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.
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 »
Spring Break provides relief from the academic grind and allows us time to enjoy travel, friends, and family, or just enjoy sleeping in every day. Make this year’s spring break memorable by keeping yourself and your friends healthy utilizing these 5 simple and easy tips.
Don’t Get Dehydrated - Be careful when drinking on the… more »
The start of the new year takes us into a new semester, new ambitions, and, of course, a new and improved you! We all have hopes and aspirations as we set our new year’s resolutions, but it can be daunting as you wonder where to start. When done right, goal setting can be super easy… more »
Quality time with family and friends, holiday parties, a break from school stress, and LOTS of quality food - that’s what the holidays are all about, right? Between grandma’s famous apple pie, hot cocoa with your BFF, and holiday cookies at every turn, many of us are feeling anxious about if it's possible to join… more »
Protein bars. Protein shakes. Plant-based protein powders. With so many sources of protein available, how can we know which protein sources are best for athletic performance? It may be best to answer this question after discussing the purpose of protein and why our bodies need it. Proteins are one of three nutrient groups required by… more »
There are so many options for staying hydrated during your workout. While some beverages boast added electrolytes and vitamins, they also may be a source of added sugar. Check out this brief guide to help you decide the best drinks for your lifestyle!
Reading the Label Reading the label on sports drinks is essential… more »