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

A registered dietitian (RD) undergoes many years of school and training before they can qualify to take their RD credentialing exam. Many people do not realize that in order to become a certified sports dietitian, a dietitian has to do even more training. In order gain the Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics (CSSD) credential a […]

Sports Nutrition, Uncategorized

January 3, 2024

Top 5 Reasons To Work With a Sports RD 

In today’s world, stories of resilience and overcoming challenges are a dime a dozen. But every once in a while, we encounter a story so profound that it deserves to be shared and celebrated. On our latest Mind Your Fitness episode, we spotlight an inspiring conversation with Adrianne Haslet. Adrianne is a Boston Marathon survivor, […]

Sports Nutrition, Women's Health

December 18, 2023

Embracing Change and Overcoming Challenges: An Inspiring Conversation with Adrianne Haslet

Creatine is a commonly talked about supplement within the sport and fitness community. Why is this supplement so popular and does it actually have any benefits? Let’s talk about it. What is Creatine? Creatine is one of the most well researched and widely used nutrition supplements. It’s well known for its performance benefits, specifically for […]

Sports Nutrition, Women's Health

December 4, 2023

Creatine for Active Women – Is Creatine for Women Helpful?

As an active woman or as an athlete have you ever wondered if you should be keeping an eye on certain vitamins, minerals, or hormones in your bloodwork more closely than your non-active counterparts? The answer is yes! Iron, vitamin D, cortisol, vitamin B12, and a hormone panel are all helpful blood markers to monitor […]

Sports Nutrition, Women's Health

October 2, 2023

Important Bloodwork for Athletes and Active Women

Have you ever ignored a missing or irregular period thinking it was a normal part of training for a sport as a female athlete? Have you ever considered a missing period when training as a badge of honor that you are training hard? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you are not […]

Eating Disorders, Sports Nutrition, Uncategorized

September 4, 2023

Female Athletes: Is a Missing Period Due to Exercise?

Many health care professionals now recognize the importance of sleep. In fact, some go as far as to say that rest is just as important as diet and exercise in overall health and chronic disease management and prevention. And guess what – they are correct! This information might be exciting news to some readers as […]

Non-Diet Nutrition, Sports Nutrition

August 14, 2023

Foods to Eat for Better Sleep

Many of you have likely heard of disordered eating but, have you heard of RED-S? Disordered eating is an eating pattern that restricts or limits intake of overall energy or certain foods types/categories. When disordered eating is severe an athlete can be in a state of low energy availability which can lead them to the […]

Sports Nutrition

August 1, 2023

Is it RED-S or Disordered Eating?

A woman rejects a plate of donuts before learning what happens when you stop dieting

Did you know that the average adult body is 60% water? Maintaining water balance in the body by properly hydrating is important for normal body functioning and also exercise and performance. Before we get into the role adequate hydration plays in exercise performance let’s review some quick terminology you will see in this blog… What […]

Sports Nutrition

July 17, 2023

How to Stay Hydrated this Summer

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