Common Athlete Injuries: Fractures

Athlete in the city stretching before a run

A fracture can happen to anyone. But athletes are especially susceptible. In fact, 10% of all athlete injuries are fractures—and they can take up to nine weeks to heal. A fracture occurs when a bone cracks or breaks. A fracture is typically either an open or closed fracture. The difference? An open fracture is a clean […]

Surgery Doesn’t Have to Be Scary

Surgery Doesn't Have to be Scary

Surgery nerves. They are to be expected. Especially if it is a major surgery. The reality is, you will probably be nervous before your surgery. But surgery does not have to be scary—don’t let it cause you panic. Don’t worry yourself by googling surgery horror stories. Instead, focus on what you can do to have […]

When Should You Start Taking a Prenatal Vitamin?

Prenatal Supplement

If you are asking yourself this question, the answer is most likely: now. If you fit into any of these categories, you should be taking a prenatal supplement: Not trying to get pregnant but want to someday Trying to conceive Already pregnant Been pregnant before and want to be pregnant in the future On a […]

Your Pregnancy Nutrition Essentials: Folate, Calcium, and Choline

Pregnancy Nutrition Essentials

You have a lot on your plate during pregnancy. And with your pregnancy cravings and extra nutritional needs, you can take that sentence literally and figuratively. What you eat and your nutrition during pregnancy can be a little overwhelming. How much weight should you gain from week to week? Which foods should you avoid? What […]

6 Snacks You Should Munch on Post-Workout

Post Workout Snacks

The post-workout period is just as important as the workout itself. An intense workout also means focusing on your post-training nutritional needs. This includes figuring out what to eat to replenish your body’s energy stores and rebuilding and repairing damaged tissue1. When people exercise on a regular basis, their muscles experience a continuous cycle of […]