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Why You Need Vitamin D in Your Diet

Vitamin D, the "sunshine vitamin," is an essential nutrient for healthy bodily function. Found in few food sources, it is fairly common to be defi...

Allergy Relief for the Spring Sports Season

No matter how strong you've become from your off-season weight training program, tiny airborne pollen from the blossoms of spring can knock you out...

5 Tips to Recover and Reenergize After a Long Season

Recharge your batteries after a long season. The constant routine of practices, games, tests and homework can take a toll on the body of a student-a...

Canned Foods That Boost Performance

When you are on the go and need a quick energy boost, it can be tempting to find the closest vending machine. Fortunately for your sake, you have ...

Natural Food and Beverage Choices for Athletes

In athletics, speed is key. But when it comes to nutrition, athletes who rely excessively on "quick" meals and beverages—e.g., fast food, energy b...

Feeling Sick? What to Eat to Maintain Strength, Speed Recovery and Meet Your Performance Goals

Did you catch the flu bug this season, or are you feeling under the weather? Just because you feel sick and can't play your sport doesn't mean you ...

Tips for Building Muscle and Staying Healthy During Cold and Flu Season

A nasty cold or flu can delay the progress of an off-season strength and conditioning program—or even worse, force you to miss valuable in-season ...

Why Figure Facts' Teens Nutrition App is Perfect for Young Athletes

During my years as a competitive high school athlete, I struggled to manage my weight due to changes in practice schedules and tournament participatio...

Healthy Recipes to Help Build Muscle

All the time spent strength training has made you a pro at navigating the gym. But finding your way around the kitchen is another story. You've read...

Don't Get Sidelined by a Cold: Tips for Boosting Immunity in Athletes

It's well known that regular exercise is a great immunity booster, so athletes who go way beyond regular exercise—into the realm of daily 6 a.m. p...