We often associate food with our abilities on stage: strength, mental clarity, and endurance are just some of the performance benefits of a balanced plate. But what about the impact of sleep on our performance potential? An insufficient night of ZzZz can have detrimental effects on our well-being. In fact, certain foods and even day-to-day habits can significantly hinder or enhance our sleep quality. What Defines Sleep Quality? Two variables lay the foundation for measuring sleep quality. These are: The…
Though “tips for gaining weight” is probably not the most searched question on Google, for a handful of dancers, weight gain is a necessary step towards a stronger and injury-free performance. Let’s discuss my favorite tips for a healthy weight gain!
I often discuss the importance of abundance and variety throughout a dancer’s day. Three balanced meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) help to build the basic framework for any dancer’s fueling plan, and most often, adding 1, 2, or even 3 snacks to the mix is essential to sustain a dancer’s energy for busier days. However, busy schedules filled with classes and back-to-back rehearsals can make this an impractical goal.
I am so excited to introduce you to the newest students of the TTP team! Caitlin and Abby are both former dancers turned dietetic majors. Both Caitlin and Abby cannot wait to share their favorite tips and experiences on DanceNutrition.com!
Periods are a pain… literally. But is it normal for female dancers to have an irregular (or even nonexistent) cycle? No. It might be common, but irregular and/or nonexistent periods can be a sign of a more significant medical issue. There are two types of “missing periods.” The first is a delayed onset of menstruation, also known as primary amenorrhea. The second and, for the purpose of this article, more concerning type is secondary amenorrhea. Secondary amenorrhea results in women…
Our thoughts, emotions, and experiences each play a role in our decision-making. If you’re looking to move closer to a place of self-love, then sign up for my 5 Days To Body Confidence Challenge. You’ll join hundreds of dancers who are making strides towards body acceptance. And last, don’t forget to share your favorite positive affirmations in the comments below!
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