Often times it seems like gameday preparation is focused on many “tangible” areas. Skills that can be learned and honed on the practice field. The amount of work the athletes put in while in the weight room is supposed to correlate with athletic performance. Spending time in the athletic training room is supposed to cure all that ails you. However, it is the nutrition piece of the puzzle that is quite often missing. Student athletes of all ages and skill levels lead busy and demanding lives and eating well is not always a priority. It is our belief that nutrition is an extremely important part of the training and competition schedule and should be treated as such. With that in mind, we would like to re-introduce (or introduce if you are new to here) to our good friend Dawn Weatherwax-Fall. Dawn owns and operates the site www.sn2g.com and also speaks on a variety of topics in the nutrition field to various groups and writes for many national publications. She is also a consultant for our athletes here at Wright State University and we are very fortunate to be able to have her in our corner. Her latest post is something that should pique all athletes interest. In it, she states how proper nutrition can help increase and improve performance up to 15%.  A link is provided below and I would encourage everyone to give it a look, you never know what you might find  that can help you perform your best.

As always, we would love to hear what you think of this or any post on our blog.



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  1. The importance of nutrition cannot be emphasized enough. It relates to your academic performance as well. A diet high in fat, carbs and lacking vegetables/fruits will not provide your mind the proper nutrition to function optimally. Your ability to concentrate and stay focused will suffer. As a student athlete, you’re already fatigued when you sit down to study at night. Be sure to feed your brain and your body properly.

  2. Marshall,
    Thank you for your comment. We agree, the demands that are placed upon the student-athletes can really begin to take their toll on the physical, mental, and social aspects of their lives. Nutrition is often one of the areas that is sacrificed, but we hope they will begin to take another look at that area and realize the benefits of healty, smart eating.

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