1. Kickstart Your Metabolism

    Every person, whether apparent to themselves or not, falls into one of these three categories: weight loss, weight maintenance, or weight gain. So metabolism is a very important word when it comes to our body weight. Many people wish to have a speedy metabolism, leading to a more lenient food intake or to speed up a weight loss goal. Our genetics have an impact on how fast or slow our metabolism i…Read More

  2. Seeing Food in New Light

    By Hannah Alderfer, BA, CPT, FMSC You would think as a personal trainer and runner that I always view food appropriately. But my question to you is what does that statement even mean, "view food appropriately." As a senior in college I took a capstone class called The Spirituality and Ethics of Food and Eating. It opened my eyes to a whole new take on food. I've pulled out a few excerpts to share…Read More

  3. Addressing the Inflammatory Response with Food

    By: Hannah Alderfer, BA, CPT, FMSC If you’ve ever gone home after a hard workout and popped some Advil or Ibuprofen to help ease the aching muscles you’re anticipating, then you might want to rethink why you’re doing that. Taking an anti-inflammatory is not the best way to deal with post exercise soreness or DOMS (delayed onset muscle soreness). When it comes to dealing with acute inflammati…Read More

  4. Hannah’s Chicken Noodle Soup

    With the change in weather, soup has been on the menu in my kitchen. I’ve been busy making chili, ham and bean, and the all-time comfort food: chicken noodle soup. Full of veggies, whole grain noodles and a good portion of protein, chicken noodle soup can be a healthy, simple and delicious meal. It can be made even better when you use your own stock or broth, so the next time you have chicken fo…Read More