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If you want to become a better dancer, nurture your values instead of manipulating your weight

Welcome 2020 This time of the year we see a lot of #NewYearNewMe, most of them focusing on weight loss and dieting. If you've always set such goals for your New Year's resolution, have a re-think. If diets worked and manipulating your body was comfortable for you, then why do you end up setting the… Continue reading If you want to become a better dancer, nurture your values instead of manipulating your weight

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There's Nothing Wrong with Eating More this Holiday

One week countdown to Christmas begins. School's over and it's time to enjoy the Summer break! But what gets in the way of relaxing and having fun is... Dieting. "How to make up for eating too much over Christmas" "Best foods to shed kilo's for your holiday" "Diet starts from Boxing Day" Those are just… Continue reading There's Nothing Wrong with Eating More this Holiday

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Iron Deficiency in Dancers

Iron is probably the most well-known micronutrient, and it doesn't hurt to consolidate your understanding on this because without enough iron, your physical performance can be impaired. Treatment and Prevention of iron deficiency is often not difficult, and involves ensuring adequate intake from foods.

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Q&A: Should dancers fast?

This article is to answer a question I received on Instagram.   Q: I heard fasting is good for you, but is it recommended for dancers?   A: My answer is no. Fasting isn't a great thing to do for your body as a dancer, especially if you're in intense training.   Your body naturally… Continue reading Q&A: Should dancers fast?

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Dance Nutrition 101 – Breakfast can help you dance better

  Of all the things said about food and nutrition, having breakfast well before your morning class can truly help you dance better. It doesn't have to be a fancy green smoothie (sure can if you like that!) A classic PB&J sandwich, or oats/cereal with milk, can do its job.   Some things that my… Continue reading Dance Nutrition 101 – Breakfast can help you dance better

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Dance Nutrition 101 – A milkshake or a smoothie can be a useful snack

It's going to be another hot weekend they say.   The combination of the heatwave followed by rain and a sudden drop in temperature can definitely make things more challenging to adjust.   You may experience lower appetite because of the heat or simply just too tired with all the summer school lessons.   One… Continue reading Dance Nutrition 101 – A milkshake or a smoothie can be a useful snack