Active Lifestyle

Creating a Healthier Environment to Support Your Goals

Creating a Healthier Environment to Support Your Goals

Want to lose weight and eat healthier? It starts in your home environment. In this video, I demonstrate practical tips for establishing healthier habits in your home and kitchen to set yourself up for success. In my other video, Should I Track My Macros? I talked about focusing on things you can eat rather than […]

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Sports Drinks vs Electrolytes

Sports Drinks versus Electrolytes

Training in the summer heat? What do you reach for to stay hydrated and fueled? When it comes to staying hydrated, knowing when to reach for plain water, an electrolyte supplement, or a sports drink can dramatically impact your performance. But what’s the difference? And does it matter? The answer is a resounding “YES”, and

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How to Prevent Dehydration with Electrolytes

How to Prevent Dehydration with Electrolytes

Athletes and active individuals need to drink more than just water. With sweaty summer training, your body’s best friend is sodium. Here in South Carolina, it’s a typical hot and humid summer, and any activity outdoors can take it out of you…sodium that is! Many of my clients are telling me how they’re not feeling

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Kristen Ziesmer, Sports Dietitian - How to Spend Less Time in the Kitchen with an Active Family

How to Spend Less Time in the Kitchen with an Active Family

Does it feel like your ‘side hustle’ is constantly making meals in the kitchen? It’s a question I hear from parents ALL THE TIME… “How do I feed nutritious food to my family that’s always on the go?” The pain is real for parents of active kids and young athletes who are constantly hungry. Having

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Hydration Needs for Young Athletes

Hydration Needs for Young Athletes

Parents listen up! Every summer I work with young athletes to help them understand their hydration needs, and to establish a hydration protocol for parents to help their athlete implement. It’s a “hot” topic every summer (pun intended!), because it’s such a critical component of their health and performance, and the consequences of dehydration are

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Kristen Ziesmer, Sports Dietitian - 3 Hacks to Eliminate Piriformis Syndrome Pain

3 Hacks to Eliminate Piriformis Syndrome Pain

In this video clip, I demonstrate 3 easy ways to release tightness and eliminate pain from Piriformis Syndrome. Piriformis Syndrome is something that I personally struggled with from having two kids, and it’s very common in athletes, runners, hikers, weight lifters and impacts anybody who’s active. What is the piriformis muscle? Your piriformis is a

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