Nutrition Trends 2020

The Dietitian Dirty Dozen: Nutrition Trends We Can Leave in 2020

Fitness and Workouts, Nutrition and Diet, Sport Nutrition

Welcome once again folks to my annual year-end wrap up!

5 Winter Running Tips (That’ll Make You Love Winter Running)

Fitness and Workouts

Winter running. You either love it or you hate it! I’ve met many runners who simply can’t stand treadmill running, and it’s outdoors or nothing no matter the weather. Unfortunately for many fair-weather runners who prefer the treadmill to the snow, 2020 has handed us gym closures, and group workout cancellations.

So, what’s a runner to do? Take it outside!

how to become a morning person

How to Become a Morning Person (in 3 Steps!)

Fitness and Workouts, Sport Nutrition

Have you ever wondered how you can become a morning person? Do you glare enviously at people who seem to check 10 things off their to-do list before you’re even out of bed? Have you got an assortment of “but first, coffee” themed mugs? Do you seriously struggle with fitting in regular workouts, and know that it would be so much easier if you could just squeeze training into your am routine?

If so, keep reading!

3 tips for staying fit this fall

3 Tips for Staying Fit this Fall

Fitness and Workouts, Sport Nutrition

Tips for staying fit this fall

We can all agree this year has certainly been…different. Many of us have faced huge changes to our normal fitness routine, and those changes are here to stay. The big group bootcamp classes we loved are no more, and all those miles we ran over the summer is starting to become a challenge with cooler weather and shorter days. But for many, a slower pace of life actually freed up time for fitness like never before, and we want to keep that momentum going!

The Quarantine 15? Should You be Concerned About Weight Gain During COVID-19?

Fitness and Workouts, Nutrition and Diet

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 made about the common experience of weight gain in someone’s first year of University or College. In this case, the ‘Quarantine-15’ is referring to weight gain while self-isolating at home, whether it’s from all that homemade baking, or the fact that almost all of our physical activities are on hold. And some people are pissed about it.

Home Workout Hacks: How to Make Your Very Own Weights

Fitness and Workouts

When I found out that my gym would be shutting down as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, I was pretty crushed. I know many of you were too. Physical activity is an important coping mechanism for stress for many of us, and almost no matter who you are right now these are some STRESSFUL times. Whether you’re an essential worker, working from home while looking after the kids, or have been laid off from work we’re all facing some sort of challenge. Home workouts may now be the new norm.

New to Running? Your Guide to Getting Race-Ready

Fitness and Workouts, Nutrition and Diet, Sport Nutrition

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, there are certain aspects of preparing for a race that just can’t be left to the last minute.

Maybe this is your first event, or maybe you’ve got a few medals in your collection already but if you still feel like a newbie on the running scene, this article is for you!