Should Dancers Try a Raw Food Diet?

The benefits of eating raw fruits and veggies are clear. The nutrients! The fiber! But can an all-raw diet be too much of a good thing? If you’re tempted to try the Instagram trend yourself, proceed with caution. “The evidence in favor of a raw diet is often anecdotal rather than researched,” says Chicago-based registered […]

Recovering From Injury? Avoid These 4 Diet Pitfalls

The bad news: “There’s so much about the healing process that dancers don’t have control over,” says registered dietitian nutritionist Tiffany Mendell. One notable exception? How dancers fuel and nourish their injured bodies. To help your body recover, avoid these four common nutritional mistakes. DON’T Eat Too Little In an effort to avoid gaining weight, many […]

Dietitian-Recommended Instagram Accounts For Dancers to Follow

Social media is brimming with nutrition advice. But not all of the information is useful—or even safe. Dancers hoping to pick up health-boosting tips on Instagram and other platforms need to make sure they’re listening to the right voices. To help you curate your feed, Dance Magazine asked three experts to shout out a few […]

Try This Shortcake Recipe From a Broadway Dancer–Turned–Pastry Chef

Growing up on a farm in Canada, eating meals made from scratch, Steve Konopelski assumed every family always had fresh baked bread and homemade jams. “Baking was second-nature to me,” he says. “I found it very comforting.” He started dancing at 8, and trained at the Royal Winnipeg Ballet School for three years at the […]

Should Dancers Try Intuitive Eating?

It sounds easy: Eat when you’re hungry and stop when you’re full. This is the straightforward philosophy behind intuitive eating. But when a multitrillion dollar wellness industry is paired with the stringent and often unrealistic demands of the dance industry, listening to your body can become fraught. We know that dieting can lead to feelings […]

Virtual Cook-Along: Join April Cover Star Pam Tanowitz in the Kitchen

You’ve seen her choreography, but have you tried her turkey chili? On April 29, at 5 pm Eastern, Dance Magazine‘s April cover star Pam Tanowitz will take us inside her kitchen to share her signature recipe on Dance Media Live!—and you’re invited to follow along at home and cook it yourself as she takes us […]

These Foods Can Help You Build Stronger Bones

What supports the framework for a healthy dancer? Strong bones. Our bone density is determined by the amount of minerals available within our bones. Those like calcium make up much of our bone mass, and the more of it we have, the stronger our bones are. From our teenage years and well into our late […]

5 Healthy Hot Drinks to Warm You Up This Winter

When the weather outside is frightful, it’s only natural to reach for a steaming cup of something delicious. The right hot drinks can hydrate you and provide bonus nutri­ents to support your hardworking dancer body—all while keeping you warm and toasty. Green Tea Green tea—and, to a lesser extent, black tea—is rich in compounds that […]

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