Fuel your body to recover faster and prevent unwanted weight gain while maintaining muscle mass!
Did you know >3.5 million injuries occur each year in teenagers 14 and under? Two million of those sport injuries occur in just high school aged kids each year. This results in ~500,000 doctor visits! Although there’s not a ton of data on sport injuries in adults, a recent study revealed 642 of 3,498 adults reported a sport injury in the past year. If we’re considering non sport-related injuries, the number is even higher. If you’re reading this, you probably have a sport injury and this isn’t new news.
We won’t go much into concussions in this blog post. If you want more information on that you can check out my blog, “Concussions and Athletes.” However, here are some quick stats on concussions:
According to CDC, 50% of all injuries are preventable and one of those ways is through proper sports nutrition!
There are essentially 3 phases of an injury. Let’s explore what happens in each:
Now, there’s a little bit of a debate on whether or not inflammation is good or bad. I won’t get into the nitty gritty details of that. However, as a general rule, a little inflammation is ok- like after a workout. Your body can actually adapt to this and it can help with muscle protein synthesis, given that you are eating. A lot of inflammation and prolonged inflammation is not so good. This is what you get after an injury.
Why is injury inflammation bad and workout inflammation ok? In short, prolonged inflammation and pain can lead to atrophy of the muscle. That means muscle loss. So basically after an injury, you’re returning weaker than you were previously. That’s not good for performance!
There are several goals to focus on when it comes to nutrition for sport injuries:
So how do we accomplish all of these goals? A good sports nutrition plan! What you need to eat actually depends on what type of injury you experienced. However, a quality overall diet is of the utmost importance. If you are not stocking up on healthy, nutrient dense foods throughout the day, then your ability to recover will be much harder. I suggest checking out my new online course, Recharge Your Health! It will teach you everything you need to know about fueling your body properly for your activity level.
Soft tissues include muscles, tendons and ligaments. Tendons and ligaments provide structural stability to joints and serve as the connections between muscles, cartilage and bones. Injuries can be acute (trauma) or chronic (overuse). Here’s what you need to do:
Bone and joint injuries can be acute (trauma) or chronic (stress fracture). Here’s what to include in your diet:
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