In the midst of the COVID-19 Pandemic, we've all had to learn a lot of new terminology. Things like 'flattening the curve', 'PPE', or 'ARDS'. But have you heard of the 'Quarantine-15?' In case you're wondering what the heck it's all about, the Quarantine-15 is a little play on words on the "Freshman-15", a joke… Continue reading The Quarantine 15? Should You be Concerned About Weight Gain During COVID-19?
Tips for making the most of your home workouts!
When there's still some snow on the ground and the temperatures are hovering below zero, that summer race you signed up for may feel really far away. But race day will be here before you know it, and you want to be prepared! From your running gear to your nutrition to your training plan itself,… Continue reading New to Running? Your Guide to Getting Race-Ready
Ahh, New Year, New Me! After spending the last several weeks enjoying the holiday festivities (and all of the delicious treats it has to offer), it's no wonder that weight loss is one of the most common New Year's resolutions made year after year. Planning to eat a healthier diet, finally getting to those early… Continue reading New Year, New You? A Dietitian’s Tips for Getting it Right in 2020
Some people just love taking all the fun out of 'fun size'... Ya know what I can't stand? Those stupid charts that start floating around this time of year telling us how long we have to torture ourselves at the gym in order to pay for our sins of eating some Halloween candy. They're everywhere,… Continue reading Why I’m Not Going To Tell You The Amount of Time You Have To Run To ‘Burn Off’ That Fun Size Snickers
Did your fitness routine kinda fall off the wagon over the summer? Getting back into the habit of regular workouts this fall? Wondering if you might benefit from a little "boost" to get those results fast? A little while ago (ok- quite awhile ago...sorry guys!) I put a call out on my Instagram story (@steph.the.sport.dietitian)… Continue reading Do Your Workouts Need a Boost? The ‘Scoop’ on Pre-workout Supplements
Want to dip your toes into the hiking world but you aren't sure where to start? Check out these great hikes around Manitoba that are perfect for beginners!
By this point in your training journey, you've probably ran...a lot. You've also probably eaten... a lot. You might wonder though what should change, if anything about your nutrition plan in the days leading up to your big event. I recently did a segment for Global News Winnipeg about Sport Nutrition for the upcoming Manitoba… Continue reading A Sport Dietitian’s Last Minute Tips For Prepping for Race Day Like a Boss
Welcome to the 4th and final fitness challenge in my November Fitness Series! This week's challenge is the plank! If you missed any of the other fitness challenges this month don't worry! The links to the rest are at the end of this article! The plank is one of those exercises that most of us… Continue reading Perfecting The Plank: Your How-To Guide
How many squats can you do in one minute? Welcome to part 3 of my at-home fitness challenges! This week we're taking on the lower body with my 1-minute squat challenge. This fitness test is uber-simple, takes only one minute to complete, and is a great tool to regularly assess your lower body strength. Squats… Continue reading The 1-Minute Squat Challenge