Monday, June 24, 2019

Nutrition

Whether you are looking boost athletic performance, slim down, treat a health condition or just trying to stay in good health, paying close attention to your nutrition is important. But it’s not always easy to figure out exactly what advice to follow. Between your family, friends and the internet, you’ve heard the exact opposite opinions about every food and diet out there. So, what is healthy? What’s not? To know for sure, you have to turn to the science, which is exactly what we do in our Nutrition Series. Browse the articles below to learn more about how your food interacts with your body and how you can build a healthier diet for yourself and your family.

The Top 20 Best and Worst Foods for Mental Health

Best and Worst Foods for Mental Health
Did you know that what you eat can impact your mental health?  Find out the best and worst foods for mental health! There was a period in my life (not all that long ago, now that I think about it) where I was the busiest I have ever...

Best Foods for High Cholesterol [Free Shopping List]

Best Foods for High Cholesterol
Keeping a healthy diet is vital in keeping your heart strong, so it's time we talk about the absolute best foods for high cholesterol.  Because even though it may be hard to believe, eating certain foods can help regulate your cholesterol levels. Really! To understand how, we first need to take a detour into what cholesterol...

16 Best Pre- and Post-Workout Snacks: An Exercise Physiologist’s Picks

16 Best Pre- and Post-Workout Snacks
Making sure your pre- and post-workout snacks are on point can be the difference between you making real progress, and not going anywhere. While my specialty sits within the realm of “exercise science”, I still get a fairly large number of clients coming to me for the sole...

Intermittent Fasting Schedule and Rules [Infographic]

Intermittent Fasting Schedule and Rules
This article provides you with an intermittent fasting schedule and some rules to follow so you can reap the benefits of this widely known weight management technique.  Each and every week a new way of eating seems to pop up, promising a surefire way to boost health and lose weight - often with very little...

The 3 Best Vitamins to Boost Energy

Best Vitamins to Boost Energy
Your everyday life – the office, the kids, meeting friends, and moderate cardio or weight workout – demands a level of high energy. Of course, the first step for daily high energy is to eat, hydrate, exercise, and sleep properly.  (More about eating a diet that fits your body...

Paleo Grocery List: Pantry Essentials for Beginners [Free Printable]

Paleo Grocery List
Smack-dab in the center of your friend’s fridge door, just beneath the tidy to-do list and cleaning schedule: a paleo grocery list.  Maybe you didn’t want to seem snoopy, or maybe you were both in a serious rush to get out the door to your evening’s festivities, but you didn’t go check...

What is the Best Diet for Weight Loss? An Exercise Expert Weighs In!

Best Diet for Weight Loss
A question I get asked a lot when working with my personal training clients is: what is the best diet for weight loss? Is it the ketogenic diet?  The paleo diet?  What about the Atkins diet or maybe the 5:2 diet?  Or the plant-based diet?  Maybe the carnivore...

Is Peanut Butter Good or Bad? Here’s Science’s Answer.

Peanut Butter
Like most high-fat foods, peanut butter's had a serious PR problem for the better part of a century!   When studies in the 1940s linked high-fat, high-calorie diets to an increased risk of heart disease, heart attack, and stroke, the world turned its back on all fat-rich foods.  Whole food sources of healthy fats, such...

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