Active Lifestyle

Staying Hydrated: A Step-By-Step Approach to Calculating Your Sweat Rate

Have you considered what your sweat rate is, and how it can easily cause dehydration? You don’t have to stand outside long to know that summer is in full-swing.  It’s this time of year that I ask myself why I even bother showering. I sweat just standing out there! Unfortunately, we can’t stop the sweating.

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Kristen Ziesmer, Sports Dietitian - Vacationing, The Healthy(er) Approach, Fitness Edition

Vacationing: The Healthy(er) Approach, Fitness Edition

Learn how you can maintain your fitness and training regime while on vacation. This video demonstration shows you a 30-minute body-weight workout you can do anywhere. Well, I thought the time would never come… I’m going on vacation! I will be spending my birthday watching U2 play in concert, and then topping it off with

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Kristen Ziesmer, Sports Dietitian - Work the Buddy System, A Total-Body Workout to do with Your Friend

Work the Buddy System: A Total-Body Workout to do With Your Friend

Grab a friend and watch this video to learn how to get a fun total-body workout for two that will get you both in great shape. Let’s face it, there are times (lots of times) where we’d rather do anything besides work out. Throughout this past year, this issue was especially hard for me because,

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Kristen Ziesmer, Sports Dietitian - A Scientific Approach to Low-Carb Diets in Endurance Athletes

A Scientific Approach to Low-Carb Diets in Endurance Athletes

Training on a low-carb diet? Learn the science behind why high-fat / low-carb diets fail to support endurance athletes. Let’s review on a more scientific level about the effects of low-carbohydrate diets in endurance athletes. Also, check out this post by Guest Blogger, Hannah Giangaspro, Exercise Science and Nutrition Intern, where she shares how a

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Kristen Ziesmer, Sports Dietitian - My Experience as an Endurance Athlete on a Low-Carb Diet

My Experience as an Endurance Athlete on a Low-Carb Diet

Guest Blogger, Hannah Giangaspro, Exercise Science and Nutrition Intern shares how a low-carb diet impacted her performance as an endurance athlete. As an endurance athlete and Exercise Science major, I started hearing quite a bit about this high-fat, low-carb diet within the past few years. The theory behind it is strong: eat as little carbs

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Kristen Ziesmer, Sports Dietitian - Working Out to Maximize Fat-Burn

Working Out to Maximize Fat-Burn

Want to maximize fat-burn with less time and more results when working out? Learn the power of EPOC with Guest Blogger, Hannah Giangaspro, Exercise Science and Nutrition Intern Ever heard of EPOC? Yeah, neither had I until I started taking graduate-level Exercise Science courses. Now that I’ve learned quite a bit about it, I just

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Kristen Ziesmer, Sports Dietitian - Building the Perfect Protein Shake

Building the Perfect Protein Shake

In this video, Guest Blogger, Hannah Giangaspro, Exercise Science and Nutrition Intern explains the three ingredients that make the perfect protein shake. We’ve all seen those big dudes at the gym walking around like the Incredible Hulk, poking their chests out, and staring at themselves in the mirror. I can’t help but acknowledge that there

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Kristen Ziesmer, Sports Dietitian - Recipe of the Month, Gluten-Free Veggie Quiche

Recipe of the Month: Gluten-Free Veggie Quiche

You’ll love this easy recipe for delicious gluten-free veggie quiche for a healthy and quick meal. Picture this: it’s another crazy weekday morning. After snoozing your alarm three times, you roll out of bed and embark on yet another attempt to make yourself look semi-presentable, even though you are absolutely exhausted and are already thinking

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Kristen Ziesmer, Sports Dietitian - Exercise is Medicine - Diabetes Management and Physical Activity

Exercise is Medicine: Diabetes Management and Physical Activity

Why is exercise and physical activity considered the top medicine for diabetes management? In this guest blog, learn about the power of exercise for reducing the impact of diabetes. 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

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