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Protein in Older Adults

It is no secret that the American population is getting older. Currently, 1 in 8 adults are considered older, which is age 65 and up.1 The RDA for protein is 0.8 g/kg/day, which allows for an acceptable macronutrient distribution range of 10%-35%.2  Protein is essential for any diet and is important for healing, immunity, and overall health. 484 more words

Sodium

Sodium often gets a bad name, but it is an essential nutrient in your diet that has several health benefits that include: (4)

  • Maintaining a proper balance of water and body fluids…
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Why You Should Be Eating Chia Seeds and 7 Easy Recipes

What are chia seeds and why should you be eating them? Chia seeds, yes the ch-ch-ch-chia of TV fame, come from the mint plant and are incredibly healthy for you. 400 more words

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Fitness Friday: Must Have Kitchen Essentials!

Two weeks ago I wrote about my secret to meal prep success. Today I am taking you behind the scenes of some of my favorite tools that assist in my conquering of the kitchen. 756 more words

Protein Supplementation for Athletes

Throughout the United States, athletes of all abilities are swarming to local supplement shops to buy protein powders.

But Why Should Athletes be Concerned about Protein? 807 more words

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Learn to Run with Intervals

Here is the deal, until a few weeks ago I would NEVER have claimed to be a “runner.” In fact, I still feel weird about associating that word with me. 325 more words