The new year has started and so have the resolutions. For many, losing weight or watching what they’re eating is a popular goal to strive for. Cutting calories is a straightforward process, but there are some hacks – and limitations – to look out for when wanting to burn extra calories. Methods One of the […]
This year on June 1st we celebrate National Running Day. Whether you’re planning to hit the track, the pavement, or the treadmill, proper nutrition before, during, and after your run is essential! Let’s break down how to ensure a successful run with smart meal choices. Before you can tighten your laces and head out, it’s important […]
A quick Google search for weight loss tips and you will likely see recommendations to reduce your carbohydrate intake. What those articles fail to realize is the overall impact carbohydrate restriction can have on your body long term. Are you pregnant, an athlete or a senior? Pregnant women need folate, a B-vitamin most associated with […]
Why are carbohydrates under-consumed by active adults? Active adults often do not consume sufficient carbohydrate to replenish muscle and liver glycogen stores. The reasons include misinformation about carbohydrate nutrition and inadequate understanding of basic sports nutrition concepts. Carbohydrate is unique in that it is used to fuel endurance or aerobic exercise and it is the […]
Why we need carbohydrate for exercise Carbohydrate plays a crucial role in exercise by providing fuel to produce adenosine triphosphate (ATP) for working muscles. Carbohydrate is unique in that it can be stored in muscles and liver as glycogen for an internal source to fuel exercise, and can also be consumed during exercise to be […]
If you have experienced the grumble of mid-afternoon hunger, here are some healthy options that will satisfy your cravings and get you the energy you need, when you need it Two brown rice cakes with two tbsp. of crunchy peanut butter Four homemade pita crisps with 4.5 oz. bean dip Four rye crisps with four […]
Thomas Jefferson advocated that “a strong body makes a mind strong.” At the time, those words could best be described as an opinion based on experience.
When it comes to building healthy habits, there always seems to be a challenge we must overcome. Whether it’s hunger, lack of will power or simply not having enough time, making the right choices can be difficult.
When it comes to building healthy habits, there always seems to be one challenge or another. Whether it’s hunger, lack of will power, or simply not having enough time, making the right choices can be difficult.