ARTHRITIS AND MOVEMENT: YOUR WEIGHTLIFTING PRESCRIPTION by Mike DeMille, DPT and Erin Murray Arthritis can be a debilitating condition in which cartilage is degraded in joints--resulting in pain or discomfort, inflammation, and loss of function. Oftentimes, this pain and dysfunction can lead to total joint replacements if movement or comfort cannot be regained. For
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.
SIMPLE STORIES ARE RUINING OUR HEALTH PROGRESS We all fall victim to believing in the simple health stories that permeate our culture. These stories sum very complex ideas into short quips that sound authoritative, but lack context and often, truth. “Breakfast is the most important meal of the day.” “Cut carbs out of
EATING OUT: THE ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM In the last decade, modern food culture has undergone a massive shift away from traditional home-cooking. More than ever, we depend on eating meals that were prepared by others. Restaurants come in all shapes and sizes—from fast food to five-star steakhouses. The emerging category of gourmet
TIPS FOR CHANGING WHEN CHANGE IS HARD The New Year’s Resolution landscape is fraught with landmines and traps. Many people give themselves a greenlight from Thanksgiving to New Years Eve to indulge however they please, and promise themselves to lose the holiday weight gain in the new year. But those promises only set
FIVE THINGS TO ADD INTO YOUR DAY IN 2019 New Year’s Resolutions tend to revolve around taking things out of our day. For many people, everything from sugar to alcohol are promised to be removed beginning January 1. But the feeling of deprivation slowly drives people crazy until they succumb, and the vices
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.
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