"'Dancers need salt,' says Heidi Skolnik, a nutritionist who works with dancers at The Juilliard School and School of American Ballet. 'The recommendation for a low-sodium diet is really not geared toward the active individual.' Sodium is vital during exercise because it helps regulate muscle function and the amount of water in the body. 'I often recommend that athletes consume slightly more sodium than the average person due to their vigorous training and increased sweating,' adds Dr. Scott Weiss, a physical therapist and exercise physiologist." Read more at Dance Magazine.