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5 Inflammation Fighting Foods For Runners

By Quinn Haisley Inflammation. It’s something that many athletes, especially runners, end up having to deal with at some point. Contrary to popular belief, inflammation isn’t always a bad thing. Short-term inflammation is a sign that the body is healing itself. But long-term inflammation can lead to further complications, such as prolonged injury and arthritis. Pin this article for later! Growing-up as an active kid, I experienced my fair share…

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Snacks To Fuel Your Long Runs & Hikes This Summer

By Jenna Gorham, RDN Now that Memorial Day and 4th of July have passed, it’s pretty safe to say that it’s officially summer! With longer and warmer days, you’ll likely  be heading outside for long runs, hikes, and other fun activities. Whether you’re hitting the pavement for a long weekend run, training for an event, or planning a hiking or backpacking trip, properly fueling and staying hydrated is key for…

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How to Build Muscle on a Vegetarian Diet

By Allison Kraft, MS It’s a common misconception that it is difficult to build muscle on a vegetarian diet. After all, a chicken breast or steak provides much more protein per ounce than beans or whole grains. But building muscle as a vegetarian is not as difficult as you may think. Why Should Vegetarians Care About Muscle? Before we discuss the how, you might be wondering why it is important to…

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What Every Athlete Needs To Know About Electrolytes

By Jenna Gorham, RD, LN If you’ve ever looked at a bottle of Gatorade, you’ve likely seen the term “electrolytes”. But why is this scientific term so important to athletes, when do you need electrolytes, and can you get them without drinking sugar-filled sports drinks? Electrolytes are minerals that have an electrical charge and play a central role in the body’s fluid balance. They’re necessary  for proper hydration, acid-base balance…

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Nutrition Education/ Sports Nutrition

5 Reasons To Drink a2 Milk

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by a2 milk. All opinions are my own, and I only work with brands that I use and would recommend to others. “I’m lactose intolerant.” That’s something I’ve been hearing more often from my athlete clients. As a constantly hungry long-distance runner, I’m always on the lookout for high protein foods that will curb hunger and repair muscles after a workout. My refueling beverage of…

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