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 »
Why is hydration important?
Staying hydrated, particularly during the hot summer months or after a strenuous workout, is an important component for keeping your body functioning. Your body is made up of almost 70% water, which is why it is critical to provide your body the amount of fluid it needs. Depending on exercise duration,… more »
Health at Every Size, or HAES, is a registered trademark owned and promoted by the Association for Size Diversity and Health. The HAES message notes that while the “war on obesity” has been going on for years now, rates of chronic and deadly diseases that are commonly associated with weight are still high for Americans.… more »
When seeking advice about nutrition and eating habits, it can be confusing about where to look. Who is credible? The media? The magazine I’m reading? The celebrity I’m following? You hear names like “Nutritionist” and “Registered Dietitian (RD)*” thrown around, but it’s not obvious what the difference is or where you should be going to… more »
Have you ever felt that you just don’t have enough time to make a home-cooked meal every night for dinner? Ever wondered how you can save money by buying in bulk? Do you simply dislike cooking?
If you said yes to any of these questions, meal prepping might be a good fit for you! Before… more »
Not Just What You Eat But How You Eat
Mindful Eating Questionnaire1: Are you a mindful eater? Answer True or False to the following questions to find out:
When I am sad, I eat to feel better. I think about things I need to do while I am eating. I eat so quickly that I… more »