Vexing Vocabulary: Calories

Thursday, 28 July 2016 07:57 AM Written by
What is a calorie? We know it as a measurement commonly used when discussing food, but what does it represent? Too simplify things; the calorie is a measure of expended energy. When we talk about our diet, calories are assigned from 3 main sources: carbohydrates, fats and protein (our macronutrients).…

SI Joint Pain: Things to Know

Thursday, 28 July 2016 07:49 AM Written by
Sacroiliac joint dysfunction, or SI joint pain, may be something you’ve heard mentioned before among your fellow athletic friends. It can potentially be difficult to diagnose, so what is it exactly, how do you know if you have it and how do you help ease the pain or prevent it…

Start Riding With These 3 Simple Tips

Tuesday, 26 July 2016 06:58 AM Written by
As a professional in the business of cycling and cycling training, I'm often asked about how to start riding if you haven't been on a bike in years or if you don't even own a bike.  The importance of just "getting started" one way or another was reall brought home…
In recent years, the ketogenic diet has emerged as a popular choice among extreme endurance athletes for a couple key reasons. Today’s post will discuss an introduction to ketogenic dieting, what it means, the potential benefits, as well as potential concerns and obstacles. This post will not discuss the physiology…

Supplementation: A Food First Approach

Wednesday, 20 July 2016 08:32 AM Written by
Supplementation has become increasingly popular in the United States over the past 20 years. Many products have potential application and benefits to target populations, but it is rare that a supplement truly enhances the health or performance of the general population better than an optimized diet. That said, there is…
This is a complete meal in 1 dish and makes ground chicken look fancy! Ground turkey, beef or tofu crumbles are great substitutions for the chicken. The casserole can also be served as a side! Ingredients Serves 4-5 1-2 Tbsp olive oil 1 lb ground chicken 12 oz broccoli 2…
We’ve all heard the saying “Too much of a good thing.” This proves to be true in nutrition and health. Even if your diet consists of the nutrient dense foods, it’s important to keep portion sizes in mind so that you aren’t overeating and taking away from your efforts to eat right.…

Making Real Changes

Wednesday, 06 July 2016 08:01 AM Written by
Do you believe that you live a mostly healthy lifestyle? Why or why not? This is often the first question I ask when working with a new individual who doesn’t come with something specific they want to discuss. Most people have something (usually many things) they want to improve but…
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