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.
As we enter the weekend of the National Eating Disorders Awareness Week, let us share with you why this topic is vital for dancers. Dancers are amazing human beings. You are perfectionistic with such eagerness to please others. You are selfless in the name of dance. You are so dedicated, hardworking, and often quite… Continue reading Come As You Are – Eating Disorder Awareness Week 2019
Your value as a dancer lies in being YOU. Losing weight doesn't automatically make you a better dancer. And this may be a challenging concept to acknowledge at first because of the limited dance-body ideals out there. But if you truly appreciate dance, you would know that ballet was never about thinness. It's… Continue reading Dance Nutrition 101 – Thinness does not define your worth as a dancer
Weight loss dieting is harmful for dancers and should never be recommended. Dancers with more disordered eating (dieting) behaviours have greater incident of injuries. When the majority of dancers are only getting approx. 20-30% of their energy and nutrition needs, this isn't surprising and it is very concerning. If we - that's… Continue reading Dance Nutrition 101 – Weight loss dieting is harmful for dancers
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
You can protect yourself from injuries by saying good-bye to diets