Nutrition Myths – Fasting

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Nutrition Myths – Fasting

By TrueSport
For young teenagers, diet culture is hard to avoid. Whether they hear about a new fad from friends or read about a new diet trend in a health magazine, there’s often pressure to have some kind of stance on food.

Hydration Tips for Competing in Higher Altitudes

By TrueSport
If your team has a hefty travel schedule and you regularly compete in cities that are more than 3,000 feet above sea level, you may be concerned about how to ensure your sea-level-dwelling athletes are prepared for the higher altitudes.

Supplement Series Part Four: What supplements should I avoid?

By TrueSport
Now that you know supplements are regulated post-market, you’re probably aware that all supplements are not created equal. Some are manufactured in safe environments with high quality control standards and then tested and certified by independent certification companies. But others are manufactured in ways that allow for both accidental and intentional contamination.

Video: The Art of Controlling Emotions

The idea of controlling emotions seems impossible to some athletes. They believe their feelings of anger or frustration are the direct result of the
events around them, and therefore out of their control.

Supplement Series Part Two: Is it risky to use supplements?

By TrueSport
Did you know supplements aren’t regulated like medications? Did you know that a ‘natural’ supplement doesn’t mean a safer supplement? Did you know that you can’t trust supplement labels? Due to post-market regulation, all supplements come with some amount of risk, which you can learn more about below.

How to Help Athletes Maintain a Positive Body Image After Sport

By TrueSport
When a competitive athlete leaves sport, permanently or briefly to recover from an injury or pursue another activity, it’s normal to feel a mixture of emotions.

Top 3 Nutrient Deficiencies in Teens

By TrueSport
Your young athlete works hard on the field, at practice, in training, and at school—which means their bodies need proper nutrients and fuel to keep up. But with so much going on, it can be hard to prioritize a healthy nutrition plan and that can sometimes lead to certain nutrient deficiencies.

7 Things to Know About Disordered Eating

By TrueSport
Disordered eating covers a large amount of dieting and exercising behaviors—and while it may not be as severe as a full-blown eating disorder, it can seriously affect a young athlete’s health in the short and long term.

Supplement Series Part One: What is a Supplement?

By TrueSport
Many athletes believe they need dietary supplements to perform at their best, but what do you think? Is this trust deserved? While it’s true that some supplements can be helpful in some circumstances, often, the benefits and safety of supplements are overestimated.

How to Regulate and Manage ALL Emotions

By TrueSport
As the parent of a young athlete, you’re probably used to seeing a whole range of emotions, from wild joy to intense anger to devastating sadness. While it’s tempting to try to help your athlete ditch the anger and sadness, it’s actually more important that you let your athlete experience, understand, and move through their range of emotions.