| By Irina Belfer-Lehat
We all know that tennis is a unique sport that requires intense physical activity for a prolonged period of time. Especially with the high school boys tennis season currently in play, it is important to focus on proper nutrition both off and on the court to maximize performance (and of course, wins...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
On Sunday, June 8 from 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m., Irina Belfer-Lehat, RD of Nutrition Solutions will host "Elite Tennis Players: Get Ready for the Hot Summer With Proper Nutrition" workshop at 705 Middle Neck Road in Great Neck, N.Y. At this session, Irina will offer complete nutrition services for all...Read more
  | By Lori Ettlinger Gross
Tennis is a “multi-planar” sport. By that, we mean it is played in any number of directions, with speed and agility. These directional changes are performed hundreds, if not thousands of times during a long match. Pilates conditions the body in multiple planes, in alignment and with coordination...Read more
  | By Irina Belfer-Lehat
“Choose My Plate” is a new generation food icon that is used to replace the Food Guide Pyramid. The new "My Plate" is a very simple icon that reminds consumers to eat healthfully and guide them to resources and tools to put the dietary guidelines into action. The "My Plate" objectives are to...Read more
  | By Lori Ettlinger Gross
Resistance training for tennis performance has two functions: First, to improve a player’s strength because explosive power is essential in the game today; and secondly, to decrease the risk of injury. Pilates is a natural fit when it comes to training for tennis performance. The Pilates repertoire...Read more
  | By Irina Belfer-Lehat
Proper nutrition is one of the most important components of a competitive tennis player. An athlete, cannot reach their full potential at any sport without fully understanding how their body works and what is needed in order to sustain energy and prevent exhaustion, dehydration and cramping during...Read more
  | By Dr. Kenneth Kearns
The shoulder has the greatest range of motion of any joint in the body. A full range of motion is essential to normal shoulder mechanics and a pain-free reproducible tennis stroke. While it’s common for players to hit just a few warm-up shots before a match, stretching and a proper pre-match...Read more
  | By Irina Belfer-Lehat
The Nutrition Facts label is required by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on most packaged foods and beverages. The Nutrition Facts label provides detailed information about a food's nutrient content, such as the amount of fat, sodium and fiber it has. Knowing how to read food labels is...Read more
  | By Dr. Gregory Lieberman
A platelet is a small, disc-shaped cell fragment in a person's blood. They are the most numerous cells that help prevent bleeding and are part of a person's response to injury that aids in the healing process. PRP or Platelet Rich Plasma (blood spinning) is a relatively new technique for treating...Read more
  | By Irina Belfer-Lehat
Following proper nutrition preparation will guarantee an improved tennis match. Packing your lunch box with proper snacks and fluids will help you to avoid fatigue, cramps and will make you feel ready for any early, late or multiple matches. Here are some easy tips on what super snacks and drinks...Read more