Nutrition

7 Great Quinoa Recipes for Breakfast

If you love your morning oatmeal, odds are you’ll go cuckoo for breakfast quinoa, too. Not just a p.m. food, quinoa is the perfect addition to your breakfast routine. Warm and comforting, the good-for-you seed (yes, quinoa is a seed!) not only sticks to your ribs but packs a whole lot of nutrients, too. One cup of…

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Don’t Keep Injuries a Secret

Physical therapists are experts in dealing with injuries, but your PT can’t help if they don’t know about your injury! You might be wondering who would keep an injury secret. The answer is – lots of people! The first thing that comes to your mind might be an athlete, like a football player, or maybe…

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Mindful Eating | How 2 Master It

What is mindful eating? Mindful eating has been talked about more and more over the last few years (and for good reason!). But what exactly is mindful eating? In a nutshell, it’s a way of eating that focuses on our awareness and experience of the food we’re eating. Practicing mindfulness can not only help us…

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The Best Healthy Snack for your Gut

The One Snack Gastroenterologists Want You to Eat More Often (It Isn’t Yogurt) A healthy gut sets the foundation for overall health. It’s linked to immunity and can even affect your mental health. What you eat plays an important role, and choosing the right snacks can help — or hinder — your microbiome. When it…

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Unhappy Gut? Here’s Why

How many are messing with you? Between the billion-dollar probiotic-supplement push, probiotic additives in food (probiotic chips!), and recent studies linking gut health to everything from mental well-being to cancer, the gut—those 25 feet of intestines sitting inside your core—seems to be the seat of all good health. Despite what manufacturers would have you believe,…

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Best & Worst Foods for your Endurance

For many athletes, endurance is very important. But many everyday tasks also rely on endurance, such as walking your dog, cleaning the house and working physically demanding jobs. If you’ve ever felt winded after doing chores or light physical activity, it could be a sign that your endurance levels are low. “Endurance refers to the…

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HOW 2 SPRING CLEAN YOUR LIFESTYLE

Step up your spring cleaning this year by including your health as well as your home. Traditionally, spring is the time of year when many of us undertake a deep clean of our home, finally prioritizing our attention to decluttering our cupboards and throwing out unnecessary objects. Still, with all that time spent devoting ourselves…

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The 12 Best Foods That Help You Sleep

A spoonful of PB might help you get a sounder night’s slumber. Anyone who’s ever felt drowsy after dining on turkey during the holidays knows that certain foods can affect your alertness. Yep, what you put on your plate plays a part in promoting how well you snooze. The connection between diet and sleep was…

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Avoid these Common Race Day Fueling Mistakes

Whether you’re running a 5K or a marathon, the food you eat and the fluids you drink on race day can make or break your performance. Runners know this, of course. But maybe because of the hectic mornings, the rush of endorphins or the confusing calorie maths, mistakes happen. Race-day fuelling is a tricky subject,…

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7-Day Kickstart Plan to Improve Heart Health

Even if you’re young and relatively healthy, you may still have risk factors for heart disease. About 40 percent of all adults under the age of 40 have obesity, for example, and more than half of all adults under 60 have high blood pressure, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Now…

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