Welcome to the Nutrition Blog for Georgia State University’s Recreational Services. This blog is kept up to date by the graduate nutrition students. Anyone who has questions or would like to talk should feel free to stop by the Student Recreation Center, Room 150 (inside the Fitness Center). Enjoy the blog!
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We are not currently taking any drop-in clients. Assessments and training sessions can be purchased online. Once purchased, you'll be contacted by the Fitness Center staff within 3 business days to schedule your appointment through Microsoft Bookings.
Did you know that about one out of every six Americans gets sick from foodborne diseases each year? That’s about 48 million people! What’s more is that 128,000 of those people are hospitalized and 3,000 die because of diseases that spread from food… more »
Miles Kingston once said, “knowledge is knowing a tomato is fruit; wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.” According to the Produce for Better Health Foundation, fruits are the edible portion of the plant that develops from a flower and has seeds. Fruits provide a variety of health benefits such as antioxidants and… more »
Ever notice how sometimes your fruit tastes sweeter or your vegetable more flavorful? That could be because it’s in season, meaning it’s being grown during its most favorable conditions! Learn more about the benefits of buying produce in season, when produce is in season, and where you can find and support local farmers in Georgia!
New year, new nutrition goals? Use these tips to navigate your dining hall like a pro.
Your Georgia State University PantherDining halls are full of options ranging from smoothies and salads to brick oven pizza and homestyle comfort food. For someone trying to pursue a healthy lifestyle in 2021, making the best selection for your… more »
The holidays are here, and this means a time for eating and celebrating with family and friends. For holiday gatherings the food is usually plentiful, and it is easy to let your healthy eating habits fall to the wayside. Certainly don’t deny yourself your holiday favorites, just remember to incorporate them into a balanced plate.… more »
What should I eat before I exercise? Exercising is a very important way to make sure our bodies are healthy. However, we cannot engage in adequate physical activity without proper nutrition. It is often thought that all you need before a workout is protein. However, incorporating carbohydrates with protein can help increase your energy.
While most of us have likely grown more accustomed to our current virtual way of life in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, a new semester brings new challenges. Balancing a schedule that may contain online, hybrid, or in-person classes, as well as work and other commitments, can be overwhelming and may cause you to lose… more »
What is Plant-Based? A Plant-based diet falls into the category of eating vegan/vegetarian. To eat plant-based means to incorporate more fruits and vegetables into your everyday diet and not consume animal-based products. Plant-based meals have increased in popularity over the past few years, whether people are choosing to not eat animal products for health reasons,… more »
Summertime in the South means high temperatures and a lot of sweating. Whether you’re taking your workouts outside, or simply going on a mid-day walk, - sweat-inducing activities can not only make you lose water but electrolytes too. I’m sure you know by now how important it is to drink plenty of water during the… more »
With our normal lives uprooted with the stay at home order during this pandemic, it may be easy for people to put their nutrition and wellness goals on the backburner. However, in times like this, whether you are surrounded by your housemates or working from home, it is important to keep some health goals front… more »