Exercise after 50: What to Consider

In last month’s sports medicine bulletin from the American College of sports medicine, there was some interesting information about how our body responds to exercise after the age of 50.  The following are a few of the key points: Strength training should be a part of a workout program because if people strength train, they […]

Great Fall Recipe for Apple-Butternut Squash Soup

I love seasonal recipes, and one of my fall favorites is butternut squash soup.  Last year, I was introduced to Martha Stewart’s version with her “Apple-Butternut Squash Soup”.  Since I loved the recipe so much, I made it again this year and it was just as tasty as I remembered.  So, I wanted to share […]

Protein: Updates on Recommended Levels and Timing of Intakes

In the latest issue of my Sports, Cardiovascular and Wellness Nutrition Newsletter, I read in interesting article with some updates to the current protein recommendations. To start, it is important to understand that one of the main functions of protein in the body is to build and maintain muscle mass.  Without adequate protein each day, […]

Tips to Build Muscle/Gain Weight

  The best way to build muscle mass is to participate in a progressive resistance training program.  Muscles need the right stimulation in order to grow, and you need to support that training with an appropriate nutrition plan.  The most important nutrition factor to build muscle mass is to ensure that you are taking in […]

How to Choose a Sports Drink

Sports drinks can help improve performance for athletes who participate in endurance sports lasting > 1 hour.  The primary functions of sports drinks are that they help to hydrate athletes, they provide carbohydrate energy and they replace electrolytes lost in sweat.   But with all of the beverages out there, how do you know which one […]