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.
What you need to know about Zinc deficiency in dancers (and how to prevent and treat it)
Dancers, Your body needs carbohydrate to function optimally. Carbohydrate will help keep you focused so you can work on refining the details in technique; give you stamina during lessons/rehearsals/shows; and help your body metabolise and utilise protein and other important nutrients to build a strong and resilient body. Bread, pasta, rice and potatoes… Continue reading Dance Nutrition 101 – Your Body Needs Carbohydrates
Whenever I mention Dancers Don't Diet, I'm asked more often than not the reason why I don't promote dieting in dancers. When people ask me this question I can see this speech bubble popping up above their head like that in a cartoon: "but don't dancers need to be thin to dance and so… Continue reading Why I don’t promote dieting in dancers
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?
The Diet Industry is full of clever people. Otherwise how can they create so many boohoo "diets" every season? One that I get asked a lot about is the detox/cleanse diet. Apparently these are meant to "reset your metabolism" by "getting rid of toxins" blah blah (according to websites and catalogues that promote these diets).… Continue reading On detox cleanse diets and how curious eating is much better for a dancer’s wellbeing
You can protect yourself from injuries by saying good-bye to diets