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Best Foot Forward

By Blessyl Buan

In the November/December 2017 issue of The Dance Current Dr. Blessyl Buan offers an article about prevent foot injury and pain – “Put Your Best Foot Forward.” The following are her accompanying tips for dancers.

 
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5 Tips for Hand Articulation

By Darryl Tracy

In anticipation of our September/October 2017 issue, we offer a companion piece to Darryl Tracy’s article “Hands in Motion: Curiosity, receptivity and expressivity.”

Je-An Salas Leavens / Photo by Jillian Vanstone
 
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Exercises for the Postpartum Period

By Blessyl Buan

Je-An Salas Leavens recommends the following exercises during the postpartum period.

 
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Strength and Flexibility: Alyssa Martin’s Warm-Up

By Blessyl Buan

Alyssa Martin’s Warm-Up

 
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Workshop Tips

We asked our Facebook followers what special tricks and tips they have for surviving summer intensives. This is what the seasoned pros recommend.

 
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Spring Vegetables And Why You Need Them

By Sarah Maughan

As the weather gets warmer, you naturally crave fresh produce and cooling foods with more water content. There are a few constants amongst veggies that are local in May and June – many of them are green in colour and rich in vitamin K and there are also a few that are rich in omega-3 fatty acids. So why are vitamin K, folate and omega-3 fatty acids important for dancers?

 
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Protein Powder

By Sarah Maughan

You’ve just completed a workout, and your muscles are exhausted. Protein is essential to your recovery so consider incorporating a protein powder into your diet.

 
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How to Beat the Cold

By Sarah Maughan

Feel a cold coming on? It’s the season for runny noses, colds and flus, which can affect performance and training. The next time you feel the signs of a cold coming your way, fight back with these handy tips.

 
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Crazy Granola

By Sarah Maughan

As we head into the cooler autumn months, you’re probably growing sick of breakfast smoothies and craving comfort food. Instead of grabbing bagels and muffins, I recommend satisfying some of these cravings through nutrient-rich and protein-packed granola.

 
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Refreshing Avocado Lime Vinaigrette

By Sarah Maughan

A 2008 study revealed that consumption of avocado oil over a six-month period significantly reduced the pain and inflammation associated with arthritis.

 
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High-Protein Snack

By Sarah Maughan

Dance and circus performance require a good balance between fuelling carbohydrates and strengthening proteins.

 
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Easy-To-Digest Meal

By Sarah Maughan

To avoid experiencing gas and bloating while preparing for dancing nude, or nearly nude, eat foods that easily pass through the digestive tract.

 
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Apple Walnut Muffins

By Blessyl Buan, Sarah Maughan

This healthy recipe for delicious apple walnut muffins requires absolutely no butter.

 
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Conquering Jet Lag

By Dr. Millie Lytle

Melatonin is a natural hormone produced in the pineal gland of mammalian brains as part of the endocrine system. Production of melatonin is hampered by travel, irregular sleep patterns and more.

 
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Food Combining for Performance

By Dr. Millie Lytle

When and what to eat are tricky questions for many people – magnified if you’re a dancer. Rather than blindly grabbing a banana whenever you can fit it in, strategically focus on combining foods that enhance performance and recovery.

 
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The Pros and Cons of Milk

By Dr. Millie Lytle

Though dairy cow products contain good nutrition, they are also potentially problematic.

 
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Summer Re-charge: Muscle Recovery After a Workout or Performance

By Dr. Millie Lytle

Summer is a great time to fine tune the way you replenish your body’s nutrients after a work out or performance.

 
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Strength in Tradition

By Dr. Millie Lytle

Traditional medicine has a long and heterogeneous track record for legitimacy.

 
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Liquid Lunch

By Dr. Millie Lytle

This juice is energizing, refreshing, detoxifying and satisfying.

 
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White Bean and Avocado Dip

By Dr. Millie Lytle

Homemade dips are versatile and provide protein and healthy omega fatty acids.

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