All That Is Sports Nutrition
Post related to the science and news of sports nutrition and practice of Sports RD (www.sportsrd.org). By Dave Ellis, RD, CSCS (www.daveellisbio.com). Lots…
Scholarship induced poverty kicks in the minute full-ride student athletes move off campus as the real cost of feeding and housing are not covered based on the NCAA rules that govern use of living on campus for calculating scholarship values. Selling drugs is no excuse for anyone to resolve poverty, but if your parents can't cover the gap and you come from a socioeconomic background where hustling drugs was commonplace.... sad but a true reality that must be addressed.
The NCAA is about to consider deregulating feeding rules so we can take care of your student athletes during the grind of their collegiate careers. Good read on the subject on pages 64-66 of the October edition of Athletic Business Magazine. If you are the parent of a prospective college athletic roster make sure you ask them what their plans are to ramp up feeding when deregulation is passed. If they just shrug their shoulders, smile and move on!
Story in NFL Players Association magazine (Pro Player Insiders) on how frame size factors into weight carrying capacity as the league is moving towards more no huddle offenses and playing leaner and lighter on both sides of the ball. Assessment of individualized weight carrying capacity in males athletes is one of the things I specialize in that was born our of advocacy for the athlete to minimize unreasonable demands that led to health risk.
Part of the conclusion from the full text journal article for all who were wondering... There is no evidence to suggest that following a gluten-free diet has any significant benefits in the general population. Indeed, there is some evidence to suggest that a gluten-free diet may adversely affect gut health in those without celiac disease or gluten sensitivity.31 Additional research is needed to clarify the health effects of gluten, and potential consequences of avoiding gluten-containing grains.
Number of full-time Sports RDs has doubled in the last two years and will hopefully double again in the next two years. A key role that Sports RDs play with teams is that of Food and Supplement Security which revolves around eliminating exposure of adulterants in food and dietary supplements. This is a big problem with the global supply chain that feeds into processed foods and dietary supplements. Along the way we pick up heavy metals, pesticide residues, pathogens and banned substances.
Is it possible that waiting tables or being a cook in a busy restaurant is the best training for the mental adaptability and dealing with the unexpected? Even the paper route back in Jr. HS has some value when it came to time management and coping skills. One thing is for sure. GenY can play a mean video game, but they are a decade plus behind on some of the exposures that will distinguish them in the workforce. Get out of the basement and make eye contact with someone before it's too late