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Training or Not: Making Healthy Choices in the Off-Season


When an athlete is training in season, the regime is rigorous. It slows down considerably in off-season, though many athletes maintain frequent workouts. INatalie Allen, a clinical instructor in the biomedical sciences department and the dietician for all Missouri State University athletes, shares some tips for keeping your body in shape even in the off-season.

In season, an athlete burns many calories a day and has to hydrate constantly to not get depleted. One quick way to reduce calories during the off-season, though, is to evaluate your drinks, noted Allen.

Some sports have rigid weight requirements and Allen warns against the risks associated with a rapidly changing diet.

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