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
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
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
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
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
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