Becoming More Than Just a Number: My Journey with an Eating Disorder

I have been playing sports since the age of four; being an athlete has always taken up a large portion of my identity.  I remember growing up wanting to be a professional soccer player like Mia Hamm.  In my room,...

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Training Low: A Scientific Approach to Low-Carb Diets in Endurance Athletes

Because I am a woman of my word, today I write to you (on a much more scientific level) about the effects of low-carbohydrate diets in athletes.  You know from last week's several paragraph rant that the high-fat/low-carb diet...

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Recipe of the Month: Banana-Nut Cookies

Confession time. I am a soon-to-be Bachelor of Exercise Science as well as an aspiring registered dietitian. So, naturally, I do my best to eat right and stay fit. That being said, I LOVE SUGAR!! Like absolutely adore it,...

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Food First, Supplements Second: Why Supplements Should Not be Your Primary Go-To

Well, whether we are ready to accept it or not, it’s beach season! With bathing suit weather upon us, it’s time to pull out our razors, tan our pale skin, and burn off all those Christmas cookies that have...

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Exercise is Medicine: Diabetes Management and Physical Activity

Although everyone can benefit from physical activity, individuals with diabetes can significantly improve their overall health by exercising regularly. Studies have shown that exercise can actually reduce the impact of diabetes on the body and prevent diabetes-related disease and...

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How To Enjoy The Holidays Without Blowing It

The holidays mean extra items on the dinner table, which can lead to overeating and consuming too many or unwanted calories. However, this doesn’t mean you have to throw in the towel when it comes to staying on track...

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Magnesium: The Lost Performance Booster

For how little the mineral magnesium is discussed, you might think it’s not that important to our health. However, that couldn’t be further from the truth, especially when it comes to athletic performance. Once you start to understand the important...

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Importance of Rest and Recovery

Healthy living is a daily challenge to balance eating right, exercising, working, family, personal time, and fun. The hustle and bustle of daily life can make it very difficult to do things right and fit everything, and everyone into...

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Tell Me More: Coconut Oil

What’s all the hype about coconut oil? Why are people all of a sudden cooking with coconut oil? Isn’t it high in saturated fat? Doesn’t saturated fat cause heart disease? These are all great questions! I’m hoping to answer...

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Alcohol Guide During The Holiday Season

What are the best and the worst alcoholic drinks when watching our weight? First the obvious: Alcohol is not a weight-loss aid. The more alcohol you drink, the more weight loss may slow down, as the body burns the...

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