Beet juice has been shown to prevent Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS), as well as increasing athletic performance and decreasing blood pressure. Drinking some beet juice while you are traveling to high altitude as well as drinking some each morning of your ski vacation can help you to feel great so you ski at your best. Here […]
One of the reasons that people experience Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) when going from sea level to high altitude is because when we are at high altitude, our bodies have a hard time producing nitric oxide. This is because there is less oxygen at high altitude. Without ample nitric oxide, our blood vessels contract and […]
What is a healthy diet for skiers? Get started with these nutrition basics:
Peanut butter mixed with plain Greek yogurt and a little honey makes a delicious and protein-packed snack that tastes like the filling to a creamy peanut butter pie – yum! But when you top it with bananas and chopped salty peanuts, the taste goes to a whole new level.
I was so psyched to be interviewed by The Ski Diva recently about how to eat better to ski better. Check it out! If you are a woman skier, definitely check out the forums on the site. They are a great source of information and discussions with an amazing group of women skiers.
I’ve been thinking a lot about motivation lately. Specifically, motivation for healthy eating, especially before ski season starts. How’s this for motivation: what you eat during the off season can result in huge payoffs in your ski performance.
It’s August and that means that summer is wrapping up. Where I live, that means we are only about 3 months away (I am envious of you who live in a place where ski season starts earlier than that!). Wherever you are, now is the time to really focus on getting in shape. Are you […]
Ski season is just a few months away! Are you feeling inspired to get in shape with some healthy changes? The best changes (and the ones that last) are the small things you do every day that lead to a healthy lifestyle. There really is no magic pill or food or one exercise that will lead to radical transformation. Being healthy is […]
Eat Smart, Ski More Welcome to Vertical Drop Nutrition, the source for expert nutrition strategies for skiing and nutrition programs for skiers of all levels. Whether you are an expert skier, taking your family on a vacation or someone who is brand-new to the sport, you will benefit from fueling yourself well so you have […]