllable factors in athletic success, but too often it ‘s also the most ignored. Paying special attention to good sports nutrition, especially starting at a young age, may be the key to reaching new heights. The following are […]

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Nutrition Troubleshooting

Subscribe to the WINforum Blog via Email Email Address Ever run into a problem and wonder why it’s happening?  Cramps? Excessive weight gain? Fatigue? Nutrition, as we all know, can play a big part in how we feel when we train.     There are dozens of different types of dietary deficiencies, excesses and other […]

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Do Athletes Have Special Nutrient Needs?

Subscribe to the WINforum Blog via Email Email Address Increased physical activity increases some of your food needs. You require more energy, water, and possibly salt (sodium chloride). An athletic teenage boy may need 5,000 calories a day, compared to the 3,000 calories required daily by his nonathletic friends. By taking extra servings of foods […]

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Q&A: Is homemade chocolate milk as effective for recovery as store-bought?

Q&A: Is homemade chocolate milk as effective for recovery as store-bought?

Subscribe to the WINforum Blog via Email Email Address By Kristi Tamaki, RD / WINForum ContributorWe have been wondering for some time now if making our own chocolate milk – from either a chocolate milk powder or chocolate syrup– proves just as effective for recovery as the store-bought, pre-made versions. For some reason or another, […]

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Hydration For Your Sport

Hydration For Your Sport

Subscribe to the WINforum Blog via Email Email Address Learn the best way to hydrate with this mini game that requires you to answer sport-specific questions like, “Two to three hours before exercise I drink…” or “If you have to cut your weight for a ‘weigh in,’ you can safely dehydrate and re-hydrate without compromising […]

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What to Look For in a Sports Drink Label

What to Look For in a Sports Drink Label

Subscribe to the WINforum Blog via Email Email Address Looking for a simple guide that let’s you know what to look for in a sports drink?  This one from Iowa State University Extension services is easy to follow and explains why paying attention to these labels is important.First, we look at electrolytes — sodium and […]

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