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Nutrition for Little Ballerinas

Nutrition for Young Dancers

Feeding growing young women for success and good health By Emily C. Harrison MS, RD, LD of Dance Informa and DancerNutrition.com. As a nutritionist and former professional dancer, I am acutely aware of how food choices affect growth, cognitive functioning, …

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Nutrition for the New Year: Small Changes = Big Impact

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The dancer’s dietitian shares her top ways to get to a healthy weight without going hungry. By Emily C. Harrison MS, RD, LD of Dance Informa and DancerNutrition.com. Too often people start off the New Year with plans for big, …

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Understanding Yoga for Dancers

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By Katherine Moore of Dance Informa. It seems that everyone is doing yoga these days, and dancers are no exception. In New York City, yoga studios are cropping up on every corner, offering a myriad of class options and styles, …

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Foods to Build Long Lean Muscles

Long, lean dancer muscles

By Emily C. Harrison MS, RD, LD for Dance Informa. One of the defining characteristics of a dancer’s body is well defined muscles.  The waif like look of the 80’s has evolved into a more diverse, athletic, toned body shape. …

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Can diet help you remember choreography?

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By Emily C. Harrison MS, RD, LD for Dance Informa. One of the many things I wish I had understood better when I was a professional dancer was the role of nutrition in memory and quick learning. Being labeled a …

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Why Warm Up and Cool Down?

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By Emily Yewell Volin of Dance Informa. Warm-up, stretch, strengthen, cool down and repeat – these are all necessary components of a dancer’s day. The objective is to maximize the impact of these specialized tasks, control the body’s response to …

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5 Foods That Dancers Must Eat

5 Foods That Dancers Must Eat

By Emily C. Harrison MS, RD, LD for Dance Informa Dancers are performing athletes. As a former professional ballet dancer myself, I wish I had better understood what a big impact eating good food can have on performance, risk for …

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The Dangers of Dancing Barefoot

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By Stephanie Wolf of Dance Informa. Dancing barefoot can be a wonderful sensation for a dancer, enabling one to feel more connected to the floor as well as show off articulation that can sometimes be masked by shoes. However, dancing …

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Drinks that Dancers Should Avoid

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By Emily C. Harrison MS, RD, LD for Dance Informa. Dancing is thirsty work! We all know that hydration is important, but you shouldn’t drink just anything. If you’re serious about your dancing and your health it’s important to select …

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