Eat to Prevent Sports Injuries

Eat to Prevent Sports Injuries

If you compete at a high level, then you’ve likely had to deal with an injury, be it small and nagging or season-ending and significant. Regardless of its severity, there are common contributors that directly lead to most injuries. One of the main contributors is incomplete recovery from consecutive bouts of high-intensity training or competition. This scenario of incomplete recovery can result in subsequent underperformance and injury. However, proper nutrition is key to helping aid and quicken recovery. A second main contributor to sports injuries is free radicals and inflammation.
Quick steps for developing resilience in young athletes

Quick steps for developing resilience in young athletes

Listen – Disappointment is normal when faced with defeat. Celebrating a win is normal too. Let your young athletes experience the situation in the moment, but don’t allow them to catastrophize it. If they’re receptive, help them acknowledge any disappointment and accept their imperfection. Don’t criticize, offer advice or blame...
Why is resilience important in sports?

Why is resilience important in sports?

Failure can seem catastrophic. Magnifying or distorting fear of failure makes athletes, especially young, budding athletes, vulnerable to stress and anxiety. Overreacting to disappointment does too. Both can result in underperformance—exactly what they are trying to avoid! Thankfully, resilience isn’t a genetic trait. It’s a set of thoughts, behaviors and...
Are you a Resilient athlete?

Are you a Resilient athlete?

Well-rounded athletes can overcome adversity without breaking down emotionally or getting stuck in a negative mindset. They know how to manage negative thoughts, so that their performance isn’t influenced by anxiety, nervousness and stress...
Product Highlight: Chia seeds

Product Highlight: Chia seeds

Chia seeds may be little but they pack a mighty punch.These tiny seeds contain tons of nutrients that will help you to recover quicker and stay healthy! Chia seeds are high in: Polyunsaturated fat - helps to decrease inflammation caused by training/competition Fiber - helps keep your digestive system on...
Nutrition Tip: Healthy Fats

Nutrition Tip: Healthy Fats

Athletes should get 20-35% of their total calorie intake per day from fat.Not ALL fats are created equal though - this means that some fats are healthier than others.
Nutrition Tip: Nutrient Timing of Fats

Nutrition Tip: Nutrient Timing of Fats

Failing to plan is a plan to fail. Athletes who plan their meals and snacks for competition will have an advantage over their competitors. Today, lets focus on nutrient timing a.k.a the best time to eat protein, carbs, and fats for athletes.