What to Eat Before and After a Workout

Nutrition and Diet, Sport Nutrition

Do you ever wonder if you’re eating the right foods to maximize the benefits from your workout sessions? If you struggle with nagging injuries, constant fatigue, or find it difficult to put on muscle, there may be ways you can improve your diet. This article will outline fueling strategies you can utilize to optimize exercise performance and recovery.

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!

GI issues while running

How to Stop GI Issues From Hurting Your Running

Nutrition and Diet, Sport Nutrition

GI issues while running- more common than you might think!

Did you know an estimated 70% of runners have experienced GI issues or ‘tummy troubles’ while training or competing?

70-f******* percent!

While ‘runner’s diarrhea’ is generally thought to be the “worst” symptom to experience, GI symptoms during exercise can include nausea, vomiting, cramps, bloating, or burping. For some of us symptoms are relatively minor, or only occur if we know we messed up (like if I were to say, eat a cheeseburger and fries before heading out for a run!). For other runners, GI symptoms can be mysterious, frustrating, and debilitating. They can also affect runners at all levels, from newbies to elites. So, if you struggle with GI issues during running, you’re not alone!

In this article I’m breaking down the various causes of GI distress while running, from top right to er, bottom. I’ll also be sharing my tips and strategies on how to train your gut to avoid these annoying and performance killing symptoms!

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!

Creatine: Everything You Need to Know

Sport Nutrition

Creatine is a popular nutrition supplement known for its muscle-building benefits. Over the years, it has also taken the title as one of the most extensively researched supplements on the market. Hence why you’re probably here to read about it! Today we’ll discuss what Creatine is, and what benefits it can provide. I’ll also share with you safety considerations and possible side effects to be aware of!

Likewise, I myself was a skeptic when I first heard about Creatine. When it comes to online health and fitness information it can be difficult to separate fact from fiction. Today, we’ll dive into the research behind creatine, and how to decide if it’s the right fit for you.

Genetics, Nutrition, and Performance

Genetics, Nutrition, and Performance: What Every Athlete Should Know

Sport Nutrition

We all know that genetics play an important role in health and performance. Genetics are also often used to explain differences we often see between people living in similar environments. They tend to be thought of as an uncontrollable factor, something we just need to live with. But, what if that wasn’t the case? What if we can learn more about our genes and how to work with them? What if we can use genetics to create personalized nutrition and training programs to help us truly perform our best? With nutrigenomic testing we can do just that!