HOLIDAY HEALTH SURVIVAL GUIDE The holidays can be a whirlwind time of year--Thanksgiving, Friendsgiving, your work party, your partners work party, one side of the family’s party, then the others, Secret Santa, a cookie swap, holiday events at school for the kids...The list goes on and on. It’s fun, but its a lot.
About EMurrayErin is a graduate student working toward a Masters of Science in Nutrition and Health Promotion, as well as completing the Didactic Program in Dietetics to become a Registered Dietitian. She’s also a Precision Nutrition Certified Nutrition Coach and Certified Sports Nutritionist.
NUTRIENT TIMING Nutrient timing is a topic that we get a lot of questions about in the gym. Typically, nutrient timing refers to the ingestion of foods, supplements, and fortified foods surrounding workouts or at particular intervals throughout the day in order to maximize body composition changes or performance. While its an important
THE REVOLUTION February Conference at Pure Performance: The Revolution Pure Performance will be hosting an exciting course this winter featuring some of the health and fitness industry’s most forward-thinking leaders. “The Revolution” conference will take a deep dive into anti-fragility from three separate realms: chronic stress, movement pliability, and strength and conditioning. The
BUILD YOUR COMMUNITY AND YOUR BODY The humans of 2018 are facing a strange conundrum: we have more vehicles for connection than ever, but are reporting more loneliness than ever. This has profound impacts on our health--both mental and physical--and effects the way our brains perceive the threats and safety around us. According to
BLOOD SUGAR ISSUES AND THE FUNDAMENTAL SOLUTIONS More than 30 million people in the United States have diabetes, and of those, 90 to 95-percent of them have type 2 diabetes--an illness induced by nutritional and lifestyle factors. Diagnosed diabetes cases cost the United States healthcare system $327 billion per year. One in seven
Why Seemingly All Diets Can Succeed...or Fail It seems like not a day goes by where we don’t hear about an amazing new diet that will “reset your metabolism” or make you “shed body fat.” Everything is labeled as “fast,” “quick, “overnight,” or my personal favorite: “fat burning machine.” Even more interesting than
PHYSIOLOGICAL REGULATION VS. REWARD REGULATION If we were to peer back into time and look at the way humans evolved to interact with, select, and consume food, we would find clues that help us understand the modern obesity epidemic of today. Thousands of years ago, it took hours--maybe even days--to find food. That
CALORIES-IN AND CALORIES-OUT: ENERGY EXPENDITURE MODELS Whether you’re a frequent flyer at the gym, a weekend warrior, or thinking about starting to workout, you’ve no doubt been faced with an energy expenditure scenario. Energy expenditure is the rate at which our bodies burn calories, and is connected to the rate at which we
JUST START: WHY THERE IS NO PAUSE BUTTON ON YOUR HEALTH Undertaking new health endeavors can be intimidating for even the most seasoned fitness veterans. Changing the way we eat, rearranging the daily routine to allow for more exercise, altering our evening schedule to try to get more sleep--it’s certainly not always easy.
ENERGY SYSTEMS AREN'T JUST FOR ATHLETES You may have heard the term “energy systems” mentioned in the gym, at practice--or perhaps your children’s practices--in fitness articles, or other health outlets. It’s a complex term that’s often referred to, and is perhaps one of the most confusing and misunderstood things about human performance. And