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Kristen Ziesmer, Sports Dietitian - How to Improve Gut Health for Cold and Flu Season

How to Improve Gut Health for Cold and Flu Season

Looking for ways to boost your immune system during cold and flu season? Tip: 70% of your immune system is in your gut! The wise saying “you are what you eat” is testimony to the importance of our digestive tract, and there is plenty of information available to learn about the amazing role our guts …

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Staying Hydrated: A Step-By-Step Approach to Calculating 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, Nutrition Edition

Vacationing: The Healthy(er) Approach, Nutrition Edition

This blog shares how you can have a realistic approach to eating healthy on vacation, without depriving yourself. Figuring out exactly how I was going to write this blog was quite the challenge, to say the least.  The day before I left for my epic Philly/NYC vacation (which was absolutely fantastic, by the way), I …

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Kristen Ziesmer, Sports Dietitian - Banana-Nut Cookies Recipe

Recipe of the Month: Banana-Nut Cookies

This guest post by Hannah Giangaspro, Exercise Science and Nutrition Intern shares how she overcomes sugar cravings, plus her recipe for 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, …

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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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Kristen Ziesmer, Sports Dietitian - Why Coconut Oil Should Be In Your Diet

Why Coconut Oil Should Be In Your Diet

Do you know the benefits of coconut oil? Learn why it should be in your diet. What’s all the hype about coconut oil? Why are people cooking with it? Isn’t it high in saturated fat? Doesn’t saturated fat cause heart disease? These are all great questions! I’m hoping to answer all of these questions while …

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