Have you ever heard the phrase, toxic gym culture? We all know physical activity is great for both our mental and physical health. There are many different types of exercises and places to exercise. Some people dance, swim, run, cycle or lift weights. Some people enjoy working out at home or prefer to go to […]

Health at Every Size, Sports Nutrition

January 16, 2024

Toxic Gym Culture

What are micronutrients and why are they so important? You likely have heard a lot about macronutrients (carbohydrates, protein, and fat) and the roles they play in exercise and performance. However, you may not have heard about micronutrients and the important role they play in health, exercise, and performance. Let’s get into it. What are […]

Sports Nutrition

July 10, 2023

Do Athletes Need More Micronutrients? Micronutrients for Athletes

The holidays are filled with the people we love, celebrations, and of course, food. It can be a challenging time for many, especially if your focus is on the calories and trying to avoid the charcuterie board or holiday cookies. Being stressed about food or your body can take away the enjoyment and your ability […]

Eating Disorders, Non-Diet Nutrition, Uncategorized

December 26, 2022

Intuitive Eating and the Holidays

Diet culture can lead you to believe that exercise is a tool for weight loss and nothing else. However, there’s no doubt that there are lots of great reasons to move your body. When the sole reason you are exercising is to change your body, exercise can feel like a miserable chore. It doesn’t have […]

Health at Every Size, Men's Health, Sports Nutrition, Women's Health

August 15, 2022

Reasons to Exercise Other Than Weight Loss

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Assessing your Relationship with Movement We have all heard that regular exercise is an important part of a healthy lifestyle. There’s no doubt that physical activity does the body good. For example, exercise can reduce risks of cancer, heart disease, and type II diabetes. It can also boost our mood, stress tolerance, and sleep quality. […]

Health at Every Size, Non-Diet Nutrition, Sports Nutrition

August 8, 2022

What is Joyful Movement?

There are a few body and eating related comments that come to mind from my own days as a high school athlete: “Hold that plank a little longer– c’mon, it’s bikini season!” “Did we have too much pie this Thanksgiving? You all are running slow!” “If you would lose weight, it would help you run […]

Eating Disorders, Non-Diet Nutrition, Sports Nutrition, Uncategorized

June 27, 2022

Tips for Coaches: Avoiding Body Related Comments