Curious about how omega-3’s might impact your athletic performance?
If you keep up with the latest nutrition news, you’ve probably heard of omega-3 fatty acids and some of the health benefits that come along with them. Omega-3s are widely known for their association with brain and heart health. However, they can also have a considerable impact on athletic performance and recovery!
We all know the importance of staying hydrated while being active. But, sometimes hydrating with plain water isn’t enough! Electrolyte drinks can be a great way to both rehydrate and replace lost electrolytes when you’re doing those long training sessions, or working in extreme heat.
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.
We’re at the start of a new year, which means it’s the most popular time of year for setting health and fitness goals. And, with today’s technology there is no shortage of options for people wanting to take a closer look at their nutrition habits.
Nutrition trends I hope we can forget in 2021!
Welcome once again folks to my annual year-end wrap up!
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- 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?
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!
Don’t let anyone suck the fun out of your fun size bars!
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!