Diet for Dancers with Natasha Sheehan The question of proper diet for dancers comes up quite often. What exactly should you be eating? The answer is unfortunately quite complex as the same foods do not work for all dancers. One
Diet for Dancers One of the most common questions I get from dancers is what should I eat? While it’s so hard to give blanketed recommendations when it comes to nutrition, there are some overall recommendations that could serve you.
Nutrition education: The Missing Gap in a Dancer’s Training by Leah Brandstetter, The Whole Dancer Intern Aspiring professional dancers go through a lot of training–technique classes, variations, pointe, pas de deux, conditioning, pilates, contemporary, private lessons/coaching, summer intensives…all to become
Splendid Spoon Magic For dancers, some of the most common questions are about meal prep, quick meals and short cuts to healthy eating. I’m all about making healthy eating as simple as possible. There are times when it’s really just
Natasha Sheehan, dancer with San Francisco Ballet, has created a beautiful online presence that demonstrates just how healthy and balanced professional ballerina’s can be. Her outlook is informed and lovely and worth emulating. She spent a lot of time learning
Poor Diet and Injuries in Dancers Part 1 of the Nutrition in Dancers Study by Leah Brandstetter – The Whole Dancer Intern The training required to become a professional ballet dancer is rigorous. Competition is fierce, even while training, and
Interviewing Jenelle Manzi of New York City Ballet and hearing her approach to indulgent foods was so inspiring. It is possible to eat sweets especially when you make them “indulgent AND functional”. Sweets that can help your body and dancing?
Pumpkin Muffins by Robyn Jutsum Here’s my recipe for pumpkin bran muffins with oatmeal crumble (inspired by “Joy of Cooking” pumpkin muffins and “Baked” pumpkin chocolate chip bread): For the Muffins: 1 cup of canned pumpkin puree 2 large brown
Salads can be healthy, however, by now you’ve probably learned that they can also be quite unhealthy. A salad can be a great meal option but you have to make it well rounded. If you make a salad full of
One of my absolute favorite concepts in nutrition is that of “bio-individuality”. It’s the idea that because we are all so very different from our genetic makeup to our lifestyles and physiology that there’s no one – size fits all