Articles by Laurie
About Laurie Wexel
Laurie Wexel is a nutritional researcher and speaker on sports
nutrition for the tennis player. She shares the latest scientific
facts in simple, engaging terms, leaving readers and listeners both
empowered and entertained.
Wexel is also the mother of fourteen children ages 21 years to 8
months old. Her twenty plus years of study - combined with the
everyday practical life experience of raising a large and healthy
family - have given Wexel a commanding grasp of sports nutrition and
its role in helping athletes excel both on and off the courts.
Wexel is an avid tennis player and President of
a business dedicated to the health of the tennis player.
The Power of Protein
If you asked most athletes what the most important nutrient was for
performance, they would answer protein. They would be correct in
giving that answer. Why is protein so vital? It builds hormones and
antibodies, it is a component of enzymes, and it is also an important
part of our muscle, skin, blood, organs, brain, nerves and even our
genes. Laurie Wexel of HealthyTennis.com talks about this vital
Does Glucosamine Really Work?
Osteoarthritis is a wear and tear disease that robs cartilage from
joints. Known as a universal disease, osteoarthritis is a risk to
everyone, and especially the active junior tennis player. Laurie
Wexel explores the body's mechanisms for creating, maintaining,
and repairing cartilage.
Whole Wheat, or Not Whole Wheat: That is The Question!
The title might sound a little funny, but it is a very important
question. The recommendation for teenagers is three to seven servings
of whole-grains every day. If eating whole-grains is so important,
then it makes sense to know if what you are eating is truly
whole-grain or not.
Nature's Rustoleum... Carotenoids!
So far in our discussions about nutrition for the junior tennis
player, we have covered the importance of basic sports nutrition and
the role of Omega 3 fatty acids in controlling the inflammatory
response. In this article, we are going to discuss one of the
athlete's biggest needs - and worst enemies - oxygen!
Fats... The Good, the Bad and the Ugly!
Not all fats are the same. Good fats - like lipids, sterols and
essential fatty acids - are absolutely necessary to maintain good
health. Laurie Wexel talks about fats - and their role in the diet
of the tennis player.
Nutrition Secrets for the Junior Tennis Player
Our newest contributor, Laurie Wexel of Healthy Tennis, checks in
with a discussion of nutrition for the junior tennis player. Wexel
talks about appetizing ways to replace fast and fried foods with