All tagged Healthy Living

PMS: Diet Fixes to Help Calm your Symptoms

Are you aware that your nutrition and diet choices can help to reduce the severity of symptoms prior to your period? Food cravings, irritability, fatigue… It’s not uncommon to hear of women experiencing these symptoms before their period. In fact, these symptoms have a name which you may have already heard of – “PMS” or premenstrual syndrome. PMS is not a well-defined term, but essentially refers to a wide range of symptoms that occur 1-2 weeks before menstruation, and diminish 1-2 days after the period starts.

 

Why Alcohol May Be Hurting your Training & Diet Progress + Tips to Drink Smarter

If you’re like me, the warm weather has likely got you spending more time outside, whether at the cottage, at the beach or on a patio, in the company of friends and family. And with these activities, it is likely you are enjoying a drink, or a few. While having some drinks in moderation is no biggy, being unaware of our drinking choices can get in the way of our health and fitness goals. This can mean not being conscious of how much we are drinking, the types of drink choices we are making, and what happens before and after we drink.

Food & Mood: What's the Connection?

I always preach that food is essentially our best means of self-care. What you choose to put into your body will influence how you feel both physically and mentally. If you prioritize consuming enough fruits and vegetables and eating regularly throughout the day, you may be amazed by the difference proper nutrition can make for your health and wellbeing.  

Health & Travel: Tips to Feel Your Best

Travelling, whether it’s for vacation or a work trip, typically throws us off of our usual routine. But, that doesn’t mean we need to throw everything out the window. Finding the balance between enjoying new foods and experiences on a trip, while still maintaining activity and a nutritious diet, helps us feel our best. I’ve learned over the years that it does take some extra work to maintain that balance, but it is worth it.