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Just Start: Why There is No Pause Button on Your Health

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.

Just Start: Why There is No Pause Button on Your Health 2018-07-31T16:35:09+00:00

Energy Systems, Performance, and Your Body

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

Energy Systems, Performance, and Your Body 2018-08-07T03:01:26+00:00

The Hygiene Hypothesis: How Modern Environments May Interact with Our Genes

THE HYGIENE HYPOTHESIS Get sick, take antibiotics. Put dirty dishes in the dishwasher. Walk in shoes, on pavement, to and from work. Sit inside all day. Visit a farm once a year, maybe. Wash hands with antibacterial soap consistently throughout the day. Eat food from the grocery store. Never willingly touch dirt. Wear bug

The Hygiene Hypothesis: How Modern Environments May Interact with Our Genes 2018-07-31T15:18:49+00:00

June Farmers’ Markets: What’s In Season

NEW ENGLAND FARMERS' MARKETS Now that June has arrived, it’s safe to say that most local farmers markets are officially open. The opportunity to eat locally grown, in-season produce is a valuable and fun way to supply our bodies with deep nutrition. Local, organic produce tends to have greater nutritional profiles--with increased

June Farmers’ Markets: What’s In Season 2018-06-29T18:43:56+00:00

Strangers in A Strange Land: Nutrition Science and Food Culture

STRANGERS IN A STRANGE LAND: NUTRITION SCIENCE AND FOOD CULTURE Navigating the modern food environment is not a task for the faint of heart. Throughout the day we hear varying food opinions—whether on social media, at lunch with coworkers, or around the dinner table. People are debating which macronutrient groups to eat, or

Strangers in A Strange Land: Nutrition Science and Food Culture 2018-05-26T11:24:13+00:00

TRICEPS: THE OVERLOOKED COMPONENT OF SHOULDER STRENGTH

TRICEPS: THE OVERLOOKED COMPONENT OF SHOULDER STRENGTH When shoulder injury strikes, athletes often turn their focus to strengthening the rotator cuff or improving thoracic rotation. But there’s an often overlooked muscle whose work we rely on to create the kind of power and stability required of baseball and softball players, swimmers and other

TRICEPS: THE OVERLOOKED COMPONENT OF SHOULDER STRENGTH 2017-12-15T09:56:23+00:00

LAYING A FOUNDATION FOR HEALTHY SHOULDERS

LAYING A FOUNDATION FOR HEALTHY SHOULDERS If you’ve ever experienced a shoulder injury while working out, it can be tempting to focus on the shoulder joint itself.  But there may be more behind the problem than meets the eye. When we think about shoulder strength and function, we focus primarily on the glenohumeral

LAYING A FOUNDATION FOR HEALTHY SHOULDERS 2017-10-17T18:04:47+00:00