Nutrition

Three common questions first responders have about nutrition

First responders are tasked with making high-stakes split-second decisions in their on-the-go, physically demanding roles. Much like training and being fluent in the latest protocols and procedures, ... more »

Air Force nutrition knowledge linked to G-test success

According to a recent study published in Scientific Reports, Air Force cadets with proper nutrition knowledge and who were physically active performed better during the Gravitational Acceleration Tes... more »

Nutritional considerations for on-duty firefighters

Firefighters face many challenges throughout their careers including shift work, long hours, load carriage, extreme heat, high stress, and time away from family.  In addition to the daily phy... more »

Nutritional advice for high-intensity training

Things have recently changed for me. I’ve changed my whole thought process about what is “challenging” and “effective” to become a better athlete. I’ve discovered CrossFit. The CrossFit p... more »

What to eat for recovery nutrition

It’s no secret that what a tactical athlete eats after a workout can aid in his or her recovery more quickly and make larger gains. But what are the secrets to knowing exactly what to eat? Recov... more »

Can creatine aid in concussion recovery?

Creatine is a non-protein amino acid primarily found in skeletal muscles. The main role of creatine is to maintain energy homeostasis by keeping cellular ATP levels constant in cells that exhibit hig... more »

The basics of healthy eating

Macronutrients—proteins, fats and carbohydrates—make up the types of calories we consume each day through food and drink. These are significant, as the balance of macronutrients also determines k... more »

US military obesity rose during pandemic, per research

New research found that obesity in the U.S. military surged during the pandemic. In the Army alone, nearly 10,000 active duty soldiers developed obesity between February 2019 and June 2021, pushing t... more »