Protein and the Athlete, by Susan Kitchen RD, CSSD

It’s true that athletes require more protein than their sedentary counterparts. And while many athletes meet or exceed the recommended daily protein requirement, they may not be distributing their protein intake appropriately. Consuming too much protein can be as risky … Read More

Hydration for Endurance Athletes in the Heat of Summer , By Lauren Wentz

Whether you are an elite athlete or weekend warrior, hydration is important for everyone and commonly over looked by most. Proper hydration means getting enough fluid through out the day and before, during, and after physical activity. Water helps transport … Read More

It’s the Little Things- How to Turn Exercise from an Activity into a Lifestyle, By Amanda Eccleston

Not everyone can be a professional athlete, and that’s okay. But that doesn’t mean you have to settle instead of being the best possible athlete you can be! One of the main things that sets professional athletes apart is what … Read More

Difference between a Dietary Supplement and a Food Label, by Katie Elliott, MS, RD

Do you know the difference between a Dietary Supplement and a Food Label? Introduction Take a look at the labels on your sports nutrition products. As long as you have a variety of brands, you are likely to notice that … Read More

In the Spotlight – Caitlin Hewitt

Normally our “In the Spotlight” features individual accomplishments or highlights someone who we have discovered. In the past, we have blogged about their achievements or their ability to overcome significant odds. Caitlin Hewitt is a bit of a departure from … Read More

Spouses: The Unsung Heroes of Sports, By Heather Wilson

For better or worse, for richer or for poor, in sickness and in health, until death do us part. While these vows are commonly heard at weddings, they tend to be especially tested when it comes to being the spouse … Read More

How to effectively warm-up as a cyclist? By Chris Mayhew

What should a warm up be? It should be a routine. Race day should feel like any other day in terms of preparation. The same food, the same routines, the same mental game. Don’t do something in warm up you’ve … Read More

Nutrients of Interest for Vegetarian and Vegan Athletes, by Katie Elliott, MS, RD

Plant-based diets are all the rage right now, and with good reason. Epidemiological research has shown that plant-based diets may lower body mass index, blood pressure, blood sugar and cholesterol levels. Plant-based diets may also lower the risk of cardiovascular … Read More

Why I use Cocoa Elite’s Endurance Product, by Heather Wilson

Bonking, hitting the wall, carrying a piano on your back. Regardless of what you call it, every endurance athlete experiences it. The unwanted, sudden, and sometimes extreme fatigue will attest that proper fueling is the key to overcoming and ultimately avoiding … Read More