4 Things to Know Before Buying Dietary Supplements

You make food and lifestyle choices to keep you energetic, free from illness, and feeling great. Now you’re wondering "Should I take supplements to help my health?" What is the difference between a vitamin/mineral and other herbal and performance enhancing supplements? Vitamins and minerals are chemical substances found in our food that our bodies require in very small amounts (compared...
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5 ways to “Up” your (healthy) pizza game

Extra cheese and pepperoni, step aside. Pizza gets a reputation for being “unhealthy” by some, but let’s think about what it is at its core: a grain (crust), a vegetable (tomato sauce) and a dairy (cheese). Hmm, that sounds a lot like a healthy meal to me with 3 food groups and a mix of macronutrients (carbohydrate, fat, and protein)....
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Pack Some Snacks

Thru-hikers on the Appalachian trail choose trail names - some are intense, some funny. Sometimes they’re assigned to a hiker by others who meet them. While reading the book “Wild” I was discussing this with my husband who assigned me the trail name “Snacks”. I’m not a thru-hiker but I’m an endurance runner and a pretty hungry one - so...
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Get Ready for Fall Sports Practices – Follow These 5 Nutrition Tips!

Is anyone else feeling like we’re creeping closer to autumn? The cooler weather lately in PA has been making me crave long runs on crunchy leaves and cross country! Are you ready for your fall sport to start? You may have put in all the training that coach sent out this summer but don’t forget that your day to day...
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Reward Comes from Challenge… and a Little Intimidation

Have you tried once or twice to make that diet or lifestyle change but “failed” even though it’s what you truly know is best? Now tap into that “failure” - it’s the thing that will make you stronger and help you meet your goals. It may be scary, painful, intimidating and yes, you may even fail another time or two;...
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