August 11, 2019

Astaxanthin: Complete Supplement Guide

Authored by Jamie Witherby • June 6, 2019 You’ve probably seen the classic image of a wild salmon swimming upstream—schools of feisty fish fighting the current for hours and hours but never really getting anywhere. Sound like anyone else you know? If you’re an endurance athlete, this feeling may be all too familiar. You work and […]

Nutrition & Diet
July 27, 2019

Understanding The Paleo Diet

Originally published on HVMN by Ryan Rodal The Paleo diet is based around foods early humans ate in the Paleolithic era (up until 10,000 years ago). The typical Paleo diet includes lean meats, fish, fruits, vegetables, nuts, and seeds—foods sourced by hunter-gatherers during Paleolithic times. The diet does not contain foods emerging through more modern […]

Keto vs Paleo, Nutrition & Diet
March 28, 2019

Chocolate milk vs. Protein Shakes

Ads everywhere talk about the need for protein. How many of you grab a protein shake on your way home from your workout or make yourself one with protein powder at home? What if you could take your milk, a glass, and some cocoa powder and make it at home. You’re not alone. We will […]

Nutrition & Diet
February 21, 2019

Feeling “Chia”ful?

Chia seeds have many healthy properties that may them a healthy addition to our weekly consumption. For such a little seed, what health benefits does it have? Chia seeds are known for making individuals more “chia”ful….just kidding, but they do help in many other ways. Have you ever left chia seeds in water? They swell […]

Nutrition & Diet, wellness
November 17, 2018

Turkey, Stuffing, and Pie… Oh My!

By: Madison Winston (NASM-CPT) The Holidays are officially here! Thanksgiving is a time to be with family, count our blessings, and eat lots of good food. According to a Consumer Reports study from 2017, the average American consumes more than 4,500 calories at their Thanksgiving meal. However, your favorite meal of the year doesn’t have […]

Nutrition & Diet, Weight Loss
November 7, 2018

Survival Guide to Eating Out

By: Madison Winston (NASM-CPT) Eating out can get in the way of our health goals, but it doesn’t have to. Here are my tips to survive eating out: Portion Control – it may seem obvious but restaurant portions are getting bigger every day and eating a whole order has been glamorized by TV and the […]

Nutrition & Diet
April 14, 2018

How to Read Nutrition Labels

By: Shawn Jang (NASM-CPT, NASM-CES, NASM-FNS, NASM-WLS) Knowing how to read nutrition labels is a great way to keep track of the number of calories and amount of food you are putting into your body. For instance, many people pour cereal into a bowl without weighing the portion using a food scale or taking into […]

Nutrition & Diet
July 16, 2017

Benefits of Superfoods!

Many hear the term “Superfoods” all the time. So many questions follow that specific term. What exactly is a Superfood? Why should I be consuming them? And what foods are listed as Superfoods? In this quick blog I will try to answer all of those questions so next time you hear “Superfood” mentioned you won’t […]

Nutrition & Diet
July 11, 2017

Protein Content For Us Active Individuals

Everywhere we read about needing more protein and this protein powder and that protein powder. As a nutrition student at the University of Arizona, we are instructed about how much of each macro and micronutrient actually comes from the food we consume and does not need to be supplemented. Although some do need the supplementation, […]

Nutrition & Diet
May 25, 2017

Refuel Using Chocolate Milk

Refuel with Chocolate Milk Crazy right? Who would have thought?! Chocolate milk has double the carbohydrate and protein content in comparison to real milk, water, and a sports drink- which is ideal for replenishing muscles after a workout. Many coaches of all aged-sports teams from volleyball, soccer, to even football and basketball are keeping chocolate […]

Nutrition & Diet