Archive for March, 2010

The Protein Needs Of Athletes

Wednesday, March 17th, 2010

Recommended protein intakes for athletes has been a controversial topic for decades. Some research has indicated that the protein requirements for athletes is just slightly higher than it is for sedentary individuals (1,2,3), while the results of other studies have indicated that athletes may have significantly higher protein requirements (4,5,6,7). In 1980 the American Dietetic Association maintained the position that athletes did not require additional protein, because the recommended daily allowance (RDA) (0.8 g/kg body weight) for that macronutrient included a safety margin of two standard deviations (6). (more…)

Aging & Balance – Fall Prevention

Monday, March 8th, 2010

More than one in three mature adults over the age of 65 falls at least once a year, and the risk of serious injury resulting from falls also increases with age. In fact, falls are the second leading cause of accidental death among mature adults. (more…)