In The Spotlight – Anne Torrez

It took a long time for Anne to consider herself an athlete…. 2009: Anne was 27, newly married…and miserable. No, she didn’t marry the wrong guy. She knew Sean was right for her shortly after meeting him. She didn’t know … Read More

The Female Athlete’s Guide to Fueling/Hydration for Optimal Performance, by Susan Kitchen RD, CSSD

Imagine you are preparing for a long road trip. How often do you pack the car, check for missing essentials, hit the bathroom, and fill the gasoline tank with water before heading out of town? Never, I hope! Why? Because … Read More

Why is Strength Training Important to Women

One of the most efficient ways of eliminating excess body fats and keeping the body physically fit is through nurturing adequate muscle mass. Most of us, especially the aging population, need to practice resistance exercises to develop muscle mass. Some … Read More

Sleepy Time Recovery has all the Ingredients to Support Overnight Recovery and Rest, by Katie Elliott, MS, RD

Cocoa Elite has a team of ambassadors that proudly use their products (and love them). This group includes dietitians, coaches, elite athletes, and health-conscious individuals. This group also includes individuals interested in improving their well-being and overall health. The team … Read More

Understanding Adaptive Sports, by Lauren Wentz

I first became interested in adapted sports when a friend of mine/former patient asked me to run the Boston marathon with him. He suffers from MS, and I became his guide for the race. He runs in the mobility impaired … Read More

Which Marathon is the Best, Big City or Small Town? By Julie Benson

Running a marathon is a life-changing experience. While both big city marathons and smaller marathons have 26.2 mile courses, both types of marathons offer distinctively different but equally exhilarating experiences. There is something truly electrifying about toeing the starting line … Read More

Hydration Strategies for Competitive Athletes, by Katie Elliott, MS, RD

If you’re an athlete, chances are you’ve heard that hydration is important. Between Gatorade commercials, coaches pushing fluids, and national health recommendations, this is likely not the first time you’ve encountered a pro-hydration message. But, how well do you really … Read More