When winter arrives, running poses more challenges as temperatures dip below 20 degrees and instead creep closer to the single digits. For distance runners, the treadmill (AKA the dreadmill) isn’t the most appealing option. If you’re crazy enough (like me!) to brave the elements, here are some tips for road warriors to stay safe and warm!
At one time, low fat and fat free foods were all the rage. Anyone looking to shed a few pounds simply cut out calories, mostly from fat. We put our trust in medical professionals, and our doctors and dietitians told us fat would make us fat, so we need to stop eating it! Fast forward 20 years and obesity has skyrocketed, while high cholesterol, diabetes, and heart disease are more prevalent than ever.
A couple of questions I get asked all the time are: “How did you get into running?”, and “How can you run so far?” While I wish there was some incredibly inspiring story behind it, the truth is that it was a completely random decision.
I am an expert in healthy eating for a healthy, fit body. You might catch me downing a SunWarrior protein shake, or eggs and oatmeal on a regular basis, but I’ll be honest: I also indulge in the sweeter things in life! That’s what a healthy lifestyle is all about: balance.
Aloe vera is one of the oldest mentioned plants used for health purposes, dating all the way back to the ancient Chinese and Egyptians. They used this resilient, cactus-looking plant (a hearty succulent known as the “Lily of the Desert”) for its beneficial properties. As you may remember from science class, succulents are able to retain water in poor climates or soil conditions, which makes them perfectly self-hydrating.
Ho, ho, ho, Santa is coming to town, and if you’re anything like me, stuffing the stocking is the most fun part of gift giving! As a self-proclaimed beauty guru and fanatic, I’ve picked out a few of my favorite things for the self-pampering kind, or maybe someone who would enjoy a little pick-me-up.
When you think of exercise and fitness, what is the first thing that comes to mind? For me, it has always been running, probably because I marvel at folks who can hit the pavement and just go. Perhaps because it’s something that I’ve never been comfortable doing (the jarring impact is too much for my joints), or perhaps it’s the sleek runner’s body that I so jealously admire.
As a Registered Dietician I get a lot of questions from friends about what they should be eating, and I’ve heard some pretty crazy things. One friend recently told me that in an effort to lose weight he’s been eating fruits and vegetables exclusively for several weeks. Macronutrients are a vital part of a healthy diet; they alone will not sustain your body. While every body is different in its needs; however, a major component to all balanced diets is protein.
Do work, family or other circumstances have you feeling stressed? Does it bring inconsistency to your mood and energy levels? The root of the issue begins with stress hormones which can sabotage your health efforts when you’re stressed.
Kale is one hot menu item these days. Everyone from A-list celebrities to athletes and politicians are raving about the health benefits of this dark, leafy, “king of the greens.”