Ski Snacks

Last weekend I spent the a few days on the slopes in Stowe, VT.  Attempting to avoid the overpriced (and greasy) ski lodge snacks, I decided to pack a cooler of healthier-for-you goodies, to keep me and this guy well nourished during a day of skiing and snow boarding. Foods that graced the cooler: Homemade … Continue reading

Fueling your Body from Resting to Running

What is the most important dietary component to fueling your workout? Unfortunately the answer to this question is much more complicated than just protein, fat, or the sometimes-frowned-upon carbohydrate. Typically, when we talk about what our body really needs, we miss the bigger picture that involves antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals, but most importantly, REAL FOOD. … Continue reading

12 Minute Morning Workout

Here it is- your waker-upper workout that will only take 12 minutes. Put your pot of coffee on and have at it. You’ll have a fresh cup of joe waiting for you when you’re done, and a well-rounded total body toning that you can feel good about all day long. The better news? This combination … Continue reading

4 Reasons to Be an Early Morning Exerciser

My parents spent the first 18 years of my life attempting to wake me up. Not figuratively. Literally. If I had it my way I would sleep in every morning. The problem with that is, I’m way more productive in the morning. Anytime before lunch really, then I’m ready for nap-time. That being said, every … Continue reading

8 Ways to Love Your Heart.

A few years ago, I was teaching a nutrition lesson to a group of 12 year old girls. When I asked them what foods keep their heart healthy, they all replied: Cheerios. I don’t think this even had anything to do with the fact that they were 12, as I faced a similar crossroads with … Continue reading

The Sweat Factor Part 2: A Beginners Guide to Cleansing Exercise

So for those of you who are needing a little guidance to kick-start your exercise regimen, this quick, simple, energizing and waist-widdling routine shouldn’t take you more than 15 minutes, and is the equivalent of pressing your internal “refresh” button every morning (or evening). This small routine can easily be integrated into your current workouts, … Continue reading