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Seacoast Fitness “Spotlight”: Fitness Nutrition Tips to Boost Energy & Endurance – Dr.’s Orders

January 17, 2013

Like many fitness enthusiasts, athletes and weekend warriors, I struggle to balance proper nutrition, good eating habits and maintaining my energy levels for my weekly workouts in the gym, at yoga class and on training runs (and swims) during the winter. So I was excited to attend Dr. Jeff Donatello‘s presentation on “the Nutritionally Deficient… Read More ›

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Fitness Take Me Away!: My Fantastic 4 Adventure Fitness Vacation Spots

Need to get away? But don’t want to come back home and need a health vacation after your vacation? Yeah me too. We’ve all been there. Well, a few years back I started going on an annual fitness vacation (retreat) to get away from it all, cleanse, recharge, push my fitness level, all while enjoying… Read More ›

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Your Workouts Should Be More Like Recess: Go Outside and Play!

Like most things in life, exercising and staying fit all comes back to what your mother used to tell you when you were a kid, get out of the house and go outside and play! Who knew mom was on the cutting edge of health and fitness back in the day? But hey, mom’s always… Read More ›

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Can Veggies Increase Your Exercise Endurance? – New Study Says “Beet it!”

While you were on your summer vacation, you might have missed the latest exercise and fitness nutrition fad for athletes. Well, like most things in life, it all really comes back to what mom used to say (well, she gently remind me over and over again as I threw peas at my siblings) – “eat… Read More ›

“Food Coaches” Help Build College Football (Nutrition) Champions

In a recent Sacramento Beenews story by Daniel Johnson titled “College football’s top 25 competing for ‘food coaches’ to gain performance edge”, the Collegiate & Professional Sports Dietitians Association (CPSDA) reported that “Food Coaches” – aka sports registered dietitians (Sports RDs), have been hired by many of the top Divsision I FBS college football programs to help give… Read More ›

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Today Was a Peach on the Seacoast: So Let’s Live Long and Prosper!

  It’s a summer Sunday on the Seacoast… and let me tell you this Sunday was a PEACH! After a morning spent grabbing some oatmeal and my venti Komodo Dragon blend coffee at Starbucks in Market Square, I replied to a few emails and got some blogging in and then, well I hit the wall…. Read More ›

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The Great Fitness Debate: How Best to Hydrate – Water vs. Sports Drinks

There seem to be so many varying opinions these days on how best to stay hydrated for fitness, workouts, races, and even endurance events like marathons and triathlons. What’s better? Should athletes stick with plain ol’ H2O or do we need the fancy sports drinks with the extra electrolytes and carbohydrates? This is the great… Read More ›

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Summer Yoga and the Heat – Poses to Cool Off With?

In her most recent Huffington Post (HuffPost) Healthy Living blog, Kristin McGee, Celebrity Yoga and Pilates Instructor & Fitness Expert wrote about some Yoga poses that can help cool the body down during the heat and humidity of summer in Summer Cool Down Poses. In her Healthy Living blog post, Kristin suggested the use of:… Read More ›

Bikram Yoga Brings Out Your Best! (It’s HOT, HOT, HOT)

What do Gwenyth Paltrow, Madonna, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Olympic tennis champion Andy Murray all have in common with well… me? That is other than our sweet dance moves? It’s a passion for and dedication to Bikram Yoga. We like it hot! As a beat up and inflexible aging athlete, who still thinks I am 25 (I’m… Read More ›

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