Pawsitive Nutrition

How to Eat Plant-Based

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 »

The Importance of Electrolytes

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 »

COVID19 Nutrition and Immunity

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 »

SMART Goal Setting

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 »

How Much Protein Do You Need?

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 »

Rethink Your Drink

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 »

Staying Hydrated with Food

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

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 »