A symbiotic relationship exists between you and your gut microbiome. Dancers who are struggling to balance their training efforts and/or build supportive fueling habits can also be impacting their gut microbiomes
Food shopping can feel overwhelming as post-pandemic prices have left many dancers struggling to budget for nourishing options. Organic foods are known to be more expensive than their nonorganic counterparts. But is organic essential?
Haley Hilton and registered dietitian Rachel Fine explore how to fuel the body to stay energized and focused for class and rehearsal.
Nutrients provide the power behind your dancing, and leafy greens are a versatile way to get many of the vitamins and minerals you need to maximize your performance, recovery and overall health.
Sleep is an essential tool for wellness and performance, and in the same way that you can use good nutrition to fuel your dancing, you can use it to enhance the quality of your sleep.
Dancers shouldn’t feel stressed or worried about eating cheese. Before you opt out of cheesy goodness, consider this: Association does not equal causation, and the research correlating cheese with heart disease was surely not conducted on active dancers.
Dancers know they need to eat well to fuel their performance. However, pervasive messages from diet culture, combined with dancers’ perfectionistic tendencies, often lead them to label certain foods as “bad.” In addition to damaging your overall relationship with food, dietitians say this habit could lead you to miss out on some real nutritional benefits. […]
You probably wouldn’t follow the cross-training regimen of a football player, or do the same stretches as a soccer star. So are sports supplements aimed at other athletes even useful for high-level dancers? To find out which ones could boost your performance—and which could actually tank your hard work—we spoke with two dancers-turned-dietitians. Protein Powder […]