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Time was, “sport drink” meant one product: Gatorade. Today, that original yellow thirst quencher with a boost—added electrolytes—is just one among a rainbow of sport drink options, each with “specially formulated” recipes—one for hydration, another for energy. And just when it seemed the market had peaked, the game changed. New performance beverages sell themselves on what they leave out—processed nutrients and artificial sweeteners—rather than what they add. By Madeline Senkosky

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When your work day or your workout threatens to get the best of you, here's the nutrition you'll need to stay focused and energized.

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Best Energy Food

You burn anywhere from 400 to 600 calories per hour skiing, depending on your weight and how aggressively you ski. Plus, the colder it is, the harder your body has to work to keep warm. A hearty breakfast and a sensible lunch are important, but you need to fuel your muscles between meals, too. Energy bars are a standard choice, and for good reason: They pack a lot of calories into a little space. But sometimes those pocket-sized meals are more than you need. Luckily, they’re no longer your only option. By Caroline Johnson

New Year's Resolutions for Skiers

A new year always means a few (possibly impossible) resolutions for the months ahead. Here are a few ideas for skiers that promote health, happiness, and good ol' fashioned skiing. Welcome to 2012.