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April 2016

Panic, Joy, and Pheidippides

So much of our current definition of sports, competition, and even the study of exercise science have roots in ancient Greece. Games of archery, discus, javelin, and combat were contested amongst warriors and hunters to test their skills against one another, and even to decide positioning on the battlefield and in the hunt. Elders, philosophers,…

Are You Sleeping?

We’ve all heard people use the motto “I’ll sleep when I’m dead.” I was one of those people! I was pedal to the metal all day, everyday. I quickly found that this way of life was not good for my health, productivity or performance—three things I care tremendously about. Sleep is an amazing healer and allows…

Train To Be Your Best!

How about a life with a little more time, a little more energy and a little less stress? Heck yeah! In fact, I’ve developed some strategies I’d like to share with you that have helped me be the best I can be. These habits have helped me manage stress and keep my health in an optimum…

Sweet Spot

We’re friends, right? I’d like to create a judgement-free zone here. I must confess something. Ok, great, deep breath, here goes: I am a nutritionist and I love sugar. I’m well aware of the dangers, as I’m sure you are, of excessive sugar consumption. For quite some time, nutritionists, medical experts and publications (including this…

Need Motivation? Look to Nature

For as long as I can remember I’ve found a deep connection with nature and physical activity. Even now, when I’m feeling stress, anxiety or just plain out-of-sorts, I reflect on my childhood days playing in the fields of my hometown, Lafayette, LA. This not only gets me feeling centered and happy again it also…