Posts Tagged ‘healthy eating’

Eating On-The-Run

Eating On-The-Run

In today’s hurried world it is difficult to eat-on-the-run not to mention provide a healthy diet for yourself and your family. It is even more of a challenge to make sure that your active children have nutritious snacks for school or in-between activities. I have provided some simple, common-sense ways to be able to eat […]

Water vs. Sports Drinks

Water vs. Sports Drinks

Summer months escalate the need for proper hydration. Dr. Dane Treat talks about hydration options in “Water vs. Gatorade”. Exercising for more or less than one hour? Water is adequate up to one hour, sports drinks should be considered if exercising longer than one hour. Carbohydrates. Most sports drinks contain carbohydrates that help you continue […]

Energy Expenditure While Running

Energy Expenditure While Running

When it comes to energy expenditure, our body is designed to utilize three different sources of fuel; carbohydrates (glucose & glycogen), fats, and ATP/CP.  For those of you doing a great deal of distance running, pay attention to the last three rows of this chart as it will be the most important while logging all […]

Eat The Rainbow

Eat The Rainbow

Your challenge this week is to eat the following colors each day of the week and post your meal featuring that color on facebook! This is to keep you accountable! MONDAY: RED Red foods have lycopene which decreases your risk of heart disease and protects your skin from sun damage ex: tomatoes, red pepper, chili, […]

Are you always looking for a candy fix?

Are you always looking for a candy fix?

What endurance athlete hasn’t felt the urge to indulge in sweet treats? Growing up you could say we had our fair share of candy at my house. My mom would buy an insane amount of fruit at the produce store for our large family. With that awesome fresh fruit supply she would bring home an oversized […]