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What to Eat and Drink while Exercising in Hot Weather
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What to Eat and Drink while Exercising in Hot Weather

by Briana Bruinooge, RD, CPT Piggy-backing off of my good friend, Kasey Hutchinson’s expert nutrition advice, I thought I’d focus on how summer is around the corner and temperatures are getting hot, so what should you eat and drink on your athletic adventure? Fluid Loss and Impaired Performance It is important to eat and drink properly throughout...

Nutrition and Hydration Hacks for High Altitude
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Nutrition and Hydration Hacks for High Altitude

by Marisa Michael, MSc, RDN, LD Do you have a trip planned soon? Maybe you live at a lower elevation, but are going backpacking, skiing, or rock climbing at higher elevations. There are a few things to know to make your trip more enjoyable. Planning ahead and knowing how your body responds to altitude can...

Nutrition & Backcountry Hunting
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Nutrition & Backcountry Hunting

by Kyle Kamp, RDN, LD I admit it. I’m a sucker for the buzz created by big features like the one Aaron is putting together by dietitians (RDs) who ditch their weekly responsibilities on a Friday afternoon to spend 2 days of sheer bliss above the line of alpine trees in the mountains. You’ve already...

A Look at Supplements, Meals and Snacks for Muscle Recovery
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A Look at Supplements, Meals and Snacks for Muscle Recovery

by Kasey Hutchinson, RD, LMT Supplements Normally, I am not a big promoter of supplements but in an effort to be unbiased and transparent I will share my findings on a few beneficial supplements. Taurine: Taurine is an organic acid found in skeletal muscle and has many biological functions such as membrane stabilization, antioxidant capacity,...

Essential Macronutrients for Muscle Recovery
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Essential Macronutrients for Muscle Recovery

by Kasey Hutchinson, RD, LMT Essential Nutrients In this blog post I would like to shed some light on key nutrients needed for muscle recovery. I would also like to point out that specific timing is recommended to maximize the beneficial properties of these nutrients. Initial muscle recovery occurs within 2 hours of exercise, but...