Are You Being Tricked By Your Halloween Treats?

2018-11-07T17:37:58-05:00October 11th, 2018|Nutrition|

Are you wondering about how you should feel about the sugar rush that’s inevitable with Halloween? Should your kids be allowed to eat ALL of the candy they get? Will your kids be happy if you limit the treats they get? Are sugar and food dyes really bad? If you are like most parents, these questions may arise each year. The American Heart Association (AHA) recommends a maximum of 6 teaspoons or 25 grams for women and 9 teaspoons or 38 grams for men [...]

Eating for the Holiday Season

2020-04-07T11:33:03-04:00November 22nd, 2017|Information, Nutrition, Wellness, Physical Therapy|

One undeniable element of the upcoming holiday season is sugar!  It seems every family, work or social event around the holidays offers an array of sugary treats and beverages that threaten to de-rail even the most conscientious eater. How can you prep for, make it through and recover from the holiday season without going into sugar overload?  Here are some tips to get through: 1. Determine why it is important to you to avoid excess sugar  Our gut is host [...]

Beat the Heat

2020-04-07T12:05:57-04:00June 27th, 2017|Sports Medicine|

What is heat illness, what causes it and how can you treat it? By Melissa Baudo Marchetti, PT, DPT, SCS, MTC Heat-related illness is always a possibility when playing sports out in the sun, especially in excessive heat and humidity like Atlanta in the summer. There are three stages to heat illness: Heat Cramps: The first stage of heat illness is Heat Cramps, the signs of which are excessive sweating and/or involuntary muscle cramps. These cramps usually occur in [...]

Nutrition for Tennis Athletes

2020-04-07T12:06:19-04:00November 7th, 2014|Injury Prevention, Sports Medicine, Nutrition, Tennis Medicine|

By: Melissa Baudo Marchetti, PT, DPT, SCS, MTC GET READY! ARRIVE TO THE TOURNAMENT HYDRATED AND FUELED. PRE-COMEPETITION MEAL 2-4 HOURS PRIOR TO PLAY; SNACK 30 - 60 MIN BEFORE OR BETWEEN MATCHES PRE-MATCH MEAL: Carbohydrate Rich with Small Amounts of Low Fat Protein Grains: Rice, Pasta & Bread Fruit & Vegetables Protein: Eggs, Fish & Chicken Fluids: Water, Fruit Juice & Sports Drink PRE-MATCH SNACK: Sports Snacks Sandwich Or Sports Bar Fluids: Water, Fruit Juice & Sports Drink ON-COURT FUEL [...]

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