Dancers’ Top 5 Diet Mistakes

Dancers’ Top 5 Diet Mistakes

Pointe spoke with Roberta Anding, sports dietitian for Houston Ballet, about the biggest nutrition mistakes dancers don’t realize they’re making. 1. Being afraid of foods that are filling or cause temporary bloating. Nutrient-dense, moderate-calorie foods,...
Ask Amy: Aug/Sept 2009

Ask Amy: Aug/Sept 2009

I’m so slow at picking up combinations. Are there any tricks? —Brittany, Georgia I used to have a hard time, too. My mind wandered while my teacher demonstrated. Try standing in the first spot at the barre. With no one to follow, you’ll be forced to practice relying...
Even Happier Holidays

Even Happier Holidays

Gobble down your Thanksgiving feast guilt-free this year. Researchers from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, recently found that women who performed moderate-intensity cardio exercise before overeating actually increased their metabolism. Instead of turning into...
Ask Amy: Aug/Sept 2009

Real Life Dance: Eat To Dance

With so much information on nutrition out there, deciding on what constitutes a healthy diet can be a little confusing, especially for dancers who need to consume enough food to fuel a day of dancing. The effect of too little nourishment can become evident early in...
Ask Amy: Aug/Sept 2009

Running Stabilizes Your Appetite

Want to keep your appetite in check? Start running. Even though exercise often makes us hungrier, certain types of workouts appear to increase hormones that cue us stop eating once our bodies have enough fuel. A study done at the University of Wyoming last year found...