A while back as I was working on the great American novel, or at least my latest version of it. As I was writing part of it I used the working titles What Are You Feeding Your Brain and my current Epic signature, Skiing Well Starts In Your Mind. So it was sort of weird that when I came across a very interesting study about diet and it's profound effect on our ability to maintain a healthy brain. While this may seem quite outside the norm here at Epic, it certainly raises an interesting question about neural plasticity and how diet directly influences our ability to learn and hang onto those newly formed memories and skill sets. Many here might have noticed my writings have shifted towards the hippocampus and it's role in skill development and sports performance in general. I am also known to talk about setting ourselves up for success. The study I mentioned offers some insight into how feeding that part of the brain the right fuel just might be a critical key to kick starting our ability to develop those new neural pathways that must accompany the movement patterns usually associated with what we call skill development.
So the reason I am posting this idea here is I am curious about the feasibility of creating a forum, or maybe a sub forum where nutrition and subjects like what meal options we offer through our children's schools just might influence how well those students grasp the new skills we are trying to help them develop.
I am also debating if somehow a single thread in the Ski instruction and coaching forum might be a way to measure interest in such a sub forum. Obviously, I am reaching out to the planning and operational staff here at Epic for advice. Eat better to ski better magazine articles have been around for years and as a younger man I found myself following some of that advice. Eat pasta ski fasta being one of these famous phrases.
So does anyone else see value in creating a food based forum where nutrition and maybe even recipes that would help us eat for success out on the ski hill?
I look forward to reading your thoughts and I want to thank you in advance for sharing those opinions.
Don (JASP) Duran
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