Winter school holiday is about to start (or have started already for the lucky ones!) and you're mostly likely going to attend holiday workshops. A full day of dancing, great! Let's make the most out of it by fuelling and nourishing enough. I want to focus on snacks this time because… Continue reading Snacking on holiday workshops
It's challenging to eat enough than not in dance. In fact, you probably won't realise the importance of eating enough until you actually eat enough consistently and experience that great recovery and feeling energised each lesson. When your body receives adequate (=enough) food to fuel your body, it can execute more power, increase endurance,… Continue reading “Am I eating enough?”
In one of the most recent workshops we had, students jot down the first word(s) that came to mind to define what makes a dancer healthy. They did this right at the beginning of the workshop and at the end. And the words that came out was great. Words that came out at the beginning… Continue reading What makes a Healthy Dancer?
You could be enjoying a glass of milk, a tub of yoghurt, a few slices of cheese, and even sardines with bones. And yet you may be suffering from repeated fractures. Why? That's what we're going to talk about today - a particular issue common among dancers. (If you haven't read… Continue reading There’s more to Bone Health than just Calcium
Gut health is a trending hot topic. It has been so for the last few years. Is it relevant to dancers? Oh, definitely! If you have a healthy gut then you can minimise the negative effects of strenuous training, promote adequate and timely recovery, and keep yourself strong both physically and mentally.… Continue reading A Dancer’s Guide to Gut Health
There's nothing more upsetting than suffering an injury in dance, especially right before an important show or an audition. Recovery feels like a never ending road because the injury challenges you both physically and mentally. It's heart-breaking for me to see you suffer and that's why I talk about nourishment and adequate fuelling to… Continue reading Nutrition for Healing – A step by step guide summary
You can protect yourself from injuries by saying good-bye to diets
Dancer's health comes first. How else are you going to dance without a solid base?
Have you ever felt light-headed, dizzy, or just not at your best during class in Summer, for no particular reason? Because the reason behind it can be as simple as dehydration. As a dancer you want to keep well-hydrated because with dehydration comes fatigue, cramps, and disrupted concentration. If it's severe then you may… Continue reading Dancer’s Hydration Guide for Summer
Which of these do you need as a dancer - a body that is thin, or a body that can dance? This was the question I put forward to the few hundred audiences at the Dancers Life Support's event on the 8th of Jan. Amongst them were young dance students, pre-professional/professional/ex dancers,… Continue reading Mind and Body Nutrition for Dancers – seminar recap