Guest blogger: Lindsay V., Communications Coordinator
Everyone knows that a combination of diet and exercise is the key to a healthy lifestyle. When you are pregnant, it becomes even more important. Everything you do now also affects the health of your baby.
When it comes to training like an Olympic athlete, it’s important to not only train your body, but your mind as well. Even though the 2016 Olympics have come to a close, we know just how important it is to continue building mental fitness after two weeks of intense competition. While a strong mind may not win the competition, a weak one will surely lose. Continue reading
Training for an Olympic sport starts at the kitchen table. In order to sustain the energy levels of an Olympian athlete, you must fuel properly—before and after training sessions. Ahead of the Beijing Games, Michael Phelps was consuming 12,000 calories a day (4,000 per meal)! Your daily caloric intake should be based on basal metabolic rate—the number of calories you burn naturally throughout the day—and the frequency and intensity of your exercise routine. Continue reading
If you’re like me, you have Rio Fever! Growing up, I always loved watching the Olympics—gymnastics was my favorite sport. Olympic athletes inspire us with their discipline and natural talent as they climb higher, jump further and run faster—constantly breaking records. They encourage us all to take on new challenges. Whether your goal is to run a marathon, improve your foul shot or compete in a triathlon competition, there are lessons to be learned from the world’s top athletes. Continue reading
Image source: Google Images / Fitness Trackers
It seems like everywhere you look people are sporting fitness trackers. The fitness tracking movement is alive and well and offers many benefits, including tracking steps, calories, distance travelled, caloric intake, and even heart rate and sleep. Whether you are looking to lose weight or simply become more active, fitness trackers are leading the way to better health.