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5 Tips for Safe Bicycling in Urban Areas

May 5, 2018

Many people who live in the Richmond area are fortunate to live within safe biking distance to work, school and stores. Unfortunately, many families don’t take advantage of these opportunities to get exercise due to safety concerns. May 9 is National Walk or Bike to School Day. The goal of this day is not only to […]READ MORE

How Performance Training Benefits Firefighters and Police Officers

March 3, 2018

Whether you are a police officer, firefighter or member of the military, your job can require a lot from you physically. Just like an athlete, you can benefit from performance training that focuses on improving your strength, cardiovascular health, and flexibility. Improved Job Performance No matter how long you’ve been on the job, improved physical […]READ MORE

National Nutrition Month – “Go Further with Food”

March 3, 2018

By Abby Forman MS RD As we “March” into National Nutrition Month 2018, take a moment to think about what you leave behind each day.  National Nutrition Month is an education and information campaign created by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND), aimed at inspiring the country to improve their health one bite at […]READ MORE

How to Train As an Athlete in Your 30s

February 2, 2018

As athletes age, their needs for activity and nutrition change. While teenagers or college athletes can spend hours each day in the gym, older athletes rarely have as much time to build strength, improve speed and stay in shape. With a few key changes, you can keep your body in shape and continue working toward […]READ MORE

Enjoy a Healthy Valentine’s Dinner For Two

February 2, 2018

Valentine’s Day will be here before you know it, what were you thinking about doing for your significant other? If you’re looking to be healthy, more personal, and to spend some quality alone time with one another, then opt for making a romantic home cooked meal instead of going out to eat. Home cooked meals […]READ MORE

Don’t Give Your Fitness Goals!

January 1, 2018

New Year means a new start, right? However, New Year’s resolutions often end up being dropped by February. Only 8% of people stick to their resolutions and actually reach their desired goals. Some of the top resolutions people make are to stay fit and healthy or to lose weight, but with these types of resolutions, […]READ MORE

5 Great Christmas Gifts for the Athlete in Your Life

December 12, 2017

The holidays are just around the corner, and you may be wondering what gifts to give your athlete this year. You know you want to get them something useful, but aren’t sure what they need to help them succeed in practice and on the field. Help your athlete work hard, enjoy a great recovery and […]READ MORE

Avoid Stress This Holiday Season: Three Tips

November 11, 2017

This time of year you can expect to see articles about healthy holiday eating and tips to stay off the couch during winter vacation. While we are proponents of wise food choices and provide assistance with exercise and sports performance anytime, we would like to talk about another important, holiday-related health issue. It’s not uncommon […]READ MORE

Medical Nutrition Therapy More Than Just a “Diet” for People with Diabetes

November 11, 2017

November is American Diabetes Month.  Recent statistics show that nearly half of all American adults have diabetes or pre-diabetes.  Sadly, however, many people are not given the educational tools (particularly related to nutrition) needed to manage the disease throughout a lifetime. Often, patients are instructed to eat a “diabetic diet” and handed a pre-printed diet […]READ MORE

Why Sleep Is Key To Better Sports Performance

November 11, 2017

Athletes who train hard every day need to sleep hard every night. Though researchers are still uncovering all the benefits of sleep, recent evidence suggests that improved sleep can improve athletic performance, too. Competitive athletes should aim to get between 8 and 10 hours of sleep every night. To ensure that you get quality, REM […]READ MORE