Do you often find yourself feeling tired, grumpy and ready to leave the studio, even though you still have three hours of rehearsal? You may need to take a water break. According to a new study published in The Journal of Nutrition, mild dehydration can put you in a bad mood and cause fatigue and headaches. Stay healthy and happy in rehearsal by hydrating throughout the day and in the studio. —Michael Anne Bailey
Eat Health—Even When You’re Out
Eating healthy at restaurants can sometimes seem overwhelming—after all, you’re not the one in the kitchen. But don’t be hesitant to request some simple health-conscious changes to your meal. A few easy swaps can mean a huge difference when it comes to cutting fat and calories and adding the nutrients you need to dance strong. —Caroline Lewis-Jones
4 Tips to Remember When Eating Out
Many restaurants have a breadbasket. To help with portion control, ask the server to bring out just one piece per person. Also, instead of using butter or oil on your bread, ask for balsamic vinegar to cut calories and fat.
Most meals come with a side or two. Swap out fried options for steamed veggies or a side salad with light dressing.
Skip the entrée and order a bunch of small sides instead. You’ll get to try different foods and choose healthy options. For example, when I go to an Asian restaurant I may get a brown rice sushi roll, miso soup and an order of steamed edamame.
If you decide to go with a heavier entrée, request the sauce on the side. You can also ask the chef to go light on the oil or butter and salt when preparing your food.
The antiperspirant you use on your underarms will keep your feet dry, too. Sweaty not to mention stinky! feetespecially when you’re constantly shoving them into not-so breathable pointe shoesare the perfect breeding ground for bacteria and foot fungus. Head to the store and pick up some aerosol antiperspirant: Your feet and your friends will thank you. —MAB
Stressed out? Try blogging. A new study in the journal Psychological Services says that writing about your woes (like not getting cast in the part you auditioned for!) online can be therapeutic and relieve social distress.