by Karen Michelson
In 1984, Bhutan participated in the Olympics for the first time, competing in archery (their national sport). The Bhutan International Marathon is run every year in March, with 100% of the profits going to the country’s youth and Olympic sports programs. Continue reading “Running in Bhutan”
by John Stanton
I conducted an informal poll on social media by asking: “What is your must have running accessory?” Our readers responded loudly and clearly with their favourites. For more running tips, questions and giveaways, follow me on Facebook at JohnStantonRunningRoom. Continue reading “It’s The Little Things”
by John Stanton
Now that summer has finally arrived, you’ll need to start paying closer attention to your hydration needs, especially in hot weather conditions.
Water is essential in all seasons for regulating your body temperature, transporting glucose and other nutrients to your cells, and removing waste products. All these processes suffer when water intake is inadequate, and dehydration can occur. Left unchecked, dehydration will hinder your physical performance and can be dangerous to your overall health. Allow me to clear up a few questions about fluid intake, to save you from any hydration frustration. Continue reading “Hydration Orientation”
by Dr. Reed Ferber, Ph.D. CAT(C)
Runners often have a lot of questions about stretching, such as: should I warm up first before I stretch? Will stretching improve my performance? Does stretching really help prevent injuries? These are all excellent questions and the answers can sometimes seem a bit confusing. Continue reading “The Science of Stretching”
by Tara Postnikoff
A smoothie can be a nutritious meal or it can be a recipe for sugar overload. When you use the right ingredients, smoothies are a convenient way to get many nutrients in one meal, and the possibilities are endless. Unlike juicing, smoothies maintain all the fibre from the foods you use. They can be used as an on-the-go meal alternative in the morning or after your workout. Continue reading “What are the Nutritional Benefits of Smoothies?”
by Lisa Podlecki, RD
Get the most out of fresh summer fruit by making this delicious dessert loaded with berries. Pair with a side of ice cream or yogurt for a perfect summer treat! Feel free to substitute or mix in a variety of your favourite fruits.
Continue reading “Blueberry Crumble”
by Lisa Podlecki, RD
Adding plant-based proteins like lentils is a great way to add variety to your diet and have a meal that is quick and easy to make. Lentils are a great source of protein, carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals. Combining them with foods rich in vitamin C, like bell peppers, tomatoes and kale, helps to maximize iron absorption.
Continue reading “Lentil Quesadillas”
by Jen Rawson, RD
The philosophy of Intuitive Eating encourages people to throw out the diet rulebook and instead use the body’s inner signals of hunger, fullness, and satisfaction to make food choices. In contrast, sports nutrition is made up of formulas and guidelines that tell us what, when, and how much to eat. So, can an an athlete or active individual eat intuitively? Absolutely! It just may take some guidance on how to combine to two concepts. Continue reading “Intuitive Eating in Sports Nutrition”
by Don Zabloski
Summer is finally here, bringing unlimited options for outdoor activity “play time” with the family. If you’re looking for inspiration, here are some outside-the-box ideas:
Be a tourist in your own community by visiting new locations in your neighbourhood or across town. Travel on foot or by public transportation, which requires more walking than taking the family vehicle. Discover public parks, visit a zoo or explore other outdoor attractions. Continue reading “Summer Fun”