Healthy eating

Healthy eating, nutrition and eating disorders

 

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Bone

Bone health: the following article provides useful information about the importance of maintaining adequate calcium levels to avoid bone disease. The IADMS paper looks more deeply into the subject matter.

Bone Health and Female Dancers: Physical and Nutritional Guidelines

Poor nutrition and eating habits combined with excessive training can lead to hormonal imbalances and menstrual problems in female dancers, which frequently lead to diminished bone mineral density and its associated problems. This paper contains...

Feed your Skeleton

Bone health: the following article provides useful information about the importance of maintaining adequate calcium levels to avoid bone disease. The IADMS paper looks more deeply into the subject matter. ...

Fluids for dancers

Sweating may be an inconvenience but there are very good reasons why you sweat! It’s vital to replace the fluids you lose if you do not want your dancing to be adversely affected.

Food for thought

This article explores anorexia nervosa and what places dancers at greater risk of this disorder. This is something which can affect young musicians as well as dancers.

Good Nutrition for Dancers

Good nutrition improves recovery from the strains training makes on muscles, joints and bones; increases energy, focus and concentration; prevents injury and fatigue; and supports a long healthy career in dance.

Nutrition Fact Sheet: Fueling the Dancer

Learn how to get the energy you need for dance training through eating a balanced diet.

Nutrition for dancers

To perform at your best as a dancer you need to have the right amount of 'fuel' on board for classes, rehearsals and performances. A healthy diet will optimise your energy stores, enable you to train effectively and allow your immune system to...

Puberty and eating disorders

Eating disorders: this is something which can affect young musicians as well as dancers. beat (beating eating disorders) offers many support resources such as information sheets which include a guide...

Sensible eating for performers: Finding a healthy balance with the food you eat

Useful information and advice on achieving a balanced diet and eating regularly, despite the challenges of long hours, rehearsal schedules and tours.

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