Nutrition

Navigating the Mental Game in Squash: Between Game Strategies

Nyree Dardarian, Director, Center for Nutrition & Performance Eric Zillmer, Athletics Director and Professor Drexel University Fitness is the price of admission to competitive squash. But from a nutritional and neuroscience point of view, squash is also very much a cognitive chess match of geometry and wit. Squash is different from other sports: there are […]

Eating Well to Feel Well

By Candace Chemtob, MS, RD, LD, CSSD Food and mood are more closely related than you may think. Besides being one letter apart, what and when you eat can influence your mood. If you have ever found yourself seeking out comfort foods after a bad day at the office or found yourself feeling hangry, you […]

The Athletic Benefits of Carbs

At Women in Sports Day during the 2018 FS Investments U.S. Open, a panel discussed elements of how athletes can maintain strong and healthy bodies both during and outside of competition. One of the panelists was Nyree Dardarian (above, center right), MS, RD, CSSD, FAND, LDN, an assistant clinical professor and director of the Center […]

Clean Eating

by Candace Chemtob, MS, RD, LD, CSSD Being committed to healthy eating is a good thing. Combined with exercise it is the foundation of a lifestyle that promotes well-being and reduces the risk of developing chronic diseases, such as heart disease, cancer and diabetes. While the reasons to eat healthily are many, figuring out how […]

Curb Your Appetite

By Candace Chemtob Hunger is complicated. A Harvard endocrinologist explained it: “The fundamental role of hunger is to drive us to seek and consume food.” In the days when food was scarce, hunger was important to survival. But today, tempting foods are abundant and hunger can erode our willpower to eat healthily despite the best […]

Fasting Diets

By Candace Chemtob Dieting is a national obsession. Each year more than forty-five million Americans embark on a weight-loss diet. Athletes are not immune to the pressures to attain an “ideal” weight. After all, performance benefits are associated with increased lean body mass and lower levels of body fat. Weight loss, however, can have unintended […]

Brain Health and Diet

By Candace Chemtob, MS, RD, LD, CSSD Squash is a demanding sport and has been compared to chess at a hundred miles an hour. To be at the top of your game, you need to be lightning fast, agile and powerful. As if that’s not hard enough, you must be able to outwit your opponent […]

Boost Your Brain Power With Squash

By Candace Chemtob Everyone knows that regular exercise is good for the body and your overall health. Being physically active can reduce the odds of stroke, diabetes, cancer and heart disease, giving us more than enough reasons to push ourselves on the court. But did you know that physical activity can also improve your brain […]

Eating on the Run

by Candace Chemtob, MS, RD, LD, CSSD Let’s be realistic—eating healthy is not always easy. This is especially true for athletes, young or old, professional or amateur. Balancing school, training, tournaments, and work makes for a busy life. A hectic schedule can have a way of getting in the way of our best intentions. Eating […]