Breakfast of Champions

Why you need it, and what skiers like Chris Davenport and Jen Hudak eat in the a.m.
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When you eat breakfast, the fast from the previous day’s last meal is literally broken. In the universe of nutrition, breakfast is the most important meal of the day—especially when it comes to athletic performance. Study upon study has concluded that our morning meal is leagues more than just comforting wafts of bacon perfume and doughnuts; those who consume it are less likely to be overweight and also have better concentration. Athletic performance studies done by the United States Olympic Committee show breakfast eaters tend to have more strength and endurance, which ultimately separates the lodge lounger from the multi-lap skier.

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Dr. Tom Vangsness

Advice for 50-Something Shredders

Not every skier is a pre-teen jibster with joints like Gumby. If you’re more towards middle age than 20-something, check out some tips to help you stay strong on the slopes from Dr. Tom Vangsness, skier and Chief of Sports Medicine at the Keck School of Medicine at University of Southern California.